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Tempus Fugit

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on June 18, 2010

William's Last Day As A Fifth-Grader

It doesn’t seem like That Long Ago… William was born, in late 1998… he was so small, and frail… he’s a Big Kid, now.

On to Middle School, and a new set of teachers and administrators to deal with… fingers are crossed, and ‘powder is dry…


Low Tech and Old-Fashioned

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on June 12, 2010

Linhof Color Kardan

I recently had an opportunity to refurbish an old Linhof Color Kardan 4″x5″ camera, with bits and parts that I had collected, over the past couple of years.

I have Graphics (Crown and Super Speed Graphics), and a very nice Toyo View Camera, given to me by my old friend, Peter Noel… but the Kardan is special. It works “Like Buttah”, and is SOOO solid and precise…

We’ll be working this guy out, over the Summer… doing stuff like this;

The Long-Suffering Mrs. Mironchuk

I like my Leicas… but THIS is The Real Stuff. Too bad that Type 55 Polaroid has joined Buggy Whips and Atlatls, in the No Longer Extant Technology Department… I guess that I’ll just have to develop sheets…

Black & White

Posted in Uncategorized by gregmironchuk on June 12, 2010

Last night, former New York Mayor, and former Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani won the New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ “New Hampshire Primary Award”.

Some do suggest that Rudy ran a short and ineffective campaign, in New Hampshire, for the 2008 Primary… and was undeserving of the award… but I differ. Giuliani is quite clear that he ought to have spent a bigger portion of his 2008
Campaign in New Hampshire… and isn’t shy about telling anyone and everyone about the real boots-on-sidewalks advantages of the New Hampshire Primary.

There are a lot of other states that want the influence, and the opportunity to “bump” a candidate, the way that the New Hampshire Primary does… but NH is the ONLY state with an existing infrastructure for candidates… anyone coming to NH for some Ink and some Face Time finds a whole industry… ready, willing, and able to help him meet-and-greet, and get him-or-herself to The Next Level.

They ain’t got that in Utah, Bunkie…

This event was a good excuse to break out the old Nikons and Leicas, and thumb-wind a little FILM (remember film?).

Best part of using film? NO CHIMPING!!!

Worst part? Spotting out the dust spots, from the scans…