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Bricks and Sticks with Argus Brick

Current project for Five Mates Photographers Group is "Bricks with Bricks."
We are documenting local use of brick where we live, and using Argus "Brick" cameras for the images.

These last few days I sought out bricks of all sorts in my area.
There was limited use of brick in the historical development of northern Jefferson County, so I included some "sticks" with my images.
Locations here include House Springs, Cedar Hill, and Fenton (just over the county line in southern St. Louis County).

First outing was nice sunny weather. Then conditions changed, and we had several days of heavy overcast.
Film was Kodak Gold 200 of indeterminate age.

The Blue Monster Argus C-3 was the first Monster Argus I put together, about ten years ago.
I call it a "Monster" because it was cobbled together with parts from various sources and then further modified, about ten years ago.
Body was from about mid-run C-3, serial no. 673716.
Some of the broken and missing rivets were replaced with tiny machine screws and nuts.
Lens was scrounged from a Matchmatic, with the deeply recessed front glass and filter ring. I altered the EV numbers to conventional F stop values.
Finally, I replaced most of the outer black skin with blue vinyl that I cut from a checkbook cover.

Somehow a light leak messed up the first image on the roll. I ran the file through a sepia filter for another look.

In studying the construction of the old Creamery, I was surprised to discover that the blocks are neither brick nor stone. They were fashioned of aggregate concrete.

Please click on thumbnails to see enlarged.
All images are 2011 E.J.Kowalski.
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