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Day 210

Here are my five print entries in the State Fair:

I think this one was in Nature…it got Third Place.


This was in Wildlife.


This was also Wildlife and placed Third.


This got Third in Black and White People.


I think this was in Action.


Lots of good photos this year!

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 209

Now for something completely different….

I was driving for the Red Cross to Missoula last Friday, and trying to get back through Bonner on the way home I had to wait!


Montana Rail Link occasionally runs and engine and cars into the old plywood plant in Bonner.  They store logs and chips there.


The Fireman has to get out and open the gate into the plant.  Those engines are rather peppy when they aren’t pulling a hundred freight cars!


~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 208

Down at the end of the Advanced section we have a cabinet we fill with old cameras and stuff.  Here are some of the things…being directed by our “out-of-towner” member!  The old bellows camera on the tripod was brought in by one of the volunteers.


On the top shelf is a Bell & Howell movie camera of mine, along with a variety of interesting photos (I hope) as set dressing.  Below that is an Argus Argoflex T(win) L(ens) R(eflex), a Kodak OneStep instant camera that they lost a patent infringement case on, to: Polaroid, maker of that familiar, to at least some of us, instant camera on the right side of the shelf.


Another old but very nice Polaroid camera from a lot farther back that those at the other end of the display case!  Also present is one of the wonderful Camera Club scrapbooks put together by Club member emeritus Elaine.  I hope to get them scanned and on the Club webpage in the near future.


As a bonus, here is that ad that is on the left side of the middle photo: Norma Jean Baker advertising an Argus Argoflex camera!  I heard she got famous later on…it must have been her good taste in cameras!!!

Click on it to see it larger.

Norma Jean Baker models for Argoflex Cameras, c. 1946

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>


Day 207

The advised wall.






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Day 206

Here is the Novice Section when it was almost full (a three photo panorama!)


And here it is even fuller from another direction (a two photo panorama!).  The free standing panels on the left hold the Youth entries, as well as some other photos.


Click on them to see them larger…BACK button to return!

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 205

Stacks and stacks of photos to hang…and a lot of the work is by Great Falls Camera Club volunteers!


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Day 204

A lot of work goes into the exhibits and contests at the State Fair.  These walls have to be filled with photographs…and this is the Novice section!


~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 203

It is warming up outside…nothing like a nice cold Ice Tea from the Mr. Coffee Ice Tea Machine, and Netflix, to cool off an evening.


~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 202

Judges (from the Great Falls Camera Club!) at the State Fair photography exhibit, waiting for another photo to be inserted into the white box!


~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 201

I drove a new model Ford Escape to Idaho Falls for Avis.  This sure is a lot different than the Escape I drove for the Government!

This is the center of the dash in front of the driver.  Note the little car image and the shining headlights and tail lights.  This meant you actually had them on, and it would go on or off depending on the light switch position.  A lot nicer than an indicator light, or nothing at all..


~Curtis in Idaho!  {!-{>