Portland Lindy Exchange Late Nights and Outdoor, March 3rd-5th, 2006


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1.jpg Sadly I didn't get a lot of decent shots the first night because, just like the last Portland Exchange, my flash went goofy and I blinded everyone in the blues room. It magically started working again the next day.
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7.jpg I'm back again with black and white film. No chromogenic film this time. Just plain old B&W. Let's start with classic Ilford FP4 Plus. This is the film you'd use to get fairly old fashioned B&W look.
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8.jpg I'm using the same setup I had at the Seattle Exchange: a Canon A-1, 28mm f2.8, 85mm f1.8 and a 200mm f2.8 for really challenging shots (Zoom lenses aren't "vintage lenses to me!). I also had a YA2 (orange) filter on the 28mm and 85mm shots in an attempt to get some contrast in the overcast conditions.
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9.jpg Overall the 85mm is best lens for full portraits like this.
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10.jpg Another techie note. I shoot all the individual portraits at f3.5-4 and the deep focus shots with the 28mm at f11-16 if there's enough light.
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26.jpg But just before 2PM, I had to run ten blocks to PSU and shoot a women's basketball game!
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27.jpg Northern Arizona totally kicked our asses. This shot pretty much summarizes the whole game.
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28.jpg Then after the game, I grabbed a bus and went back to the dance!
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30.jpg Now I'm using Kodak 125PX. I still have no clue was the PX is for (oh plus X, now what does that mean?) but this is pretty good stuff.
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32.jpg Just look at the detail in the deep focus shots of Pioneer Square.
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48.jpg The cornmeal was starting to stick to the bricks.
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51.jpg Whoops, didn't handle that overexposure very well.
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52.jpg Finally I shot as many shots as I could on Fujifilm Arcos 100, the best B&W film I've found and probably the cheapest too. I went home with an unused roll of Kodak 400TX which I brought assuming there would no light so that'll be in the refridgerator until another exchange.
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60.jpg Again, these deep-focus shots of the Square show the detail this film can grab. It's almost as good as my digital camera.
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61.jpg Then I tried some shots with the huge 200mm f2.8. This was difficult since Porkpie only played one song in the last ten minutes. I had to take pictures of people who weren't really dancing.
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75.jpg Tricky behind-the-back turn to lead.
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76.jpg Where did Nicole go?
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78.jpg In case you thought I was the one blinding you with flashes, look at how bright other people's flashes were. My flash didn't even register here.
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85.jpg There was a party goin' down in the back room!
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86.jpg I knew Maggie was going to go non-stop 'til dawn when she showed up in her pajamas.
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88.jpg After blinding everyone in the blues room two days earlier with a malfunctioning flash, I decided to see if I could take non-flash shots in the mirky blue darkness.
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89.jpg It almost worked! You may recognize these abstract shapes as people you danced with.
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95.jpg I managed to get one shot of recognizable people.