The Newtown Pentacle

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It’s National Vinegar Day, in these United States.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Just a single shot today, depicting a series of CSX locomotive engines which were observed hauling a freight train over the Hell Gate bridge recently. Busy today with developing the shots from Halloween in Astoria, which I hope to be able to show you tomorrow at this – your Newtown Pentacle.


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Exploring Long Island City, from Luxury Waterfront to Abandoned Factories Walking Tour,
with NY Adventure Club – Sunday, November 12th, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Long Island City is a tale of two cities; one filled with glittering water-front skyscrapers and manicured parks, and the other, a highly active ground transportation & distribution zone vital to the New York economy — which will prevail? With Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman details here.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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  1. “developing the shots”? You working in a darkroom with enlarging paper, and trays of D76, stop bath, and fixer? I’m writing to you with my Beseler motorized enlarger right next to the computer screen with a plastic garbage bag over it to keep the dust off. Haven’t used it since 2004. Schneider-Kreuznach lens projected all my negatives.

    georgetheatheist . . . burn the highlights and dodge the shadows.

    November 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    • raw shots off the camera and moved through an editing process for display. This is referred to as developing.

      Mitch Waxman

      November 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      • Never heard that before. What you are doing is ‘editing’ the imagery. “Developing” is what I did in the “wet” darkroom.

        georgetheatheist . . . burn the highlights and dodge the shadows.

        November 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      • Six of one, half a dozen of another

        Mitch Waxman

        November 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm


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