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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:09 pm

evilmiss wrote:Taken in the grounds of Paisley Arts Centre, where old grave covering stones are used as benches!!! This was a HUUUUUUGE Tif file, and I have a 3feet by 2feet print of it....mwahahahahaha!!!

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Impressive evilmiss :!: only one thing though! we can't see it ::):

mrlipring Re: B&W pic. your model is rather cute 8)
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Postby evilmiss » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:10 pm

oh, big pants.....do you know of a decent web-host for my piccies? One that works?!!!
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:30 pm

evilmiss wrote:oh, big pants.....do you know of a decent web-host for my piccies? One that works?!!!


Photobucket of course its a must and its free 8)

http://photobucket.com/

go sign up......Now!
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Postby evilmiss » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:34 pm

Wee, i think it now works, check out my edited post...
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:18 pm

evilmiss wrote:Wee, i think it now works, check out my edited post...


Ok! now you've sorted out your picture hosting! How about actually posting the photo...it would help :!: :twisted: ::):
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Postby evilmiss » Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:11 am

okay, the Pailey arts Centre grave stone:

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and my kitty

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Postby mrlipring » Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:23 am

Pgcc93 wrote:
mrlipring Re: B&W pic. your model is rather cute 8)


behave! She smells, but i'm used to it.
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Postby downward_spiral » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:16 pm

Good black and white film is lovely, it has absolutely amazing dynamic range (something which digicams really lack), and has a tonality that you can't really fake using photoshop.

Generally medium speed b&w film using a decent fast lens on an SLR allows you to hand-hold pictures steadily that you just can't do with most digicams, so when you're inside an abandoned building you can go without the tripod much longer than usual.

for amazing b&w check out:

http://www.abandoned-places.com

Someone a few posts back mentioned their old Zenit. This hunk of Russian tank is what I still use for B&W, and if anyone wants a cheap but good way to get into shooting B&W or slide film with an SLR, you can't get much cheaper.

For those who didn't know, the Zenit is a Soviet 35mm SLR ranging from the late 60s to the early 80s. It's 100% manual, so you do need to know how to manually focus and expose, but it's rewarding and not really that difficult.

I picked up a Zenit E with a 58mm lens for £5 last year. It's absolutey solid, built like a tank, and has taken some excellent shots. I also picked up a Zenit TTL for £10 with two extra lenses, and a Zenit 19 with a rare 50mm f1.7 lens for £5 in a charity shop. Dirt cheap!

You can pick up wide angle 28mm lenses for it, for about £15. Perfect for abandoned buildings.

My cheapo Zenit and a roll of B&W usually finds its way into the bag alongside my digital SLR, either as a backup or as an alternative to get a different perspective on the same thing.

I'll post some B&W shots from it as soon as I get access to my own pc again.

Cheers,

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Postby downward_spiral » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:24 pm

Hi Sharon,

Sharon wrote:Could use a repeat visit to St Peters for the express purpose of taking some decent photos...most of mine lacked sharpness due to my shaky hands!!


I'd love to go back there some time soon and explore the upper floors of the main building. From the photos you posted I assume you managed to get up above. Is there another staircase besides the smashed up concrete one in the centre of the building?

I didn't get enough time to explore the place as much as I liked, as I was greeted by a shite of neds from the local young team. I decided to shift before they made off with a discount on my camera.

At least they can't set concrete on fire.

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Postby Sharon » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:32 pm

Yup. What you needed was the staircase at the side of the building.

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Postby downward_spiral » Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:39 pm

Sharon wrote:Yup. What you needed was the staircase at the side of the building.


Thanks, that's the one.

Any plans for a return visit?

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Postby duncan » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:54 pm

downward_spiral wrote:I was greeted by a shite of neds


is that the collective term? must remember that one...
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:34 am

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Postby Fossil » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:28 pm

Very nice pg.

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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:02 pm

A few taken yesterday, just to try the B&W out.

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