It was heard by someone last evening …
“Wake up. Ski. Wakeboard. Eat. Wakeboard. Tube. Ski. Eat. Swim. Ski. Tube. Ski. Eat. Ski. Wakeboard. Sleep. Repeat.”
That was pretty much what happened today … pretty much the same as yesterday.
There was one boat with a small group that went out on the lake early in the morning to get some nice smooth water. After everyone had breakfast we headed out again to the lake and had devotions before getting the boats in the water.
After a morning of instruction out on the water, we had a nice packed lunch at the marina and went at it again. The afternoon was filled with tubing while some just swam around.
The sun was hot and unforgiving. The campers were spent and ready to head back to camp. After dinner, the camp staff again had activities for the campers while some waterspouts camp staff went back out on the lake.
It was a full day!
After morning devotions and some dry land instructions we headed out on the water. It was a full day of watersports activites with 5 boats going out on the water. We continued with more instruction on kneeboarding, wakeboarding, combo skiing and slalom skiing. The campers did a great job learning hew skills after a full day out on the water.
We returned back to camp in the evening just in time for dinner. After dinner there were several camp staff that went back out on the water and made a few runs on some really nice calm evening water. The suntset was beautiful. The campers stayed back at camp and had several activities that were available for them to take part in. We all got back together later in the evening after dark for a campfire and a time of singing. Pete shared another evening devotional.
Another full day tomorrow.
After all the campers arrived at Bulter Springs Christian Camp the first thing we did was eat a quick dinner. Shortly after dinner we headed out to Rocky fork Lake. Our time at the lake Friday was to have a good time and get to know everyone. There was no ski instructions or training, we did a lot of tubing and those that skied, kneeboarded or wakeboarded before and were proficient, we aloud them.
The theme for the watersport camp is “Wear IT” using the verse Col. 3:14, “And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.”
The campers had a great time out on the water. After returning to the camp we had vespers (an evening devotion with a time of worship.
Yashica Electro 35 GSN 35mm
The GSN model was one of the the most popular Electro 35′s made in Japan. It was made from 1971-77. It was built as a consumer camera, it
has an all metal body, it was designed as an aperture priority camera.
I really have enjoyed shooting with the camera, it has a nice clean square body with a large 45mm f/1.7 lens. It sports a standard
aperture sequence of f/1.7, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16.
I had a hard time letting (allowing) the camera control the exposure since I was only able to set the aperture. It was also hard setting the aperture to f/2 or 1.7 without “really” focusing the camera but using the rangefinder indicator. I guess I’ll see how it all worked out when I process the film. I know I’m done with the camera on Sunday (with this project) BUT I’m really considering saving a few exposures to shoot in the studio with the PC sync and seeing how that works.
With exception to shooting these images on a DSLR, I’ve not used my DSLR camera the whole week! I’ve been on vacation this week and it’s been very freeing just shooting with the Yashica analog camera … and my iPhone (of course). As I said at the start, I’ve really enjoyed shooting with this camera. I am excited to see what results I get from the camera.
A much more thorough detailed review can be found here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/yashica/electro-35.htm
Argus Argoflex E TLR
The Argoflex is a medium format TLR (twin lens reflex) waist level camera. From my research, the Argus Argoflex E was made American made from 1940-48. The suggested film is the old school 620. The only difference between 620 film & 120 film is the film reel on the 620 is much smaller. Most 120 rolls will not fit in 620 cameras. The good news is that the loading area and takeup area in the Argoflex will allow (has room for) a roll of 120 film. I’m glad I did not have to re-roll 120 film onto a 620 reel. It’s possible, but not easy. I have another 620 camera I’ll be shooting later in the summer. Stay tuned.
The Argoflex I have has a nice fairly clean brown leather case. The case can remain attached on the camera while shooting since it has a hole opening for the film advance knob & a hole opening to view for when you advance the film to the next number.
The camera has a simple easy to use shutter speed & aperture. The aperture goes from f4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18 … yes kind of odd if you ask me, so much for the standard aperture settings. The shutter speeds range from 1/10th, 25, 50, 100, 1/300th, B & T. The lens is a Argus Varex 75mm f/4.5 Anastigmat.
The waist level viewer does not work properly, it seems like a spring is not set correctly. It does not hinder the shooting part of the camera, just the fine tune focusing. I will also have to say that it is a bit awkward focusing with your left hand and clicking the shutter with the right hand while holding the camera. It is possible to do, just takes some getting used to or at least through 12 exposures.
I’m really interested in seeing the results of shooting with the Argoflex, I enjoy shooting with the larger 120 film and processing the film in the darkroom. The 120 film is much bigger than the 35mm film.
Vacation is happening next week, so I am not sure when I’ll get to processing the film. I will however, be shooting with another camera next week.
Come back Monday to see what I’m shooting next week and the results from the Argoflex.
Petri 2.8 Color Corrected super
The Petri 2.8 Color Corrected Super was manufactured by the
Kuribayashi Camera Industry Inc. of Japan for a 3-year period between
1958-61, total production exceeding 1,200,000.
The Petri is sleek, well balanced, and easy to hold. The aperture,
shutter speed & focusing knob are all in the same area of the lens for
easy adjusting. It has a standard aperture of f/2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22 &
a shutter speed of B, 1sec, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 1/500th.
The camera is basically a range finder, you do not look through the lens
and focus but rather judge the distance and move it to the correct
distance on the camera.
The camera comes with a stylish metal lens cap.
On several occasions I had to reshoot since I forgot to take off the lens cap.
I did notice that the shutter speed lagged a little on the slower
speeds so I made sure to use faster shutter speeds of 250 and 500.
The camera did not have a camera strap so I cheated and stole a nice
black leather strap off another camera. The leather strap looks real
nice on the camera, I plan on keeping the strap on the camera since it
looks like it belongs on the camera.
A manual of the camera I found online along with a vast assortment of old camera manuals.
I plan to post a few images from the week of shooting but I need a
week or two to process the film and scan … Say tuned.