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John Kossik
Lives in Mill Creek, WA, USA
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Vulcan Statue, Vulcan Park, Birmingham, AL
Afga Record III 6x9 (hand-held)
Kodak Ektar 100
I have an Uncle that when he was a supervisor at a plant I once asked him if the other people at the plant called him by his nickname.  He replied, “some do, some call me an ass-hole, I respond the same way to both.”
I have found these words to live by for the last 30 years.  Matter of fact at the end of a recent difficult project I gave some of those I worked with an enlargement of this photo and so when someone asked them, “how was it working with John?”  All they have to do it point to this image!
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BHM represent.. lol.
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Exposed
Nikon FE
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-s
Kodak Ektar 100 just removed from my Afga Record III
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Inside of Ice caves
Mt. Loop Hwy, WA, USA
Nikon FE
Nikkor 300mm f/4 IF-ED
Kodak Ektar 100
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Wrassilin'
Nikon F4
Nikkor 70-200 F 2.8
ILFORD DELTA 3200
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Mamiya Sekor C 37mm f4.5
Went to the 35th annual PSPCS Sale, Swap & Show in Kent, WA yesterday, arriving at 9AM looking perhaps for a little wider lens for my RB 67 Pro S.  Thought maybe if I was lucky I could find a 50mm f4.5 in good condition.  Lots of lovely cameras and accessories there somewhat of a candy store but the pickings for the RB67 were sparse.  Then on a table with only a few items on it manned by a elderly fellow from Salem, OR was a RB67 with this funny lens mounted on it.  I had never seen one of these in person before but had heard tell of them.  The Mamiya Sekor C 37mm f4.5.  Thinking this lens would not stay on the table long, I purchased it on the spot thinking I would never see one again.  It is in like-new condition.  As I was walking away after paying the guy he said wait, wait, you forgot the other stuff, the case and other filters!  I cannot wait to try this one out.  Being a novice though I could use some information on the use of the other filters (a UV filter is on the lens now).  I know the yellow is for B&W but perhaps someone could educate me on the red and orange filters' purposes.
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i used red filters with infrared film and some black and white it darkens the sky and can be almost black in higher elevations.
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First foray into medium format B&W film.  It still amazes me how my 50+ year old folding camera can pull out such detail, especially when focused at infinity.  Looks like a kingfisher in the tree.
Afga Record III, 6x9 (hand held)
Ilford100 Delta Pro
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Simply wonderful
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Canal
Cape Coral, FL, USA
Afga Record III 
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Granite Rock Face
Mt Loop Hwy, WA, USA
Nikon FE
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Kodak Ektar 100
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Geographical beauty
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Don't Go Into the Ice Caves!
Mountain Loop Hwy, WA
Nikon FE
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-s
Kodak Ektar 100
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You made Ektar 100  look like Portra 160!
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Try That Digital
Big Four Ice Caves
Mountain Loop Hwy, WA, USA
Afga Record III, 6x9
Built 1952-55 (yes its over 60 years old!)
Ilford100 Delta Pro
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Интересный сюжет-мне понравилось. Увлекаетесь горами?!
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White Pelicans
Cape Coral, FL
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Not meant to last.
Look at those pencil-thin concrete slab floors.  Only achievable through the marvels of post-tensioned concrete construction.  Sure, sure it calcs out fine (as long as the cables are tensioned properly before they are sealed in concrete) but when the great Cascadia fault lets loose someday I do wonder if buildings like this will pancake.  
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Kodak Ektar 100
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Current equipment includes: Nikon D70, Nikon D300, Nikon FE, Nikon F4, Mamiya RB67 Pro S, Nikkor AF 17-70 F3.5-4.5, Nikkor AF 70-200 F2.8, NIkon AF 35-70 F2.8, Nikon AF 85mm F1.8, Nikon AF TC-20EII Teleconverter (kinda junk), Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Marco, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, Nikkor ED 500mm 1:4P (with Wimberley Sidekick gimbal-type head), Nikkor 300mm f/4 IF-ED, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 manual, Mamiya Sekor 90mm f3.8 , Mamiya KL 250mm f/4.5, 45mm NIKKOR GN (pancake), Photoshop Elements 6, MacBook Pro, Manfrotto tripod/Giotto's Ball Head, Manfrotto 680B monopod, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom, Kata E-702 Rain Cover (I do live in Seattle after all), 1.4X to 8X Macro/photomicrography setup jig, and various camera bags.
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Mill Creek, WA, USA
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