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This doorway separates two of the rooms at Little Shop of Laura's, a secondhand shop on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Among the ladies handbags hanging from the top of the doorway is a sign that says:

"Prayer Changes Things."

The heart painted on the wall is one of many that adorn the walls of the store.
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This house is on Wells Street, between Russell Avenue and Elmer Avenue, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I've always found it interesting, as it is built on top of a steep hill, with the garage built into the hill under the house.

The garage door still has a Bernie Sanders campaign sign in the window, though I photographed it three weeks after the 2016 presidential election.
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This barn is on US-33, southeast of Wolf Lake, in rural Noble County, Indiana.

Many old barns in Indiana have the name of the family that built it, and the date of construction, painted on the sides or on the roof. This one says: "HILE ✭ 1928."

I photographed it Monday evening, about a half hour before the last light of the evening had gone.
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This sunflower farm is located on the northeast corner of County Road 900N and State Road 9 in Huntington County, Indiana. Almost all of the sunflowers were facing east, so I photographed them from the eastern edge of the field, looking west.

There is a large moth on one of the flowers, visible on the third flower up from the bottom in the middle of the picture.

I made this photograph on a September evening, on one of the last days of summer.
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This corner of the field had only a sparse growth of much smaller plants than those in the rest of the field

The taller sunflower, which was only about three feet tall, looks like it is leaning over to the sad-looking smaller one to give it a hug.
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Very nice, Chris. It has been awhile since I checked in. Thank you for continuing your work. Oh, and Merry Christmas...:-))
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Very nice, Chris. It has been awhile since I checked in. Thank you for continuing your work. Oh, and Merry Christmas...:-))
Thanks, Dave. I can't imagine not continuing my work, it gives some purpose to my life. The only other thing I loved doing was teaching, and I had to quit doing that because of my health. On the days I feel well, I go out with my camera!

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This old brick building is on State Road 1 in the small town of Spancerville, Indiana. The stone above the door says 1917, the year it was built.

The 1917 building, and the former bank building next door, are home to a business called Agra Warehouse.

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This classic "EAT" arrow sign is mounted on the side of Twentieth Century Restaurant, a small diner in a cinderblock building on the south side of US-6, just west of State Road 15, in rural Elkhart County, Indiana. It is a few miles north of the small town of Milford.

I photographed it Tuesday morning.
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Elkhart, Indiana, was a major railroad center, and the New York Central had a car classification or hump yard near there. I wonder if the restaurant took its name from the Twentieth Century Limited, the crack New York-Chicago passenger train.
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Elkhart, Indiana, was a major railroad center, and the New York Central had a car classification or hump yard near there. I wonder if the restaurant took its name from the Twentieth Century Limited, the crack New York-Chicago passenger train.

Could be. There's a railroad track a couple hundred feet east of the restaurant that runs north from there into Goshen and then in to Elkhart.
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This giant Merry Christmas wreath made of thousands of colored lights hangs on the back of the Indiana-Michigan Power Center (formerly known as One Summit Square) in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Originally built in the late 1930s to adorn the side of the Wolf and Dessauer Department Store in downtown Fort Wayne, it was lost after the store closed around 1970. There was also a smaller version of this wreath and a 150 foot long Santa Claus with his sleigh and reindeer.

A decade later, all three of the Wolf and Dessauer Christmas displays were discovered hidden away in a warehouse. In bad condition, they needed hundreds of hours of work and thousands of dollars worth of parts to restore it to functioning condition. A group of local electricians, including my grandfather, John Westerfield, volunteered their time to rebuild the historic displays.

After the restoration was complete in the early 1980s, they were put back on display during the Christmas season.

The Indiana-Michigan Power Center, Fort Wayne's tallest building, occupies the block in downtown Fort Wayne bounded by Washington Boulevard, Calhoun Street, Clinton Street, and Wayne Street.

The wreath hangs on the back of the building, facing north toward Wayne Street. The land behind the building is a public plaza, which was so icy when I was there photographing that I had to smash holes in the ice with a flashlight I had in my pocket just to keep the tripod from sliding!
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This decapitated snowman stood in front of a house on the west side of Clay Street, just south of Jefferson Boulevard, in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The head seems to be looking up in shock at his headless body. Reminds me of the snowmen that Calvin used to build in cartoonist Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes."

I photographed him last Tuesday.
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Thanks, Dave. Merry Christmas to you too, and to everyone else at RFF also.
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Hi Chris.......Your work is inspiring. Just the sort of photography I enjoy doing. I have enjoyed your posts and commentary through this last year a and will be looking forward to your new submissions. Happy new year!!
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Hi Chris.......Your work is inspiring. Just the sort of photography I enjoy doing. I have enjoyed your posts and commentary through this last year a and will be looking forward to your new submissions. Happy new year!!

Thanks, thawkins. I've been shooting a lot lately but not posting. I need to get in front of the computer and finish editing all the new stuff.
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Yep. I have never seen a built in meter in any digital camera that gave accurate exposures for the types of things I photograph. Every single photo I make with my 5DmkII is metered with an incident meter, and the exposures are consistently perfect. The built-in meter's display always says I am off by a stop or more, and it is always wrong.

Even if it were calibrated correctly, its still a reflected-light meter, with all the limitations and issues that brings.

I am not a photojournalist or sports photographer who has to work fast to get fleeting action; for them an imperfect exposure is not a big deal. For me, it ruins the shot. I have time to work with my subjects, so there's no excuse aside from laziness to not make sure the photo is perfect.
Chris......I completely agree.........Inhave used a Nikon D90 for a number of years. I use a Luna Pro meter and shoot in manual mode. Much better result!
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OK Chris I have a few questions: what film cameras and film do you use do you use? Do you ever use transparency film or do use only digital for all your color work? As I said before, your work is inspiring. Eager to hear from you.
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OK Chris I have a few questions: what film cameras and film do you use do you use? Do you ever use transparency film or do use only digital for all your color work? As I said before, your work is inspiring. Eager to hear from you.

The cameras I use for film aren't important. I have owned a number of different cameras over the years. Nikons, Canons, Olympus OM, Hasselblad, Mamiya C330, Mamiya 645, Mamiya 6, Rolleiflex. I got great results with all of them. Vision and technical skill are both more important than gear.

I have had to sell all of the film cameras except the Mamiya 6. I suffered a stroke and lost my job as a teacher because I just couldn't take the stress after that. I loved teaching and I miss my students, but they weren't worth dying for. My son needed me even more than they did. I am tired all the time, and the right side of my body is weakened now. I earn my living selling prints and teaching photo lessons, and from donations people send because they like my tutorials on my photo lessons website. When I don't have enough money, I sell a camera or lens. I'm helping my son get through college; he is studying computer science at Purdue. I raised him by myself, he hasn't seen or heard from his mother in years. Its just him and I.

I like shooting black and white in square format, so I am trying to hold on to the Mamiya 6. For color, I shoot all digital now, but shot transparency film in the past.

I actually stopped shooting transparency before I lost my job because of my experience with the last big project I shot on transparency. I took a trip to New Mexico in 2011 and spent a few weeks with a Hasselblad and 40 rolls of Fuji Provia 100F. There were no longer any pro quality E-6 labs left in Indiana by that time, so I had to send the film to Chicago, where it cost me over $400 for the processing, and a lot of the film came back with scratches.

That was the last straw for me. I bought a Canon 5DmkII and have not looked back. The quality is incredible, I have full control over the image, and I don't have to pay a crappy lab huge money I cannot afford, only to get crap quality.

For film, I have shot Kodak, Ilford, Fuji, Agfa, and Foma. Today, I mostly shoot Ilford and Kodak. I keep four developers on hand, choosing based on the look I want. D-76, Tmax Developer, Rodinal, and PMK.

If you look on my Crawford Photo School site, I have examples of photos shot on different film and developer combinations along with my tested developing times.
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Some photographs that I made of the sky on the morning of December 20th.
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A few days ago, I was saddened to discover that one of my favorite objects to photograph is gone. This big concrete bench sat for decades in the front yard of a house on Dalman Road in rural Allen County, Indiana. I made this photograph of it eight years ago.
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There were no longer any pro quality E-6 labs left in Indiana by that time, so I had to send the film to Chicago, where it cost me over $400 for the processing, and a lot of the film came back with scratches.
Sounds like Helix Camera's Color Service lab on Racine Street...
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These tiny metal birdhouses hang on a trellis on the fence between my parents' house and their neighbor's house. One is shaped like a ladybug, two are flowers, and one looks like a normal birdhouse.
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The giant "Christmas Star" mounted above the front porch on this house is actually a sign from a Hardee's fast food restaurant. The man who lives there is a construction worker who recently worked on the demolition of a closed Hardee's location, and he was allowed to keep the star from the sign.

The house is on Ardmore Avenue, across the street from Elmhurst High School, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Santa Claus has traded in his old obsolete sleigh for a modern aircraft! I caught him on camera landing his helicopter in front of a house on Christmas Eve night.

The house is on Broadway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This inflatable Christmas decoration even has spinning rotors on the helicopter!
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Chris,

I'm always fascinated by and enjoy all of your work, and I look forward to seeing what new photos you've made in your area. I admired what you are doing, and I've been doing something similar in my area, Buckingham county, Virginia. No photos to post so far; all of the B/W work is printed out by a local pro lab, and I don't feel like paying the extra for scans. But maybe, some day, I'll get something uploaded. (Just as soon as I learn how to do it!)

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I'm always fascinated by and enjoy all of your work, and I look forward to seeing what new photos you've made in your area. I admired what you are doing, and I've been doing something similar in my area, Buckingham county, Virginia. No photos to post so far; all of the B/W work is printed out by a local pro lab, and I don't feel like paying the extra for scans. But maybe, some day, I'll get something uploaded. (Just as soon as I learn how to do it!)

All my best wishes for you,

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Thanks, Stephen. You should pick some of your best photos and have them scanned so you can post them. Would love to see them!
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Footprints in the snow form a path to a white bench in my parents' front yard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it on Christmas Day while waiting for dinner.
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The dawn of a new year. This was my first photograph of 2017, made at sunrise on New Year's Day.

I made this photograph looking northeast from the north side of US-33/US-6, just west of East County Line Road in Elkhart County, Indiana. It is a few miles west of the Noble County town of Ligonier.
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This field is on the east side of Branstrator Road, between Ferguson Road and Winters Road, in the southwest corner of Allen County, Indiana.

The early morning fog was so thick that the patches of snow and ice in the foreground, which were about ten feet in front of me, were all that I could see.

I made this photograph last Tuesday morning.
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I liked the beautiful abstract shapes formed by the clouds in the sky on the evening of December 30, 2016. This is the first of three photographs that I made of the sky as sunset approached.
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Hi Chris - Just a quick 'hello' to say how much I'm enjoying reading this thread. I only discovered it a couple of days ago, so I have a heck of a lot to look through.

We should be moving house in a month or so, after living in this village for a decade. I'm not sad to be going, but your thread reminds me that I really should have documented where I live a little better. Anyway, I have a few rolls of film defrosting and intend to make up for it over the few weeks we have left here.

Thanks for the inspiration and all the best.

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Hi Chris - Just a quick 'hello' to say how much I'm enjoying reading this thread. I only discovered it a couple of days ago, so I have a heck of a lot to look through.

We should be moving house in a month or so, after living in this village for a decade. I'm not sad to be going, but your thread reminds me that I really should have documented where I live a little better. Anyway, I have a few rolls of film defrosting and intend to make up for it over the few weeks we have left here.

Thanks for the inspiration and all the best.

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Thanks, Fujilove. I just went back to the first page to see what I posted back then. I didn't realize that this thread has been going for almost 5 years now!

Where do you live now? I try to carry a camera everywhere I go, but I have regrets about a lot of things I should have photographed in years past before I began to take a camera everywhere.
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Thanks, Fujilove. I just went back to the first page to see what I posted back then. I didn't realize that this thread has been going for almost 5 years now!

Where do you live now? I try to carry a camera everywhere I go, but I have regrets about a lot of things I should have photographed in years past before I began to take a camera everywhere.
Yes, time flies and all that. I think you should have a 5 year celebration on Feb 22nd

I'm near St Albans in the UK, and hopefully moving to Suffolk (if the legal guys finally get their act together). So it will be a move from the urban/suburban environment of a large, busy village to an extremely small rural hamlet (pub, church and about 30 houses). I'm looking forward to the quiet and space, but already worrying there will be a lot fewer photo opportunities. I suppose there will just be different ones and I'll need to put more effort into finding them.

I'm trying to always carry a camera now, and have my little XA3 permanently zipped in my coat pocket. I've gone through half a roll in the last couple of weeks, which doesn't sound like much, but is quite a lot of shots for me. I'm thinking that if I can get enough decent images over the next few weeks I'm going to print the best ones cropped square on 12x16 paper, with the aim of binding them into a book. Maybe 20 to 30 sheets. It will keep me out of trouble for a while!
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A lot of people in Indiana were thrilled to see the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series. It was the team's first World Series win in more than a century!

A lot of people in Indiana posted "Hillary For Prison" signs during the incredibly nasty 2016 presidential election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.

Only in Fort Wayne could someone conclude that it would be great to make a sign that would show his delight at the Cubs' victory and his belief that Hillary Clinton should be sent to prison; all on one small crudely lettered piece of brown cardboard stapled to the side of an abandoned building!

This weatherbeaten little building stands on the corner of Hadley Road and Bass Road, just outside the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it last week.
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Hi Chris, I've been following your thread with great appreciation. Love the lighting in the shot of the helicopter Santa.
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Hi Chris, I've been following your thread with great appreciation. Love the lighting in the shot of the helicopter Santa.

Thanks. I like that one too. I shot it just after the sun went down, but before the sky went totally dark. Best time to photograph lighted Christmas decorations! The warm light on the house was from the street lamps.
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