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John Kossik
Lives in Mill Creek, WA, USA
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Bald Eagle above Skagit River
Nikon FE
Nikkor ED 500mm 1:4P
Fujicolor 400H
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Very nice shot!
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Fred
Canon Beach, OR
Nikon F4
Fujifilm Pro 400H
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Float Trip on Skagit River
Near Rocksport, WA
Afga Record III
1/250 sec
F11
Fujicolor 400H
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Portland Superior Cement Silo Ruins
Concrete, WA, USA
Mamiya RB67 Pro S
Mamiya Sekor 90mm f3.8
Manfrotto tripod/Giotto's Ball Head
Kodak Ektar 100
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Oso Landslide
Oso, WA
Mamiya RB67 Pro S
Mamiya KL 250mm f/4.5
1/30 sec
f16
Kodak Ektar 100
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Fungus
Nikon FE
50mm f1.8
CineStill Film
ISO 800
Not that bad depending on the subject.
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Been a tough two weeks.
Decided to reward myself with a purchase off Craigslist of what I think may be the prefect match for my Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f1.2.
Some say that it is not that much sharper than my my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 or AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G or  45mm NIKKOR GN (pancake) but one thing for sure it is a delight to manually focus!
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I too like to shoot Kodak Ektar 100.  Took the camera up in the mountains outside Seattle today.  We shall see how sharp it is, I hope it is as sharp as you and others have told me.  Then again there is no accounting for my personal abilities to actually make the camera and lens reach its potential.
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Horses
Mackinac Island, MI
Nikon F4
FujiFilm400H
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How a shot in the stomach changed Gastroenterology
American Fur Company Store
Mackinac Island
Mamiya RB67 Pro S
Mamiya Sekor 90mm f3.8
Kodak Ektar 100

The sign reads:

“AMERICAN FUR COMPANY STORE

On June 6, 1822, Alexis St. Martin (1804-1880), a French Canadian voyageur, was accidentally shot in the American Fur Company Store located on this site.  Dr. William Beaumont (1786-1853), the Fort Mackinac post surgeon, nursed St. Martin back to health.  St. Martin’s wound healed leaving a permanent opening into his stomach.  Through this opening Beaumont compared the digestibility of foods, recorded the temperature of the stomach under different conditions, and extracted and analyzed gastric juice.  Beaumont conducted the first of 250 experiments with St. Martin in 1825 in the Officers’ Stone Quarters at Fort Mackinac.  Eight years later he published a groundbreaking book on this discovery of the digestive process.”

The Beaumont Hospital System in the Detroit area is named after him.  

What is not mentioned is that Beaumont had the illiterate St. Martin sign a document that basically made him his indentured servant during this time.  Also that some of the “experiments” Beaumont preformed on St. Martin were painful.  (Hippocrates would not be proud)

The American Fur Company was owned by John Jacob Astor the 4th richest person in American history, worth a third more than the current top of the list Bill Gates.
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Fascinating, but troubling beyond words. I wonder, as always, of the ethics of benefiting from what amounts to torture... Do we honor by not utilizing the knowledge, or honor by saving others from pain and suffering, that this poor victim 's own pain was not in vain?
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No Formal Hours
Nikon FE
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Fujicolor 400H
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Young Ian Anderson??
Nikon F4
FujiFilm 400H
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Mill Creek Haunted Hollow
Mamiya RB67 Pro S
Mamiya Sekor 90mm f3.8
Fuji Velvia 50
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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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