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I just developed a roll of film (from a sweet little 2 day jaunt to NYC) and the 2.5 month old Ilfosol 3 lost its punch, leaving me with useless negatives. That tells me I’m not shooting or developing as much as I should. Chemistry should not go limp waiting for me. Will aim to do better in 2023!

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alot of the small tin can 35mm only enlargers, and some of the 120 format enlargers came in suit cases for storage from the factory. I have seen a few on the online place that come in teh original suitecase and even in the origianl factory shipper.

I wasn't aware such things exist.
 

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I started running at 60 (2.5 years ago) and really enjoy it...more on the trail end of things though, as I find road runs get waaaaaay too boring after 20K or so.

Thanks for the link. I started running at 48 and am now 70. I'm getting a bit slower but I can still go the distance. Yes, trails are my preferred too. I'm a few blocks from a trailhead that has a near infinite number of possible routes on the prairie. I ran this morning with our running club and did a nice trail run along the Yellowstone River.

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I wasn't aware such things exist.

how people can build one at home, you can get vintage book pdf online on how to make them.




 
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Thanks for the link. I started running at 48 and am now 70. I'm getting a bit slower but I can still go the distance. Yes, trails are my preferred too. I'm a few blocks from a trailhead that has a near infinite number of possible routes on the prairie. I ran this morning with our running club and did a nice trail run along the Yellowstone River.

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I was watching Yellowstone; One Fifty documentary on the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone Park, not the drama, last night on Fox with Kevin Costner. Some really great videography of the landscape and animals. They had a lot on the river. I learned the Indians there called it Yellow Rock River after the yellow colors caused by the high content of iron in the rocks in the valley caused by Yellowstone Falls. What do you do about bears when you run along them or shoot your camera?
 

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Just at the last week of the year I purchased the Tamron SP f/5-6.3 150mm to 600mm AF zoom lens for the Nikon AF cameras, the compatible 2x extender, the TAP pad for up dating the said lens, and a Nikon f/2.8 16mm Fisheye AF lens. The GAS feels so good that I am going to now buy the middle yellow, orange, Red 25, UV, 720 IR and circular polarizing filter for the Tamron lens. The GAS just feels so good that I do not want to stop buying lenses and accessories.
 

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I was watching Yellowstone; One Fifty documentary on the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone Park, not the drama, last night on Fox with Kevin Costner. Some really great videography of the landscape and animals. They had a lot on the river. I learned the Indians there called it Yellow Rock River after the yellow colors caused by the high content of iron in the rocks in the valley caused by Yellowstone Falls. What do you do about bears when you run along them or shoot your camera?

We rarely have bears in Billings. When running or hiking in the mountains, carrying bear spray is prudent. We do have moose and deer in the city though. I did come upon a brown bear crossing the highway in front of me when I motorcycled down the Beartooth Highway last summer. The last time I motorcycled through Yellowstone Park, a bit over a year ago, I got stuck in traffic as a herd of bison was crossing the road. That was a bit unnerving

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I carry bear spray as well. A good friend of ours lives on a converted 50 foot commercial fishing boat who's been walking the rivers and creeks on BC's north coast all by himself for decades, to count spawning salmon for the Fisheries Dept. Obviously, he runs into bears all the time.

He carries a big can of spray on each hip. I asked him one day, "Why do you carry two cans? Did you run into a situation where one can wasn't enough?"

All he said was, "Yup".

I didn't press him for further details.

Haven't had to use it yet and haven't had a bad bear encounter in 50 years of hiking. I do carry two cans of spray while hiking now...just in case.
 

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We rarely have bears in Billings. When running or hiking in the mountains, carrying bear spray is prudent. We do have moose and deer in the city though. I did come upon a brown bear crossing the highway in front of me when I motorcycled down the Beartooth Highway last summer. The last time I motorcycled through Yellowstone Park, a bit over a year ago, I got stuck in traffic as a herd of bison was crossing the road. That was a bit unnerving

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Albuquerque enjoys a buffalo herd that lives a half mile from our city limits (on an indian reservation). San Francisco has/had a herd in Golden Gate Park.
 

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I ran a few miles every morning in San Francisco, partially because it was a good way to meet healthy women. We would then cross the bridge to Sausalito to have tequila sunrises. When I left San Francisco for New Mexico it was in the company of a very fine San Francisco woman who especially appreciated New Mexico's beauty, along with its backpacking opportunities and its native populations.
 

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I ran a few miles every morning in San Francisco, partially because it was a good way to meet healthy women. We would then cross the bridge to Sausalito to have tequila sunrises. When I left San Francisco for New Mexico it was in the company of a very fine San Francisco woman who especially appreciated New Mexico's beauty, along with its backpacking opportunities and its native populations.

My 2023 photo goals are to continue to make big prints and to refrain from casual snapping.
 

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I'm not doing very good with my resolution. Just another normal new year. LOL
 

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My New Years resolutions are:
  • grow more hair on the top of my head
  • loose 30 pounds
  • get 50 years younger with all the physical and mental ramifications
  • give up abstinence
  • become even better looking than my incredible good looks that I have now
  • become independently wealthy
  • continue become even more modest
Shucks, do you know how hard it was to come up with this list?

I am doing well on the fourth one.

Just at the last week of the year I purchased the Tamron SP f/5-6.3 150mm to 600mm AF zoom lens for the Nikon AF cameras, the compatible 2x extender, the TAP pad for up dating the said lens, and a Nikon f/2.8 16mm Fisheye AF lens. The GAS feels so good that I am going to now buy the middle yellow, orange, Red 25, UV, 720 IR and circular polarizing filter for the Tamron lens. The GAS just feels so good that I do not want to stop buying lenses and accessories.

I am making progress on this. My credit card is showing signs of melting. I will be up early to call KEH and I just paid FilterFind for two filter holders for the Fisheye bayonet filters.
 

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I know quite a few healthy women who carry spray to ward off all types predators.
And you probably know that there are entire swaths of the internet/Twitter/etc. devoted to women’s safety concerns around running in public. It’s a shame that in the 21st century they still have to put up with that kind of thing.
 

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And you probably know that there are entire swaths of the internet/Twitter/etc. devoted to women’s safety concerns around running in public. It’s a shame that in the 21st century they still have to put up with that kind of thing.

Yes, and that was a subject we covered when I coached high school cross country. We also talk about it in our running club, especially after the death of Sherry Arnold in Sidney, MY 10 years ago this month. (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teachers-killer-gets-80-years-in-montana-prison/)

One of my friends is always training for one thing or another and likes to get out and run at 5:30am before but doesn’t like to do that alone so I’ve logged lots of miles with her. The biggest threat we all face here, aside from cars, is loose dogs. I’ve been bitten 5 times and ended up in court over one of them. After that one, which happened during cross country team workout, I wanted to carry spray to protect me and the other runners but told I wasn’t allowed because it was considered a weapon and it was a school activity. Sigh….

BTW, I did Run #1 of my run all the streets of Billings project today and got 5 miles done.
 

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Yes, and that was a subject we covered when I coached high school cross country. We also talk about it in our running club, especially after the death of Sherry Arnold in Sidney, MY 10 years ago this month. (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teachers-killer-gets-80-years-in-montana-prison/)

One of my friends is always training for one thing or another and likes to get out and run at 5:30am before but doesn’t like to do that alone so I’ve logged lots of miles with her. The biggest threat we all face here, aside from cars, is loose dogs. I’ve been bitten 5 times and ended up in court over one of them. After that one, which happened during cross country team workout, I wanted to carry spray to protect me and the other runners but told I wasn’t allowed because it was considered a weapon and it was a school activity. Sigh….

BTW, I did Run #1 of my run all the streets of Billings project today and got 5 miles done.
Congrats on Run #1...Dare to Dream!

Regarding dogs & bear spray. I was a letter carrier and retired after 27 years with not a single dog bite. The supervisors wanted to give me an award (it's a very rare accomplishment) but I told them not to, because if they had, on my last day I'd probably get attacked by a herd of Rottweilers.

The Post Office gave us itty-bitty pump spray bottles of pepper spray which weren't really effective at all. I carried bear spray in my satchel and didn't broadcast the fact. Had to use it on maybe five occasions, and it worked great.

One time, a shepherd/husky cross mounted a surprise attack from close range. I had to take a couple steps backwards to give myself time to get a hand on the spray and tripped over some small cedar trees. As I was falling onto my back and the dog was about 3 feet from my face I managed to hit it with the spray. Dog turned and was gone instantly.

Another time, two pit bulls attacked, one in front of the other by about twenty feet. My concern was that if one got behind me, I'd be screwed.

The first one was coming in low and hard, with no indication of stiffening up its front legs (like dogs do on a bluff charge) so I nailed it straight in the face. It stopped a couple feet away and stared at me for one or two loooong seconds without blinking, coughing, wheezing, or giving any indication it was just hit by something that can turn a grizzly bear. Talk about tough as nails! It turned and went home as the second one attacked, which turned right away after being hit. The owner saw the whole shebang and said I did the right thing.

I carry bear spray (with a Scat Belt) on my runs around town. Lots of bears, and one day a pit bull saw me coming from a couple hundred feet away, so he sat down beside the sidewalk and locked eyes with me. As a breed, they tend to show zero social signals...it kept its eyes locked to mine the whole time, and watched me go as I ran past it. The Scat Belt is small, holding the can horizonatally in the small of my back.

That said, a very nice lady on my route had a pit bull that was one of the happiest, well mannered dogs I ever met. The two which attacked were owned by the local tattoo artist. Go figure.

Well, enough chatting...silver nitrate coat on the next salt print should be dry by now 😎
 
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Congrats on Run #1...Dare to Dream!

Regarding dogs & bear spray. I was a letter carrier and retired after 27 years with not a single dog bite. The supervisors wanted to give me an award (it's a very rare accomplishment) but I told them not to, because if they had, on my last day I'd probably get attacked by a herd of Rottweilers.

The Post Office gave us itty-bitty pump spray bottles of pepper spray which weren't really effective at all. I carried bear spray in my satchel and didn't broadcast the fact. Had to use it on maybe five occasions, and it worked great.

One time, a shepherd/husky cross mounted a surprise attack from close range. I had to take a couple steps backwards to give myself time to get a hand on the spray and tripped over some small cedar trees. As I was falling onto my back and the dog was about 3 feet from my face I managed to hit it with the spray. Dog turned and was gone instantly.

Another time, two pit bulls attacked, one in front of the other by about twenty feet. My concern was that if one got behind me, I'd be screwed.

The first one was coming in low and hard, with no indication of stiffening up its front legs (like dogs do on a bluff charge) so I nailed it straight in the face. It stopped a couple feet away and stared at me for one or two loooong seconds without blinking, coughing, wheezing, or giving any indication it was just hit by something that can turn a grizzly bear. Talk about tough as nails! It turned and went home as the second one attacked, which turned right away after being hit. The owner saw the whole shebang and said I did the right thing.

I carry bear spray (with a Scat Belt) on my runs around town. Lots of bears, and one day a pit bull saw me coming from a couple hundred feet away, so he sat down beside the sidewalk and locked eyes with me. As a breed, they tend to show zero social signals...it kept its eyes locked to mine the whole time, and watched me go as I ran past it. The Scat Belt is small, holding the can horizonatally in the small of my back.

That said, a very nice lady on my route had a pit bull that was one of the happiest, well mannered dogs I ever met. The two which attacked were owned by the local tattoo artist. Go figure.

Well, enough chatting...silver nitrate coat on the next salt print should be dry by now 😎

Any stupid can make any dog mean. Training a dog properly takes work and determination. I am glad you won.
 

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Shoot more film and get some international traveling done.
 

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Getting back in the darkroom. Especially since I have a print I’ve been needing to make for 3 years now. 😬
 
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