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  Saturday   May 13   2006

be still my heart

Rove Informs White House He Will Be Indicted

Within the last week, Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him, according to sources.

Details of Rove's discussions with the president and Bolten have spread through the corridors of the White House where low-level staffers and senior officials were trying to determine how the indictment would impact an administration that has been mired in a number of high-profile political scandals for nearly a year, said a half-dozen White House aides and two senior officials who work at the Republican National Committee.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources confirmed Rove's indictment is imminent. These individuals requested anonymity saying they were not authorized to speak publicly about Rove's situation. A spokesman in the White House press office said they would not comment on "wildly speculative rumors."


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The Disappearing City

These photographs of New Orleans and the surrounding area were taken three months after Hurricane Katrina and are part of a larger project to photograph landscapes around the world that are exhibiting dramatic transformation due to global warming.


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All of Us Participate in a New Iraq
by Dahr Jamail

At one point during that presentation in Austin, I attempted in vain to describe to the audience what life in Baghdad is like. It was in vain, because how can anyone in the United States begin to imagine what it is like to be invaded, to have our infrastructure shattered, to have occupying soldiers photographing detained Americans in forced humiliating sexual acts and then to have these displayed on television, to have our churches raided and worshippers therein shot and killed by occupation troops?

It is only when more people in the U.S. begin to fathom the totality of the destruction in Iraq that one may expect to hear the public outcry and uprising necessary to end the occupation and bring to justice the war criminals responsible for these conditions. Until that happens, make no mistake: all of us participate in a new Iraq, our hands dyed in the blood of innocents.


Saving Iraq: Mission impossible
by Juan Cole

The man who would be Iraq's prime minister announced Tuesday that "90 percent" of the work in forming a new government was done. You would never know, from the petty squabbling in the U.S.-protected Green Zone over who gets what ministry, that beyond its concrete barriers a brutal "war of the corpses" rages each night in the nightmarish streets of Baghdad, and that the rest of Iraq continues to spiral out of control. Guerrillas killed 20 and injured 70 with a truck bombing in the far northern city of Tal Afar (reduced by the U.S. last August, and extolled by Bush as "a free city that gives reason for hope for a free Iraq"). The shooting down of a British military helicopter in Basra on Saturday, and the anti-Western riot that followed, signaled that even the relatively quiet Shiite south is seething with a thousand mutinies.

Iraq stands on the brink of all-out civil war. Is Prime Minister-designate Nouri al-Maliki the man to forestall it?


Watch this:

Sir! No sir!


  thanks to Blaine England

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Gabriel Cromer Collection


  thanks to wood s lot

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Another brick in the wall
If I were an Israeli I would have built a wall, but not as a way of stealing land
by Robert Fisk

We have been conned again. The Israeli elections, we are told, mean that the dream of "Greater Israel" has finally been abandoned. West Bank settlements will be closed down, just as the Jewish colonies were uprooted in Gaza last year. The Zionist claim to all of Biblical Israel has withered away. Likud, the nightmare party of Menachem Begin and Benjamin Netanyahu, has been smashed by the Gaullist figure of the dying Ariel Sharon, whose Kadima party now embraces Ehud Olmert and that decaying symbol of the Israeli left, Nobel prizewinner Shimon Peres. This, at least, is the narrative laid down by so many of our journalists, "analysts" and "commentators". But it is a lie.


New U.S. Foreign Policy for Palestine; Starvation

The United States and Israel have finally agreed on a plan to resolve the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel will continue lobbing missiles into civilian areas of Gaza and the West Bank while the US cuts off food and other vital aid to the territories. That way they can maximize the human suffering while preparing the people for a violent death.

This is not what Palestinians bargained for when they accepted the western-model of democracy.

The Road Map has become a cul de sac of aggression, subjugation and outright murder.

I wonder how many Palestinians would have stayed home if they knew how they’d be treated for voting for the party of their choice?

Presently, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are experiencing what United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) John Ging calls, “the countdown to a humanitarian crisis”. In a wanton act of collective punishment, Palestinians are being deprived of food, money and access to the outside world. As Jimmy Carter says in his article, “Punishing the Innocent is a Crime” “Overwhelmingly (the victims) are school teachers, nurses, social workers, police officers, farm families, who are just hoping for a better life”.

Their crime?

They voted for the wrong party; the party that will not fulfill its primary obligation to act as Israel’s security apparatus in the territories.


Starving Palestinians into Submission

The American alleged noble goal of spreading freedom and democracy in the Arab World has been scandalously exposed when the American administration, who encouraged Palestinian election (declared by international observers to be free, honest and fair), has rejected the people’s choice, and is attempting to starve the whole nation as a punishment for exercising their democratic right. The Bush administration is putting pressure on the international community to stop all financial aid to the Palestinians, to impose a type of a quasi economical embargo, and to politically isolate them in an attempt to overthrow the newly elected Palestinian Authority (PA).


Kadima government helps break the boycott on Hamas?
by Helena Cobban

In my piece on Hamas for Boston Review, the dateline for which was May 1, I had written that the continuation of the harshly damaging boycott on allowing any material or financial aid to reach the PA-held areas was most probably a function of the continuing (as of then) absence of a new government in Israel... And that most likely once a Kadima-led government had been formed and started to stabilize itself it would quietly put out the word to the Bush administration and the pro-Israelis in Congress to ease up on the boycott....


Hamas and Israel's "Right to Exist"
Making (Non) Sense of the Funding Cut-Off

A certain withered diplomatic logic does underlie this measure. The PA itself was invented in 1995 to administer Oslo's implicit two-state solution. Hamas's refusal to recognize Israel's "right to exist" would seem to negate the diplomatic agreement that established the terms of its own authority. Until it agrees to those terms, the international community might deem that Hamas has rendered the PA's legitimacy uncertain.

Unfortunately for its proponents, this rationale has crashed on one glaring pitfall: the premise that Israel itself supports the terms of Oslo or the Road Map. Prime Minister Olmert has openly declared the "Road Map" a dead letter. His stated policy of "ingathering" settlers into the major West Bank settlement blocs is accepted by everyone as signaling Israel's intent permanently to annex major portions of the West Bank. The advancing Wall and settlement construction are ample material evidence that this plan is Israel's real program and is already half-achieved. No one disagrees that these developments signify permanent territorial dismemberment of any Palestinian "state." No one disagrees that the terms of Oslo have vanished like the morning mist.


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equipment and straps

There was a new arrival to my camera arsenal Thursday:

It's a Ricoh Diacord twin lens reflex that takes 120 roll film and produces negatives that are 2 1/4" square. My Meopta Flexaret has been having problems. The viewing lens either has a built in problem with light fall off around the edges or there is a mirror problem. I know the ground glass was dirty so I've been trying to remove it. It's not obvious how to get to it. I kept taking more and more things apart until I put it aside in frustration and fear that I would really screw it up. I've missed a TLR. Last week I was over at my friend Vern's showing off my Burke & James kit and he was showing me his recently acquired TLRs. This was one of them. He had an identical one in for a CLA and repair and offered this one to me in exchange for help I've given him on his website. I picked it up Wednesday and have shot most of a roll of film. It's sweet. Not as well known as TLR offerings from Rollei, Yashica, Mamiya, and Minolta, it does have a reputation of having a Tessar lens equal to the others. It has an interesting focus lever that extends out both sides. It's great ergonomically and it has speed and f stop indicators that are viewed from the top. The speed and aperture levers are a tad stiff but not too bad. The covering for the lens board has come off and has been replaced by gaffers tape. I sense a recovering project.

The flash attachment is even a hot shoe. No red window. The knob winder stops when a frame has been advanced. The shutter has to be manually cocked and there is no interlock so you can easily double expose. I really enjoy shooting with it. I have a roll of Kodak Portra 160 VC in it. I've always shot 400 films so this is new. The next rolls I buy will by Portra 160 NC which is less contrasty and is the only film type available for 5x7 so I will be trying it out first in the Ricoh. There aren't a lot on eBay but one can be had for around $50 if patient. A great deal!

Picking it up was also led to one of those necessities that are mothers of invention. I don't have a strap, at gordy's camera straps, that works well on the slotted lug that most TLRs have. When I picked it up from Vern I saw he had used a leather strap on his Yashica D TLR. It was a little different setup but it gave me an idea and I made this prototype strap that attaches to the camera and one of my regular neck straps. It works great. I need to thin the leather and I need to talk to my leather man on how best to do that. When I get the final version I will do a strength test and put it up for sale.

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  Thursday   May 11   2006

more tomorrow

I've been sidetracked this evening by finally figuring out how to make camera straps for twin lens reflexes. I'm working out the details. I need a strap for a twin lens reflex since my friend Vern just gave me a Ricoh Diacord G. More on straps and camera later. Tomorrow we are going up to visit Gerry for a Mother's Day lunch at the care facility Gerry is at. Probably more posts tomorrow afternoon or evening.

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filtering software and censorship

My friend Ken Smith is a photographer in Eastern Washington. And a very fine photographer at that. Here is a link to his site: Ken Smith Fine Art Photography. For the following to make sense I suggest you check it out, particularly the section of nudes which is what is causing Ken's problem. I will let Ken explain it. He sent me this email yesterday:

A couple days ago I got a call from the ACLU-WA. They said they were about to enter into a lawsuit against my regional library system. Seems their internet filtering software, blocks some sites, and the library system will not unblock the software, even if an adult goes to the staff and asks to unblock it. And, my website is being blocked, they said. I asked if just my regional library system in washington state was acting this way, and they said only it and another was acting this way. Other library sys will unblock a site, if an adult requests. Anyway, they wondered if I wanted to enter into the suit, and suggested I go to the library and try to access my site.

Well, today I stopped at the omak branch library, and asked the librarian if they could try to access my site. What came up was disturbing, maddening. It was blocked, showed my IP address, and said reason for blocking "General Pornography". When I saw that, I couldn't believe it! They had labeled my website as Pornography, and me in association, as a pornographer!

Well, the librarian said, it was because of the software....passing the buck really. For they signed onto the software and the philosophy it uses.

She gave me the number of the asst. director of the regional library, down in wenatchee. I sat in the parking lot, and called him. He explained what had been going on....only they and the Vancouver library system were refusing to unblock the blocked sites that their software blocked. "Because of the Children." Whenever I hear that, I suspect children being used as an excuse.

He said their board of 7 members decided it should be that way. Not get a different software. Not unblock for adults. But to let the software determine the broad swath of blockages. Wonder if Picasso's work is blocked....it is nude. Or
other paintings? OR just photography? How do they decide what is blocked and what not? Because I mention the word 'nude' in my descriptions? A 'general pornography' then?

Previous, I had decided to not join the lawsuit, because I didn't want anymore distraction, stress, involvement with people in general (which I don't have a high opinion of lately). But to see my label, it made me want to fight back.

The wenatchee library guy said he would look at my site, and possibly contact the filtering company to have them unblock my site....Is that what it takes? Once subscribed, the library has to contact the software company? Can't do
anything themselves? He said he would email me what he finds.

He hoped I wouldn't join in the lawsuit, cause they wouldn't be able to hire lawyers to fight it, and would probably just remove the computers from the libraries entirely. I told him if they were going to filter that broadly, then it was best they do remove the computers. I was so upset to be labeled. People in my small community, that look up my site, now get to see a labeling of me....pornographer? I didn't know this was going on.

The wenatchee guy also mentioned federal funding, etc.........but if only they and another regional library system are doing this, then it must be up to the library system to decide.....it's not just the federal funding issue. Yeah, it has to have filtering....but they can unblock.....or they can buy better filtering software that can block what must be blocked.

I've not decided what to do yet about the suit. I'm supposed to hear something from them sometime soon. I don't want the distraction. I want justice. I want to protect my space, so I can think about art, and not the fucked up world.


Today he added this:

I just got this message. I left the guy's name off, cause it's not necessary really. So this is how the job of filtering gets done? You get labeled as 'general pornography', and unless you go to the library and see if you can get on your website you don't know. If you are blocked, then you must complain to the regional library? Then they review your site and make the 'judgement' you are ok, and then they contact their filtering software company to ask you be whitelisted? Generally guilty until you make your case? And what if you don't know you are on a list...every list? Do I go to each library, to see if I'm on their list, due to their software filter, or the software company prejudice? What is the science here?

Here is the message he received:

Thank you for calling me yesterday to discuss your concerns about our approach to filtering and the Internet. I have taken a look at your website (http://www.kensmithart.com) and I can see that your work art and not pornography. I am sorry that you were offended by your experience at the Omak library. We have contacted the company that provides our filter and asked them to remove your wensite from the list of proscribed websites. They will send a message to us when this has been accomplished and I will contact you when that happens. This will allow folks using our computers for Internet access to connect with your site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,
Director of Public Services
North Central Regional Library

What a crock of shit.

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sand art

Harrisand World Chanpionship Sand Sculpture


  thanks to J-Walk Blog

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The Real Oil Story: The Oil in Iraq

Oil is pretty slippery stuff. The press is playing up $3 a gallon gasoline, record oil company profits, and the $400 million retirement package for Exxon’s former CEO. But these stories are trivial compared to the oil story they have ignored all along. The war in Iraq. It’s an oil war. And you don’t have to take my word for it. Read former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips new book, “American Theocracy" : the Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century.” The corporate media may have failed us but authors like Phillips are providing the needed analysis.

Bush, Cheney, Rice and other key Bush players have impeccable oil industry credentials. When they came to the White House, so did the oil industry. Cheney, Rumsfeld and others also have strong ties to the Project for a New American Century, a neo-conservative organization which unabashedly advocates U.S. world supremacy through pre-emptive war, regime change for governments they don’t like, and permanent military bases in the Persian Gulf to secure U.S. interests – foremost among them oil. U.S. world domination requires not only access to oil but control of it – a tall order since 65% of the world’s oil reserves lie within the boundaries of a handful of Arab countries.

Phillips explains that coveting and safeguarding Persian Gulf oil has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. We’ve struck deals, propped up royal families, supported coups, and armed dictators to keep the oil flowing in our direction and to give U.S. oil companies a piece of the action. We’ve also waged at least one prior war for oil, the first Gulf War in 1991. If Bush did not consider oil when deciding to invade Iraq, it would be the first time in fifty years that guaranteeing an uninterrupted flow of Persian Gulf oil was not a central element of U.S. foreign policy.


Science Fiction
by Jim Kunstler

Riding the van out of the airport Friday night to the Park-and-Fly lot, with the planes floating down in the distant violet gloaming, an eerie recognition came over me that life today is as much like science fiction as it will ever get -- at least as far ahead as I can see. Some of my friends' kids may never fly in airplanes. They may never own cars. At some point twenty, thirty years ahead, they may not take for granted throwing a light switch in a dark room.

Our sense of normality will be coming up for review soon, and hardly anybody seems ready to face it. The now-consistently moronic New York Times played a story in the Sunday business section which said that "consumers" were just shrugging off three-dollar gasoline and spending like gangbusters in the super discount box stores. It seems not to have occurred to the editors that perhaps three dollars a gallon is not the final destination of our pump prices. They were so triumphal over the public's supernatural immunity to the three-dollar-flu that they failed to essay what four-dollar or even five-dollar a gallon gasoline might do to America's shopping heroes.

My own guess is that it is liable to drive the NASCAR grandstand ticket prices a wee bit higher, at least.


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Blaine's son Perry lives in New York City. He commutes from Staten Island to Greenwich Village. This is his transportation. It's a fixie — a fixed gear road bike. And it's Old Skool — no brakes. Perry machined the rear dropouts, brazed them on, and built the wheels — radial front and modified crowsfoot rear. It's a pretty thing and an inspiration to get to work again on my fixie. Good job Perry! Great picture, too.


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A Nation of Waitresses and Bartenders
Life in the Bush Economy: Fat, Drunk and Broke

Banister points out that the excess supply of labor in China is about five to six times the size of the total US work force. As a result, there is no shortage of workers in China, nor will there be in the foreseeable future.

The huge excess supply of labor means extremely low Chinese wages. The average Chinese wage is $0.57 per hour, a mere 3% of the average US manufacturing worker's wage. With first world technology, capital, and business knowhow crowding into China, virtually free Chinese labor is as productive as US labor. This should make it obvious to anyone who claims to be an economist that offshore production of goods and services is an example of capital seeking absolute advantage in lowest factor cost, not a case of free trade based on comparative advantage.

American economists have failed their country as badly as have the Republican and Democratic parties. The sad fact is that there is no leader in sight capable of reversing the rapid decline of the United States of America.


The Last Gasp of the Dollar?

If one day the world's largest oil producers demanded euros for their barrels, "it would be the financial equivalent of a nuclear strike.” Bill O'Grady, A.G. Edwards commodities analyst

“Everybody knows the real reason for American belligerence is not the Iranian nuclear program, but the decision to launch an oil bourse where oil will be traded in euros instead of US dollars….The oil market will break the dominance of the dollar and lead to a decline of global American hegemony.” Igor Panarin, Russian political scientist

Overnight the story of Iran’s proposed oil bourse has slipped into the mainstream press exposing the real reasons behind Washington’s ongoing hostility towards Tehran. Up to this point, analysts have brushed aside the importance of the upcoming oil-exchange as a Leftist-Internet conspiracy theory unworthy of further consideration. Now, the Associated Press has clarified the issue showing that an Iran oil bourse “could lead central bankers around the world to convert some of their dollar reserves into euros, possibly causing a decline in the dollar’s value”.


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Coal Hollow


  thanks to Conscientious

Coal Hollow

Coal Hollow, not a real place, is a construct from all too real places and people documented over several years in eight counties of West Virginia, our second largest coal producing state. Melanie Light's oral histories and Ken Light's black-and-white photography give us a documentary that goes far beyond the news to show the enduring damage coal mining has done to the people and environment of Appalachia. We should all note this degradation for, as Robert Reich, an economist, Professor of Public Policy and former U. S. secretary of labor, writes in his Foreword to Coal Hollow, "There is growing evidence that the survival of societies depends on how they treat their human and natural resources."


  thanks to Conscientious

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The wheels of history have a tendency to roll back over the same ground. For the past 33 years — since, as they see it, the wanton era of the 1960's culminated in the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 — American social conservatives have been on an unyielding campaign against abortion. But recently, as the conservative tide has continued to swell, this campaign has taken on a broader scope. Its true beginning point may not be Roe but Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 case that had the effect of legalizing contraception. "We see a direct connection between the practice of contraception and the practice of abortion," says Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, an organization that has battled abortion for 27 years but that, like others, now has a larger mission. "The mind-set that invites a couple to use contraception is an antichild mind-set," she told me. "So when a baby is conceived accidentally, the couple already have this negative attitude toward the child. Therefore seeking an abortion is a natural outcome. We oppose all forms of contraception."


  thanks to Magpie

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book recommendations

City Of Fire triology
by Kevin Baker

These are just way too good. Historical fiction that takes place in New York City at three different periods. Dreamland takes place in 1910. From Amazon:

Kevin Baker's Dreamland is the kind of novel that begins with a two-page list of characters and ends with a nine-page glossary. In between, this vast, sprawling carnival of a book takes in Coney Island and the Lower East Side, midgets and gangsters, Bowery bars and opium dens, even Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. It is, in short, a novel as big, lively, and ambitious as Gotham itself, and if you can stomach some of the more garish local color, it's every bit as much fun. Set at the turn of the century, in a New York as polyglot as any city on earth, Dreamland opens with an act of misplaced--and very stupid--compassion. Eastern European immigrant Kid Twist intervenes when villainous gangster Gyp the Blood is on the verge of murdering a young newsboy for sport. But surprise: that's no street urchin--that's Trick the Dwarf, self-proclaimed Mayor of Little City and a Coney Island tout, who dresses up as a boy, he says, as "a way I had of leaving myself behind." Trick hides Kid Twist in the hind parts of the Tin Elephant Hotel; Kid Twist meets Esther Abramowitz, impoverished seamstress and labor agitator, then falls in love; Trick woos Mad Carlotta, a three-foot beauty who thinks she's the Empress of Mexico; and Freud and Jung sail for America, where they squabble about psychoanalysis. There are also a few subplots involving police corruption, Tammany Hall, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire--but who's counting?

Paradise Alley takes place during the Civil War draft riots. From Amazon:

Paradise Alley, Kevin Baker's follow-up to Dreamland, makes full use of his skills as a top historical researcher. Paradise Alley concerns a tumultuous moment in the record of the Civil War: the 1863 New York riots that followed President Lincoln's decision to create a draft. Baker refers to the street violence as one of the worst instances of civic unrest in American history. Yet one can't tell a compelling story with simple pronouncements. Baker gives us a handful of characters--fictional, yet emblematic--who lead readers through the dense weave of class, race, ambition, gender politics, and violence in mid-19th-century America. More importantly, Baker has that rare gift of establishing crucial links between the past and the present, of helping a reader understand that we live with the consequences of history. A hugely ambitious project, Baker wrestles with his responsibility to the overall vision as well as to many, many outstanding moments, and for the most part he gets the balance right.

And Strivers Row takes place in WWII Harlem. From Amazon:

Played out against the backdrop of Harlem in 1943, this generally engaging, sometimes dense third novel from Baker (following the bestselling Dreamland and Paradise Alley) reimagines the early days of Malcolm Little—the man who became Malcolm X. As depicted by Baker, the young Malcolm is quick-witted, eager, reckless and impulsive, but also sensitive and possessing a strong sense of justice. These qualities lead to a chance encounter in which he helps Jonah Dove (the Dove family is familiar from Paradise Alley), a young Harlem minister who is struggling with his own demons as the fair-skinned leader of a black church that has not truly embraced him, despite his being the only son of the church's much-beloved founder; Dove's unfolding story (including his struggles with passing) deepens Malcolm's. The book stays within what's already known about Malcolm X's early adulthood, but Baker covers the territory carefully. He also thoroughly captures the figures (Adam Clayton Powell Jr., West Indian Archie, the Collyer brothers, etc.) and micropolitical climate of wartime Harlem: munitions factories have brought jobs to the struggling community, but low wages, rationing, racial hostilities and an increasing military and police presence makes for possibly explosive combinations. When these tensions do reach the breaking point, Baker lends the resulting fray a visceral reality.

These were books I couldn't put down. Great use of period language and weaving actual historical people and incidents to tell a great story.

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give us this day our daily photograph

Kentucky Fried Chicken

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This is the last of my 30 year old 5x7 negatives. I promise. One of the types of panoramic cameras is the flat back. The Fuji 617 (apparently no longer in production but there are others like it) shoots a 6x17cm negative on 120 roll film giving a letterbox format. The Fuji 617, and their ilk, use 5x7 view camera lenses since the 17cm length is 6.7 inches which is the image length of a 5x7 negative. In fact, the original Fuji 617 used a Fujinon 105mm SE f8 which is the wide angle lens I want for my Burke & James (someday). These are expensive cameras. I think the Fuji went for around $5,000 but used ones could be had for a little over $2,000. I can do the same thing with my 5x7 Burke & James by cropping the top and bottom of the 5x7 negative. The Burke & James is not as handy as the Fuji but I already have it! This picture lent itself to trying out this letterbox format. I like it. The VW bus in the picture was mine. But that's another story. Stories, actually.

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  Wednesday   May 10   2006

give us this day our daily photograph

Volunteer Park Conservatory

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A black and white to cleanse the palette from color overload. Another 30 year old 5x7 negative. I've figured out how to scan in two sections and then combine them easily, which means I can proceed with getting the 5x7 back repaired whether I get a new scanner or not. I've also been having 5x7 color urges. The Stephen Shore book helped as well as some others I'm looking at which are also color from 8x10 negatives. It's easy to resist the siren call of 8x10: expense. My 4x5 Efke 25 black and white film runs around 65 cents a sheet. The same black and white film in 8x10 would be a little over $2 a sheet. Color gets even more expensive. 4x5 runs almost $2 a sheet and 8x10 is $7 a sheet. But 5x7 is a nice in between.

5x7 is significantly larger than 4x5. Large enough to be useful for contact prints. Color 5x7 is $3 a sheet and black and white is $1 a sheet. I will definitely be using black and white for some time but eventually I will be doing some color. It's a shame that the web can't even begin to show the detail and tonality in these negatives.

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  Tuesday   May 9   2006

give us this day our daily photograph

Burger, fries, root beer, and a shake

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After looking at all those cars it kind of makes one hungry for a burger and fries. Don't you think? That's it for cars. For now.

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  Monday   May 8   2006

give us this day our daily photograph

Salmon colored cruiser

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  Sunday   May 7   2006

give us this day our daily photograph


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Back to those garish colors.

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