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I love Jake's writing (especially when it's in delicious audio form) and I'm looking forward to seeing what creeps out of his twisted mind next.

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BREAKING: HUGE meteor over Russia

A tremendous meteor burned up over Russia around 09:30 local time. It was as bright as the Sun and the sonic boom shattered windows. There are reports of injuries from shattered glass, and preliminary reports (unconfirmed) of pieces hitting the ground. Here's what I have so far:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/breaking_huge_meteor_explodes_over_russia.html

Note: This is almost certainly unrelated to #2012DA14 . I explain in the post.

#RussianMeteor  

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Just as I was packing away a cruddy Fujica AX mount 50mm 1.8 I found this, I think it was fate. 

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Ahh, pictures of plants and flowers, or regression to the mean as I like to think of it.
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My one purchasing aim for this year is to get a decent quality medium format camera, something like a Bronica or a Mamiya. 

So far I have bought another Bencini Koroll half frame camera (yes, another one, so technically I have one full frame Bencini now) and today I sort of accidentally bid on a Lubitel 2 and won it.

As you can see, I am zero steps closer to getting a decent medium format camera, so can any of you guys give me any tips on getting the best out of the Lubitel when it gets here? Also, please could someone come round my house and delete my ebay account?

Thanks :-)

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After the lengthy discussion on my cross-processed and scanned pictures, I finally decided to upload the original lab scans to flickr, because who doesn't love orange?

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I've never either shot slide film, or had it cross processed before this week, so when I got my processed negs, prints and scans back from lab I just assumed that was how they were supposed to look, you know, like redscale...

Anyway, image on the left is the scan I got from the lab CD  (that my prints were done from) image on the right is from my own scan, with temp correction in Lightroom.

Now I'm no expert, but I feel like perhaps the lab done goofed.
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Truly beautiful portrait photography.

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Apologies in advance to anyone annoyed by this, as I'm sure some will be :-)

Taken with a Certo-phot 
Velvia RVP100 cross processed, scanned as a negative and a positive image on an Epson V500 and then layered together in PSE 10.
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