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    A roll taken at Headlands Light House Ohio - Lake Erie

    Below is a roll I took back in July on a beastly hot day. Please feel free to comment and suggest ways to improve.
    Holga WPC, Arista.edu Ultra, orange filter, caffenol C-L

    The first one came out very dark on the sides and I think I over lightened the shadows. It is the path to the light house.

    20130719WPC-11-1-low.jpg

    This was taken with my regular tripod collapsed it's shortest height.

    20130719WPC-15-1.jpg

    This my favorites

    20130719WPC-01-1-low.jpg

    Another favorite

    20130719WPC-05-1-low.jpg

    My wife's favorite

    20130719WPC-10-1-low.jpg

    No one cares for this one.

    20130719WPC-14-low.jpg

    I was trying to get seagull foot prints in the sand with this one but the table top tripod was not high enough.

    20130719WPC-02-1-low.jpg

    The other image was a double exposure that I did not like so I deleted the scan.
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    Very strong images (including the one no one cares for).

    Well done!
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    I like the 2nd one the best and also like your wife's favorite -even if the horizon is starting to become a "leading line" to the lighthouse!
    Probably it's the skies...

    Interesting your comment about the tripod being as low as it will go... I like that one a lot but I can imagine liking it even more if the camera was a few inches lower. I've found myself in the same situation pretty often with the tripod not going as low as I'd like. On mine, the legs will pop out to a wider spread, but there is a central post in it that then hits the ground. On several occasions I've ended up digging holes for it to go into, or just giving up altogether and putting the camera on the ground propped up level with whatever I can find ( rocks, pine cones, my camera bag, even my shoes! ). Not a nice feeling to be in the middle of a 5 minute exposure and realize that one corner is slowly sagging.

    Nice series!
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    I like to take two tripods a regular size and a table top model. Sometimes all I take is the table top model as lugging a tripod is a nuisance. My favorite is a Manfrotto MTT2-P02 with a ball head. It sits very low and it is easy to level the camera using the ball head. You can see it set up in the attached image.

    20130830N80052-lr.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned.Lewis View Post
    I like the 2nd one the best and also like your wife's favorite -even if the horizon is starting to become a "leading line" to the lighthouse!
    Probably it's the skies...

    Interesting your comment about the tripod being as low as it will go... I like that one a lot but I can imagine liking it even more if the camera was a few inches lower. I've found myself in the same situation pretty often with the tripod not going as low as I'd like. On mine, the legs will pop out to a wider spread, but there is a central post in it that then hits the ground. On several occasions I've ended up digging holes for it to go into, or just giving up altogether and putting the camera on the ground propped up level with whatever I can find ( rocks, pine cones, my camera bag, even my shoes! ). Not a nice feeling to be in the middle of a 5 minute exposure and realize that one corner is slowly sagging.

    Nice series!
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    I like that! I have a little one a bit like that that I sometimes use for my polaroid pinhole, but the legs don't go wide and sometimes it's still too high. I've heard of people using a bean bag, which sounds like a good idea but I haven't tried it.
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    I might be alone, but I like the last one (last one in the first post with all of the images, not the last image posted - in a thread all its own). I generally don't care for images with lots of "pinhole foreground," but in this instance I think it works really nicely to establish the place and create a dubious sense of distance and scale. Thanks for sharing!

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    Must be the underdog in me but I like the no one cares for. No disrespect for the other..
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