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by PFMcFarland
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: The End Of The Year As We Know It
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: The End Of The Year As We Know It

Another shot I took on the last day of 2020 was of the construction below me on the hill. The crews were putting in foundation footers that day, and I took this in between concrete loads. It wouldn't have worked as well with the big barrel truck backed up to the pumper. https://live.staticflickr.com...
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

As per request: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50839276788_3d177c2421_c.jpg Leica IIIf Kit by P F McFarland , on Flickr Leica IIIf Red Dial Summaron 3.5/3.5, SBLOO, Filters, 12505 Summitar 2/5.0, SBOOI, Filters, 12585H Elmar 4/9.0, SGVOO, 12575 Hektor 4.5/13.5, SHOOC NOOKY-HEESUM Sekonic Digi L...
by PFMcFarland
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: National Mall
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: National Mall

We have these spats every so often. Many a time has come and gone with riots over one issue or another. I hope we can get through this period too with something good coming out of it.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Archival scans
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Archival scans

GrahamS wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:33 am
You have probably hit the nail on the head, Phil. When these were taken, the line was mostly steam operated. Note the absence of overhead wires.
Diesels do it too, Graham. We've had a few fires around here that were started by the trains during dry spells.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Leitz Wetzlar Hektor 4.5/135

I've been putting a Leica IIIf kit together ever since my 66th birthday, and finally completed the lens group with the Hektor 4.5/135. It came with a 50mm M-Mount adapter and rear cap, the original front cap, and was supposed to come with the E39-Summitar filter mount converter but the seller took i...
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Fixing Agfa bellows
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Fixing Agfa bellows

I've been doing that a spot a a time, will have to get the spray paint :) What about liquid electrical tape added from the inside? I used fabric paint, but it's not a permanent fix. Still, if you've got lots of pinholes, it's a quick way to plug them all. Didn't Scott try to sell a little boot to f...
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Archival scans
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Archival scans

I saw those on Flickr and was reminded about how many times trains have set the right-of-way on fire either by throwing sparks out the stack, or from something dragging.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: Missing friends
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Missing friends

That's too bad. I left my condolences on the obituary site.

By the way, Larry, you ever hear from Ron Bishop anymore? I can't remember how long ago it was that he called me, but he didn't sound all that good.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: From my archives - Teaching the blind
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: From my archives - Teaching the blind

Saw all of the series on Flickr, Graham. Excellent stills work.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: More archival scans
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: More archival scans

Lovely old structures, Graham. Always good to record these scenes as you never know when disaster might strike them. Like that old Tudor which looks like it could implode at a moments notice.

PF