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11-01-2006, 00:29
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11-01-2006, 05:18
Ooo, I gotta get around to submitting for this one!

11-01-2006, 05:26
Will I win M8?

11-01-2006, 16:30
This place has always said "solitude" to me.
Went out and shot it as soon as I saw this month's subject.
Taken with a Bessa R, Elmar 50/2.8 or FP4+.


11-01-2006, 16:46

Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400, D-76


11-02-2006, 00:51
Aah, this is easy.

[Contax IIa w Sonnar 50/2, Kodak E100SW slide.]

11-02-2006, 01:13
CV 35 f2.5, Fuji Superia 200
Albania taken from Roda on Corfu, Aug 2006
(Marmite is one of the devil's works and must be opposed)


LINK (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4688/U4688I1159007164.SEQ.0.jpg)

11-02-2006, 01:47
Mango, what's Marmite? Is that something I want? How about Nachkebia? It's not a bean product I hope...

11-02-2006, 02:28
Pherdi: Your image ( http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35381&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1162461011 ) is great... that's gonna be hard to beat!

Mango: Make it a jar of Bovril and I'm in :D

11-02-2006, 03:05
thanks Ash. But please do try.

11-02-2006, 03:24
Pherdi, not until it's a jar of bovril as the prize ;)

11-02-2006, 10:21
Wow, excellent photos, everyone. I am gonna have hard time judging this ('hard time' is the key phrase in whatever involves Marmite).

Best to everyone :)

11-02-2006, 10:41
I had a great photo when I was in the pub, but does a Leica Standard count as a rangefinder camera???

11-02-2006, 11:33
Well, it's still a Leica :D :D

I'm souping the half of the 400iso film, as its EI was around 800 or more, and a waste of a roll to underexpose the whole thing. I'll hopefully get a "good" photo for this salon. I have some ideas in mind :)

Richard Black
11-02-2006, 13:39
Taken with a Leica IIIc and a Jupiter 12 on a foggy morning in Enid Ok. Gives a sense of being alone, I think!

11-02-2006, 14:42
Maybe this qualifies. I ride bikes by myself so when I saw this old one I thought "what a lonely bike for it hasn't been riden in some time" Taken last week with a Zorki 2c and Jupiter 8 lens in a small town near my home.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/1266/3367/1600/Bike-at-juliette.jpg (http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/1266/3367/1600/Bike-at-juliette.jpg)

11-02-2006, 16:21
No marmite or vegemite on this trip just pickerel

(TMAX 3200 in XTOL, Contax G )

Richard Black
11-03-2006, 03:37
Thanks for sharing that one. I, too, am a bike rider, darned motorcyclists stealing biker, and that bike reminds my of my oldest daughter's first bike without trainining wheels, but it was PINK. Great shot!

11-05-2006, 08:33
Sometimes solitude can be found in public places ...



Bessa L, CV 21/4, Superia 400


11-05-2006, 10:02
one from last weekend, Bessa r3a with 40 nokton and superia 200

11-05-2006, 12:53
Marmite ... mmm!

Chanctonbury Ring, Sussex
[4/11/06: Epson R-D1, Elmar 50/2.8]

The photo shows part of the ring of beech trees that surrounds the ancient copse on the apex of the hill, many of which were sadly destroyed in the Great Storm of 1987.

For those interested, Chanctonbury Ring is an Iron Age hill fort constructed about 2500 years ago; in the centre are the ruins of a small Romano-British temple, built 500 years later. Although these are the most obvious remnants of human occupation, Bronze and Stone Age artifacts have been found, so people have been climbing this hill for five millenia.

There are many local legends: the Devil can be summoned by running around the clump of trees seven times anticlockwise; thudding hooves can sometimes be heard, and, if you run around three times only, a ghostly woman on a white horse appears; and the trees are said to be uncountable, but one day someone will count them, and the shades of Caesar and his legions will rise and ravage our land - a folk-memory of Roman occupation?

It is also rumoured that occult ceremonies are performed within the ring: Aleister Crowley described the hill as "a place of power", and a poem exists that describes a youth being ecstatically burnt alive as a sacrifice.

On a less dark note, it was once local custom to watch the sun rise on May Day from the top of the hill, and Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men carry on this tradition by dancing on the hilltop at dawn on this day.

I can't say that I've ever experienced anything unusual at the ring; however, just in case, you won't catch me running around the copse!

11-06-2006, 08:01
My Solitude shot taken september this year in south Israel.
Contax G2, Biogon 2.8/21, Fuji Reala

11-16-2006, 05:07
I thought I 'd give this a bump. Not more than two weeks left. The Marmite trophy offer is genuine...:eek:

11-16-2006, 05:26
Here is one from my gallery. Living in a large city, it is interesting to see people trying to find some private time in the midst of so much going on around them. Usually on side streets off of major avenues, you sometimes can find people trying to create some private time during their lunch breaks.

11-16-2006, 06:11
I'm still holding out for bovril - last day submitting from me I think! :D

11-16-2006, 08:13
this was in an airport.

11-16-2006, 18:19
OK - I'll give it a try - my first photo post here on RFF. A security guard at a museum.

11-16-2006, 19:28
Sorry. First time. :)

11-16-2006, 20:56
http://static.flickr.com/121/299239312_d6b35fa087.jpg (http://static.flickr.com/121/299239312_d6b35fa087_o.jpg)

11-17-2006, 08:19

11-17-2006, 11:09
TriX at 1600. Probably 30s @ f/2

11-22-2006, 03:29
November theme attempt the other day in West Hartford.

11-22-2006, 18:02

Bessa R, 50mm/1.5 Nokton, Ilford HP5+

Link: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=49660&limit=recent

11-24-2006, 03:44
Right, last roll of film to shoot this week! I'll have to submit SOMETHING tonight :)

11-24-2006, 03:57
Bessa-T, Konica 50/2 M-Hexanon, AGFA Vista 200, 1/[email protected]

11-24-2006, 08:02


11-25-2006, 10:20
Right I sure did cock that up. I slept through last entry!!

Good luck everyone ;)
no marmite for me :(

11-27-2006, 06:59
I just went through the photos posted for this month - Congratulations to everyone, all the photos were very sensitive and beautifully done. Choosing a winner will not be easy.

Well, best will be to go out and buy the jar of marmite for the winner. Perhaps the marmite will inspire some answer in this jancture.

I will let you know by tonight.

Best to everyone,

11-27-2006, 15:37
OK. I stared long and hard all the entries. All the photos were formidable entries.

This month's Salon winner:


by Nemjo. I loved this photo for the way it conveyed a sense of solitude, fragility and isolation by placing the human figure in the midst of the Elements.

Runner-up is....


by Pherdinand, another excellent image.

Nemjo, please PM ManGo for your marmite. :p ;)

Thanks to all who participated.

11-27-2006, 16:58
Congratulations nemjo, and also Pherdinand!

Wonderful interpretations of this month's theme, I thought.


11-27-2006, 21:31
Thanks guys.

This is the first time when my photo is appreciated by others. It's great.
As here in Hungary people say: on downhill there is no stop:p



ps.: What the hell is Marmite?

11-27-2006, 21:57
ps.: What the hell is Marmite?
It's something that the British, who are so world famous for the finesse of their cuisine (google haggis for instance), have invented.. ;)

(For you Brits, no offence meant, google frikadel if you want to know what the Dutch have thought up as edible.. oh, and you get more relevant hits if you add 'slachtafval')

11-27-2006, 23:28
trademark of a tasty dark brown spread prepared from yeast and vegetable extracts (popular in the UK)
You are the Winner and you must eat it!

11-28-2006, 00:21
It's something that the British, who are so world famous for the finesse of their cuisine (google haggis for instance), have invented.. ;)

Hey don't forget "welsh rarebit" and "toad in the hole".

Mmmmm Marmite.

11-28-2006, 01:38
So... THAT'S marmite.
Sheehs, i'm so glad I only ended up as a runner-up :D

Gratulalok, Nemjo. De igenis jo! :)

[In case you wonder, "Nemjo" means"Notgood" so i just told him he's wrong because he's good]

11-28-2006, 02:49
Yea you must eat the whole jar at once. The best way is from a spoon :D :D

Congrats to you both, great images!

11-28-2006, 08:01
Now, I'm really courious abou that Marmite:confused:
When I was in London, I thought I tried some specialities.
Seems I have to go back - there must be more to get.



11-28-2006, 09:30
Now, I'm really courious abou that MarmiteIgnore Ash - don't try eating Marmite with a spoon ... :rolleyes: It's best spread thinly on toast!

Alternative recipe: when I was a student, I used to drink Marmite soup (dissolve one spoonful in a mug of hot water) when the food cupboard was bare owing to poverty/laziness (or both)!

11-28-2006, 10:25
congrats guys but marmite is best used to keep doors open and machinery greased...

11-28-2006, 23:51
Aren't there laws yet to prevent shipping Marmite across borders?:p

11-29-2006, 14:16
Marmite: The third most excruciating, buttock-clenching culinary experience in the Universe.

(No 2 is Haggis, and, No 1 is Black Pudding - the inventiveness of the Scots in the kitchen is trully unparalleled) :D :p :D

Richard Black
11-29-2006, 14:30
But you have to admit they sure know how to distill wisky!:)

11-29-2006, 14:37
But you have to admit they sure know how to distill wisky!:)

Whisky and Forfar Bridies!!!! :)

I love Scotland (spent a year there) - sometimes, *sometimes*, I can even bring myself to drink Iron Bru! (a bubble gum tasting soft drink with orange colour). :eek:

PS. BTW, Richard, I really liked the photo you posted in this thread. It was number three in my short list. Sorry, no marmite for third position ;)

11-29-2006, 14:44
Will they let Marmite through customs? It counts as dangerous substances I thought??

Hah, one of the photo's in my new blog would have been my entry for the salon. Annoyingly I took the photo half a week too late!!!

11-29-2006, 15:23
:confused: I have a funny bubble in my throat from that photo:confused:

11-30-2006, 02:28
"A cruel and unusual punishment" first appered in the English Bill of Rights in 1689

do’no what made me think of that

11-30-2006, 02:38
what's the problem with you people and marmite anyways? it's great stuff, you can use it as rust-proofing. It can't be all-bad?

11-30-2006, 11:23
Black nectar, all very Burroughs sounding Mango...BTW black pudding is the king of Scottish food, haggis' are just too hard to catch nowadays ;)

11-30-2006, 16:41
Since this thread should be changed to 'Solitude' plus 'Marmite' I thought I'd add more:
http://regmedia.co.uk/2006/11/30/amazon_marmite_2.png (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/30/amazon_marmite_dotmac/)