Film Question For Tiff

May 28th, 2005, 11:43 PM
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Film Question For Tiff

Tiff,

Which do you prefer when shooting Black & White, PlusX or TriX? I tend to lean towards TriX for the graininess in the enlargements.

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May 28th, 2005, 11:50 PM
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I know I'm not Tiff, but I prefer TriX.
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May 28th, 2005, 11:52 PM
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Thanks Matt. Any reason why?
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May 28th, 2005, 11:56 PM
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Honestly, I think it's just easier to work with in the developing process. You'd have to work hard to ruin TriX film, like expose it to light. I think it's very forgiving to amatuer photographers, such as myself. I mean, I've never used PlusX, so I can't say anything negative about it, but I know and love and rely on TriX when shooting b/w photos.
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May 29th, 2005, 12:24 AM
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Thanks Matt. I agree. PlusX is great if you have good avaliable light. Plus like I said earlier, enlargements with TriX give you more "mood" with the graininess, especially if you do a 2 stop push.

Good luck on chosing a good escape from England.

Tom

PS You said you are from the states right? May I ask from what part?
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May 29th, 2005, 04:29 PM
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Originally, Nebraska. Then Chicago for a few years and then they got sick of me and shipped me off to London!
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May 29th, 2005, 05:34 PM
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Oh mat003, LOL. I wish someone would get sick of me and ship me off to London!!! Can you share what terrible things you did so that I can get my someone to pay my way to London? That would be a very good travel tip. Best wishes to you. P.S. I have a feeling that they really miss you.
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May 29th, 2005, 06:07 PM
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Hi Tom, happy Saturday to you, and for you as well Matt & LoveItaly,

I must admit that I always just purchase any black and white film from any shop I happen to be near. There is this little family run business near my home that is my favorite. I am SUCH an amateur, but whenever I shoot with black and white they must be giving me TriX, because as Matt stated, it is very forgiving and as you stated, I prefer the graininess, too. Italy is kind to a rookie such as I, you CANNOT take a bad picture there!

I received so many compliments on my photography but it has little to do with my ability and more to do with the picturesque nature of Italy and other places I have been lucky enough to visit.

I feel the same way about sailboats, you cannot take a bad picture of a sailboat. Children, too.

I'm just a lil rookie that has been lucky with a few good shots.

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May 29th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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So, the ultimate picture would be of a young child on a sailboat somewhere in Italy? I'll have to keep my eye out for that.

LoveItaly- the travel tip you're looking for: To get a free plane ticket to London, go into publishing and fight tooth and nail to get a promotion that includes an overseas transfer!!!
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May 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM
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Oh shoot mat003, that sounds like to much trouble, LOL.

BTW, I love black and white photographs. I truly think they are so much more interesting generally speaking then colored photographs.

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May 29th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Tiff

Never had a chance to shoot sailboats. I really like hiking on Mt Rainier and taking lots of pictures, my hiking mates on the other hand, get annoyed that they have to wait for me.

Tom

PS Dont know about Minnasota, but in the rest of the country its Sunday! lol



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May 29th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Oh yes Tiff, Tom is right, today is Sunday not Saturday. Well basically we are all aware of life. Take care, and enjoy your long weekend.
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May 29th, 2005, 07:45 PM
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I love b/w photos of people more than I like b/w photos of landscapes. I enjoy both, I just enjoy b/ws of people better. I like the color associated with landscapes, like all the green of Ireland. That's something a b/w photo could never capture.
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May 29th, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Tiff,

If it makes you feel better, I'm time traveling myself. I thought it was Tuesday already! What happened to my Monday?! I'm so old and forgetful!
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May 29th, 2005, 08:37 PM
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Matt,

I agree about b/w for pictures of people and color for landscapes. But I like a mix of both when taking pictures of buildings. All this talk of b/w photography makes want to set up a darkroom again.
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LOL, nothing like those holiday weekends to get you mixed up on your days, ha, here you were looking to me for 'film' advice, Tommy Tom, I don't even know what day it is, LOL.

Matt, <So, the ultimate picture would be of a young child on a sailboat somewhere in Italy?>
LOL, Yes, and when you become famous, just remember us here, the little people.

How it going out there tonight, LoveItaly? Tom, Matt, did cha know that our LoveItaly is one of the nicest, if not THE nicest, ladies on this board...

Hey Tom, do you mind if I ask you a question? When you go in October, are you checking or carrying on your luggage? I know it is a totally off the subject question, but I was curious. LoveItaly, when you go, do you check or carry? I have been debating. You started this thread Tom, so hopefully you won't mind me changing the subject.

Hope everyone is having a great SUNDAY.

Hee, Tiff
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May 29th, 2005, 08:57 PM
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Tiff, I am leaning towards going with a carry-on. The tsa agents are going to love me. I will have my cerry-on, camera bag and Bi-Pap machine(it doesnt count towards my carry-on total since it is medical equipment)

And yes I agree, LoveItaly is one the nicest people I have encountered on these boards. Must say you are to.

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May 29th, 2005, 09:06 PM
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LoveItaly is very nice, as are most of you "Fodorites."

And Tiff, don't worry, when I'm accepting my numerous awards, I'll mention you, Tom, and LoveItaly!
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Hi Tiff, it is not when we do not know what day it is but when we do not know what month it is that we have to start worrying!!!

Tiff, I always check my suitcase. And I have a small carryon unless I am going to Italy and then I have a larger carryon. I have been very fortunate (knock on wood) I have never had luggage not arrive at the airport with me. I have had a few things stolen or missing since Sept 11th which has irritated me however. I do not put anything into my checked luggage that would cause a big problem if it ends up missing.

Well dear ones, thank you for the very kind compliments. I am sure not everyone would agree with you. But I would like to say that you Tiff, and you Tom, and you Mat003 are a joy. I so enjoy your posts and talking to you. Best wishes.
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Thanks Tom, very kind of you to say, it has been fun commiserating with you seeing as we must wait and wait for our trips. We LONG planners must stick together!

Aren't you glad you canceled your tour and are going it alone? You are going to love it, so much freedom!

With regards to carrying on - I really think I should consider it. One thing is for certain, I am very much the believer in packing light, especially to Europe.

Lastly I am glad they don't count your bi-pap for as a carry-on, they shouldn't. (I worked in the medical industry for many years and had always been told they don't, but good to know from someone first hand.)

That was so funny about the "don't know what day it is in MN but...". I didn't even notice when I wrote Saturday before!

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