Long Exposure and WordPress Reblogging Bug

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Here is my Week 28 post from 52Rolls with yet more storm drain photos, and a gripe about a bug in the imperfect reblogging feature that WordPress offers members.

Originally posted on 52 rolls:

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A few months ago I received some parts for the Mamiya M645 Super that allow me to take longer exposures. The crucial piece was an adapter for a normal cable release. But I did not find a chance until a few weeks ago to give it a try. My apologies for having the same subject on three rolls in a row (not to mention many others). It is the way it has worked out recently. I do have some shots that are completely different places coming up, I promise!

I used a roll of expired Ilford XP2 400 for these tests, as well as a Cameron Fader ND filter set at various densities up to the maximum 6 or 7 f-stops. I can’t remember the exposure times, though the longest was about 30 seconds and the shortest a couple of seconds.

These shots were made at the same time as some of those on my week 26…

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Makituk Pingwartuk – Ice Floe Walruses

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In an earlier post (link) I described my interest in the ceramic sculptures of Inuit artist Makituk Pingwartuk. In that post you can find information about the sculptures, a bit about Makituk Pingwartuk, and a list of pieces that I will be featuring in my blog, with links to them as they are published. All the pieces featured here are in the collection of my wife’s family.

This piece is ice floes with four walruses amongst the floating ice. I show various views and details as well as the base. It is not signed.  Its dimensions are:

  • Length – 7 ½” (~19 cm)
  • Width – 6 ½” (~16 cm)
  • Thickness – 1” (~2.5 cm)

This is part of a series that details the collection of my wife’s family, made while they too lived in Nelson and were friends with Makituk who was studying ceramics at Kootenay School of Art.

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Nils Adventures On

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I was photographing the tree shadows on the wall when this appeared.

I lunged for the window but was too late to catch direct sight of Nils on his goose.

Even so, I am taking this as proof that Nils’ adventures carry on, even if far from Sweden.

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Makituk Pingwartuk – Bird and Chicks

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These ceramic birds was sculpted by Kingnait (Cape Dorset) artist Makituk Pingwartuk while a student at Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. While we are tempted to think of them as owls, they do not completely conform to the way owls are represented and thus they may be some other species, perhaps most likely ptarmigan. Signed on the inside of base.

  • Length (wingtip to wingtip) – 7 inches (~18 cm)
  • Width (head to toe) – 4 ½ inches (~11 cm)
  • Thickness (anterior to posterior) – 2 ½ inches (~6 cm)

This is part of a series that details the collection of my wife’s family, made while they too lived in Nelson and were friends with Makituk.

More information about Makituk and this collection can be found in my initial post in this series, at this link.

 

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Drain with Dog

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The Ross Bay storm drain often has dogs on it, but rarely do they feature in my photos.

This is partly because I am a cat kind of guy and partly because they don’t usually show up when and where needed.

This one did manage to place itself quite well on a fleeting visit to the drain.

This is another in my tests from the Minolta AF-S more of which can be seen at this link and during the past few days on this blog.

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Makituk Pingwartuk – Bear

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This ceramic polar bear was sculpted by Kingnait (Cape Dorset) artist Makituk Pingwartuk while a student at Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC.

  • Length – 12 inches (~30 cm)
  • Width – 6 ½ inches (~16 cm)
  • Height – 7 ¼ inches (~18 cm)

This is part of a series that details the collection of my wife’s family, made while they too lived in Nelson and were friends with Makituk.

More information about Makituk and this collection can be found in my initial post in this series, at this link.

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Drain with Self

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I find myself in some of the Ross Bay storm drain photos which is inevitable given how often I take pictures there.

Usually, though, I don’t present as a Neanderthal Venus figure.

This is a b&w conversion from the underexposed results of testing a Minolta AF-S camera.

Others have been seen on this blog in the past week.

And the colour originals along with lots of info about the camera can be found here.

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