These six images were made on tres de mayo
the birthday of my elder brother but they
don't have anything to do with that phenomenon.

Broke Back Backhoe
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The LGM's * brought me a bunch of wee petzval's
and the 2 wee-est ones I thought perhaps would
be of no use at-all at-all on 4X5.

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I challenged myself to "go and see" which is
something I almost always do with relish!
I originally figured perhaps they would work
well on half frame 4X5.  I have a fine old
sliding frame graflex half frame set-up but
it requires graflok's and the new Chamonix
4X5 though it has grafloc's was not up to the
task.  Hmm.  I would need something that
would focus at about 65mm even though
I had calculated the focal length to about 85mm.

Soiled Grave
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The Deardorff 5X7 with 4X5 back was
as close as I could get.  For a shutter I
selected a 4 1/2" Packard.  I slipped a
1 1/2" abs male adapter over the barrel
of the lens and hot glued the Packard onto
the resulting bell out in front of the lens.

White Washed Grave
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I used 6 sheets of 25 asa Efke film for
these.  Since I couldn't use the graflex
split framer I just shot round circles onto
the 4X5 figuring I would crop to half frame
in Photo shop.  The surprise was how
cool the circular pictures turned out to
be!  Fun!

End of the line.
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Leaning Cross
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* Little Green Men