Break Time

March 22nd, 2017
film

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

This may be the last post for awhile using my old antique Leica camera.  I’m testing another lens and will have to wait for return of processing.

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

 

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This Little Sucker Is Sharp

March 21st, 2017
film

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

This tabletop image was taken with my antique Leica camera seen below.  Nothing special about the picture but I get bragging rights for exposure without using a light meter.  Jon Falk, a buddy of mine and contributor to this blog sent me one today.  So I’ll get to try it out soon.

Photo by Jon Falk

The lens on that camera is as sharp as a tack.  I’m guessing I shot it around f3.5 and 1/15 of a second, handheld.  The full frame is below.  I didn’t get the highest scan of the film but you can easily read the top label of the ODoul’s  bottle.  While editing in Photoshop one can see the word “Premium” under the word  O Doul’s.

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Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Here’s a picture of my pride and joy:

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Seems Fitting, … Don’t You Think?

March 20th, 2017
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Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Results From The DarkRoom.com #2

In a previous post, I mentioned sending off 35mm film to the physical address of TheDarkRoom.com.

This old car was seen in a farm field near Laurel DE.   It provided an excuse to expend a couple frames of film in the old camera seen below. Seems fitting that an old car was captured on film, by an old photographer, and by an old camera, don’t you think?

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

 

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Results From The DarkRoom.com

March 19th, 2017
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Photography by E.W. Faircloth

In a previous post, I mentioned sending off 35mm film to the physical address of TheDarkRoom.com.  Well, the film came back about a week later and I now need to buy more film.

In this digital photography age, there’s a certain amount of satisfaction in waiting to see if any pictures “came  out.”  That’s one of the old ways in expressing  that you were able to capture with your film camera.  Today, as everybody with a smartphone probably knows, you know instantly if you captured a picture or video.  No more waiting for film you dropped off at a drugstore or other photo finisher.

Over the next few posts, I’ll show some pictures taken with color negative film, ISO 400. The above picture was first seen online at the TheDarkRoom.com website.  I sent in the roll, they processed and put them up online where I could view images.  They then returned my film, another prepaid film mailer, and a CD with my scanned images.

Below is the Leica  DRP GmbH with a Summaronf3.5 lens.   A friend,  Alejandro A. Alvarez, gave me that lens and a viewfinder to match made by Cannon.  I’m guessing the combination is worth over $700.  That’s not bad for a camera manufactured around 1950, almost 70 years ago.

When I took my bridge’s picture in AppleBee’s I didn’t have a light meter or flash unit.    So, I bracketed the shots, multiple shots at different exposures.  That lens is so so sharp it puts my new coated Nikon  glass to shame.

 

 

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

 

 

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Back In The Air

March 18th, 2017
drone

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

One of the above homes will be going on sale starting Monday.  A great location to be on the golf course, near a pond and backed up to the trees.

 

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Send It To Me In The Mail

March 16th, 2017
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Screen capture using Spectacle

This started out by me sending a form letter to one of my Delaware Senators concerning some social issue.  It serves me right, as I  got a form letter as a reply. I replied to the reply and left the ball on the States’ side of the net.  Below is my return:

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Ms. Ruberto,

You replied to my email by sending me an Egress Switch secure document, which I can’t open without either downloading their software or creating an account with them.

I love privacy and have read a little about encryption. So much that I have my own public key for end-to-end encryption. The reason I bring this up is for a number of reasons. One, I don’t believe having a document encrypted by others(Egress, ProtonMail, cloud providers, etc.) is truly secure. Having Egress be company based in London, not the USA, is another thing. I don’t trust USA entities, let alone UK companies.

It’s well and good the State of Delaware is encrypting business documents. But until it uses strong encryption methods which users can “trust” it’s just playing games with security.

Now, I’ve got that off my chest:)

I’m guessing the document you sent me isn’t classified. If that is the case, please send the information in a regular text file.

However, if the State of Delaware requires this encryption-lite method for online communications, just print it out and send it to me at:

Everett W. Faircloth
8673 Covered Bridge Road
Bridgeville DE 19726

Regards,

Everett W. Faircloth

 

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I Love Real Estate Jobs

March 16th, 2017
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Photography by E.W. Faircloth

I really enjoy shooting real estate shots for a couple of agents.
 

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The Resurrection

March 14th, 2017
avocado

Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Last year I read an article on growing an avocado from a seed/pit.  After following some direction on the Internet, two beautiful tiny trees took root.  They were placed outside on our patio and grew well during the summer.  Come Fall, I placed them in the garage where they would remain before the cold of Winter set in.  I waited too late, after the cold nights arrived and almost lost them.  After bringing them inside and trying to nurse them back to life, one sprouted leaves once again.  It was like a resurrection, well almost.

That the lone survivor above.  Now, I’m getting another seed on its way, which  will be planted in dirt in about 2 weeks.

A couple of my neighbors are snow birds, who have Winter homes in warm places like Florida and Arizona.  Neither wanted an avocado tree to take with them during their annual trek.  I fell like a cat owner trying to give away kittens.

 

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Enough With The Flowers, Already!

March 12th, 2017

Washington Times article

After three days of flower buds in my blog posts, I said “enough of the flowers, already.”

So, it’s back to changing some of the worlds problems:)

The Washington Times is a right wing rag but I buy because it’s the cheapest paper on the stands.  It also has good Sudoku puzzles.

The other day I saw this article about some Russian dissident, Mikhail Khodorkovsky.  Always be suspect of any dissent the corporate press dangles in front of the populace.  Mikhail is used as all dissidents, and that’s to  help destabilized a targeted government.  That’s Russia in this case.  This guy, according to a  2010 Foreign Policy article,  was once Russia’s richest man, the most powerful of the oligarchs who emerged in the post-Soviet rush of crony capitalism, and the master of 2 percent of the world’s oil production.  After spending time in jail, Putin pardoned him.  Many Russians agree with Putin, who last November compared Khodorkovsky with the mobster Al Capone, suggesting he too was responsible for murders but had to be tried for financial crimes(Foreign Policy)

In every country on the planet you can find  folks not happy.  Intelligence services look for those people, dissidents, to parade in corporate outlets.  This helps to sway decision makers about the need for regime change.  What better place to  state that need than the stenographers of government?

 

 

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Almost Spring

March 9th, 2017
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Photography by E.W. Faircloth

This macro lens of mine is working out fine for Spring photographs.

 

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