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Old 07-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #21
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These five pictures were taken in Mockton Inlet at the bottom (east side) of Principe Channel.
That area is also on the agenda, but probably next year. I don't know its official name, but around here we call it the outside inside passage. About as wild and uninhabited as it gets on BC's coast.

When Kodak got into digital and stopped selling B&W products I disavowed myself from all things Kodak, switched to Ilford film and paper, and started making my own developers, fixers, and stop bath from scratch. (Selenium toner I still buy in a concentrate because it's nasty stuff in its raw form).
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #22
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switched to Ilford film and paper, and started making my own developers, fixers, and stop bath from scratch
Now I know where to send my 6X6 medium format film for processing.
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Developing film is easy.

The rest of it does get involved though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #25
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Now I know where to send my 6X6 medium format film for processing.
So, 6x6 eh? What ya got? Hassy? Mamiya rangefinder? Holga? Homemade pinhole? Antique folder?

(Keep this up and you'll have 30 posts before you know it!)
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #26
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Developing film is easy.

The rest of it does get involved though.
The beauty of sheet film is that every image gets developed according to its specific needs...they aren't all compromised to an average like on roll film. They can be developed normally, longer if you want more snap & sizzle, or given reduced contrast development if the scenes were too contrasty for the final image in your head.

I use "selective latent image manipulation technique" (SLIMT) for minus development...works like a hot damn!

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Older Bronica with various viewfinders, backs, dark slides, lenses etc. Unfortunately, I haven't used it in years. Might just have to dig it out again. Thanks for the inspiration.
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You're going to think I live on this forum, but I just tuned in...honestly!

Bronica's are sweet. If you feel a need to get back in the game, check out APUG (Analogue Photography Users Group). It's a great resource for all things film, paper, processes, etc;

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Murray - how are all of the LNG developments impacting your cruising around Kitimat?
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Murray - how are all of the LNG developments impacting your cruising around Kitimat?
Talk about a loaded question!

So far, minimally, as none have fully gone through the review process and haven't received approval from the Provincial Government. There has been right-of-way clearance for one pipeline, and ground preparation for one LNG plant, but that's it.

A bit of background BC history...for some unknown reason the British stopped signing Treaties with almost all the First Nations (Aboriginal communities) west of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. First Nations here have never given nor negotiated away title to the lands they occupied and/or were utilizing pre-contact. This means they may have a case for a cut of all the monies extracted from resources on those lands to date, and they certainly can tie up things all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada any new projects which may impact their inherent rights to use their lands for traditional purposes.

The Haisla, who elect their Band Council and Chief, have signed LNG agreements and it is on land they own that the site preparation is being done for the LNG plant.

The Gitxsan-Wet'suwet'en, who live on the other side of the Coast Mountains from us, have a very different view and political system. They have a House System, where hereditary Chiefs represent different geographical areas within their territory. Those Chiefs inform their House members of projects within their territory, then the community votes wether they will allow them or not. One of the Houses responsible for the Maurice and Clore River watersheds (of international Steelhead fame) has been steadfastly against any pipelines, natural gas or liquid petroleum, to cross their lands. They hold the trump card.

Recently, the Gitxsan-Wet'suwet'en sent an open letter to the Premier of BC saying that if she really wants to develop the export LNG potential here on the north coast of BC, she must deny the Enbridge Northern Gateway dual pipeline (850,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day from Alberta's Tar Sands) with its 360+ 1,100' supertankers per year port proposal in Kitimat. So...kill the liquid petroleum project, and the LNG plans can go ahead.

I was with a group (Douglas Channel Watch) that had Intervenor status and opposed Enbridge's project for exporting unrefined diluted bitumen through Kitimat and down Douglas Channel with its zigzagging approaches, that is now in the hands of the Joint Review Panel. Their recommendation on that project will come in December, and the Federal Government's decision will be in January 2014.

The Haisla also oppose Enbridge's project.

So, for now, it's a wait and see who blinks first scenario.

That's about as simple an answer as I can squeeze in before work
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Murray - Thanks for the insight. I was just curious about any impacts to the local cruisers, but I really do appreciate the historical background and political perspective. Didn't realize you had such a depth of knowledge on the topic.
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Brilliant trip Sir, you inspire us to adventure....
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Brilliant trip Sir, you inspire us to adventure....
Thanks. Unfortunately, I've burned up all my vacation time for the rest of this year

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #34
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Now you've got me reminiscing...

The north coast of BC is about as sparsely populated as it gets on BC's coast. Here's a few inhabited spots from the water with my wide angle digi-snap camera;

1) Hartley Bay
2) Prince Rupert
3) Kitkatla
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