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      CommentAuthormheald
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009
     


    so much better then being on boston fixedphotography
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      CommentAuthorjacobs
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2009 edited
     
    tomity:


    not from boston, but that is an a+ guy!
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009 edited
     
    So I dug my father's old canon slr out of the closet and took some pictures with it.

    Where do you photo peeps recommend processing/printing? Is $10/roll about the going rate?gone
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2009
     
    colortek is probably the best/most expensive in boston. if you want cheaper, ritz and hunts are good options though im not sure what any of those places are charging these days. also, if you shoot b&w you might have some friends who know their way around a darkroom who could process the film for you.RIDE METAL
    • CommentAuthorBRlAN Q G
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2009
     
    What's are opinions on CVS processing? I realize the only benefit is probably price, but is it that much worse to justify the extra 3-4 dollars per roll to develop at a place like hunts?
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2009
     
    mmm it can be, yes. i have had fairly good luck with cvs and use them for everything that comes out of my various toy cams. however, if i was shooting good film (which can cost like $10/roll) i would NEVER trust CVS with it. Film from CVS almost always comes back with scratches all up on it and occasionally residue from chemicals. its a good deal i guess, but certainly hit or miss, depends on the cleanliness and maintenance of the machines at your local cvs.RIDE METAL
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      CommentAuthorkjelgaard
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    Cameras Inc in Davis is good. I haven't had any problems with them yet and they only charge 5 a roll and do it in an hour, whereas Colortek charges 7.50 a roll and takes three hours. They said they could rush process it but they wanted double the price. The last time I used Colortek they put huge scratches all over my film. All of the massart photo majors have been using them more frequently since our lab started picking up less often, and I've heard nothing but complaints about them.

    If you are worried about it and really need your film to get handled right, there's always Color Services in Needham. It's far away, they have a 1 day turnaround, and they're pretty expensive. I used them all last year and I never once got chemical lines or scratches.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/800170/1/EVANGELION_NEXUS
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    as a novice photographer who's only really used digital, why do people even use film anymore? for real. isn't digital as good as or even better at this point? it just seems easier and way cheaper to shoot digital.
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    digital can be as good as film...if you buy a $5000 camera. not that i'm an expert or anything, but I have a $700, 10.1MP digital SLR and I just got an 8x10 printed and you can totally tell that it's digital and not film. maybe it was just low light...i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    The film vs. Digital debate rages on. These days, the "quality" advantages of 35mm film no longer exist, digital has caught up to and surpassed film with even prosumer level cameras. The only reason to shoot 35mm these days is personal preference, usually driven by the "vintage" look of film that most people love (including myself). The real reason to still shoot film lies within larger format cameras, which feature unique lens characteristics that 35mm digital can't match. Film is more expensive to shoot, its just spread out over time so people don't feel like they are spending as much. For $1000 these days you can get an awesome camera, however that is only half of the equation, you still need a good lens and a good eye to make a great photo - digital or film is secondary, the image is everything.RIDE METAL
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    ^yeah. especially the last part. indians, not arrows. a good camera can only take ya so far.

    yall post up some more pics!
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      CommentAuthorpirahna
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    Bikes from Jeremy's house last Thursday.

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    • CommentAuthormauspad
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    jstarck's grillin' him some bikes.
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    ^^LOOK AT THAT HIPSTAR!

    <3's Jeremy.

    Also thanks for having us, even though we're a roudy bunch.

    Looking forward to more 30RT's.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    brunop:as a novice photographer who's only really used digital, why do people even use film anymore? for real. isn't digital as good as or even better at this point? it just seems easier and way cheaper to shoot digital.

    because i got a free camera that is older than i am from my father and presumably it still works (we'll see after the film comes back!) and your digital will long be obsolete/broken by then. and i didn't/still don't have $700 or whatever a new dslr costs.

    and ugh that fisheye lens is terrible.gone
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    ^yeah. too much fisheye is . . .uh too much. . .but digital is still for ol' 'nop. i'm too damn impatient! i wanna see my pics and shit NOW. and i don't be diggin' on cvs and walgreens and labs and such. immediate gratification FTW!!!!!

    hahahhahhahahaaaaa!!!!
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
     
    monarch
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    ^that butteryfly is f'd.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthortristan
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
     
    brunop:pretty things


    Whoa, that picture is incredible.ascott430 - "Was going to build it up into a fixed gear until I realized I'd rather spend money and time on mountain bikes."
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    Castle Island

    Not that great a photo, but enough to make some peeps jealous. Castle Island today, Sparky's red bike.i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
    • CommentAuthorMike Steve
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    I'm jealous.I don't play with muthafuckas cuz this shit be real
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    ^nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not yoooouuuuuuuuuuu!i mean that looks like a 10 cat bag, easy
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      CommentAuthorelinormous
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    that was really fun. i'll post photos tmrw
    • CommentAuthorsqueaky
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    I'm jealous! I got home to an email post-poning my assignment so it's due Wed. Looks awesome though
    • CommentAuthorowen
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    ^^^^^ yeah that was good fun
    • CommentAuthorpepper
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    hella jealous.
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      CommentAuthorjoeyfresh
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    New term, pepper: hellous.
    And me too.We'll get you a cat, don't worry -t-honks
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      CommentAuthorrobotbuilder
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009 edited
     
    This year I finally got my first real digital Camera (Canon Powershot G10). My formal training, oh so many years ago, was in film, and I've finally gotten to the point where I can replicate the dynamic range of film by the tasteful application of bracketed exposures and HDR post processing (ugh). I'm still dissatisfied with digital, but doubt I'll ever return to film. (Anyone want to purchase a 4x5, or Rolleiflex?)

    a bit of this summer past. . .


    (Lantern Festival - July 2009, Forrest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)


    (Dawn illuminates the climb ahead - September 2009, Uno House, Kyoto, Japan)


    [:|][all your base are belong to us]
    • CommentAuthorSparky
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
     
    Robot, a 4x5 camera? is it a view or field camera?Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.
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    Regarding the photo equipment, I'll post details in the 'For Sale' thread soon.[all your base are belong to us]
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      CommentAuthorrobotbuilder
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009 edited
     
    Ok, one thing I love about digital photography is image stitching.
    [ I use Hugin, which is free, kind of a pain to figure out but totally kicks ass.]


    [Little known fact: only 1/3 of Japan is developed. Rural Japan is full of hidden farms tucked away in tiny little valleys, cozy between hills that more resemble cliffs. This farm, overlooking the farming village of Ukihashi, where every square inch of soil is put to use.]

    [We discovered this serene fishing cove of Mukaikata, Japan after foolishly following the infamous Lucas Brunelle through a massive drainage tunnel / open sewer. The elevated road in the background skirts the Coast North toward to Yokohama. It is a highway where bicycles are not allowed. We road it anyway (It was fucking terrifying), were stopped by the Police, and my friend Sam employed his broken Japanese to negotiate a police escort through a very long tunnel.]


    [:|][all your base are belong to us]
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
     
    ^ i like the time-lapse effect of the waves on the beach.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
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      CommentAuthorbrunop
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2009
     
    emerson rocks

    first snow
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
     
    can anyone on here scan my black and white negatives? CVS says its a special kind of film(ilford i think) and that their scanner wont be able to scan them in.MUFFDVR
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
     
    cvs is full of shit, if it fits in their machine, it will scan--just ask em nicely or go to a different cvs.
    (having worked in a cvs photo lab in high school, i have personally tried to scan a lot of different types of film with no failures)RIDE METAL
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
     
    took the day off today after waking up to this:
    one of those rainy days

    hung out with this guy instead:
    this was me today, if i was a cat, named chino.RIDE METAL
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
     
    eBAUMANN:cvs is full of shit, if it fits in their machine, it will scan--just ask em nicely or go to a different cvs.
    (having worked in a cvs photo lab in high school, i have personally tried to scan a lot of different types of film with no failures)


    good to know. thanks!MUFFDVR
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
     
    ^ no prob. most photo lab techs just dont know what they are doing so if its anything outside of their normal mode of operation they freeze and just say no. i have had to convince them a number of times to cross process film for me..."i PROMISE it wont hurt your machine, it will fuck up my film, shift colors, but thats what i WANT to happen...please just do it, you'll see." haha, its kinda fun actually, winning them over.RIDE METAL
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    Spending the semester abroad in Shanghai, back to Boston soon... Click on each photo to view the rest of the set on Flickr if you so desire. Been compulsively shooting ever since I picked up a DSLR last spring.

    DSC_5532_0135

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    and some Boston Bike Polo from this summer...
    boston_polo_08_1legit bike polo... a gusly entity of delicious. Mallets'n wheelcovers.
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    eBAUMANN:took the day off today after waking up to this:
    one of those rainy days
    ...


    This looks awesome as desktop wallpaper.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthordora
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
     
    eBAUMANN:

    this was me today, if i was a cat, named chino.


    OMG! OMG!!
    i want to mush my face into him!!!!!!!!Must be awful, being so fluffy.
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
     
    dora:
    eBAUMANN:

    this was me today, if i was a cat, named chino.


    OMG! OMG!!
    i want to mush my face into him!!!!!!!!


    haha cmon over, he would love it. he is probably the largest cat i have ever seen. he weighs about 26lbs. and sleeps most of the day.RIDE METAL
    • CommentAuthorhannaelise
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2009
     
    ^Chino is the greatest cat. He'll love you as long as you don't go near his foods.
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
     
    a few photos from the bruins game last night:

    Bruins v. Flyers - National Anthem

    Bruins v. Flyers - Bruins Goal

    and one from my window today:

    Lawn St. Dog WalkRIDE METAL
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    why do yr photos look like miniatures?You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    ^ short depth of field. when yr shooting miniatures, you tend to use something with a long lens so you can get nice and close to it, this also dramatically shortens depth of field, gives you shallow focus. a landscape shot like this with shallow focus is kind of unusual, so its not surprising it looks like a miniature.
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    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
     
    ^^good explanation, i have had a hard time finding the right words to describe it to people. and just for the record, these were done with a lens, not with photoshop (a lot of fake tilt-shift stuff out there these days).RIDE METAL
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      CommentAuthorhowl
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009 edited
     






    photos from new orleans.Troglodytarum is latin for troll
    • CommentAuthorBAUMANN
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009
     
    Boston Snow 12/20/09

    Boston Snow 12/20/09

    SNOWS HERE!RIDE METAL