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Old Jan 31, 2013, 8:39 AM   #1
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Default Through the Wormhole--Through the Crown Graphic

My dad used to use a Crown Graphic for his job at Ford Farming in the 1950s. It's the camera I learned photography on, which was a truly wonderful experience. Here's a view through the ground glass, which was how you would compose and focus portrait, landscape, still lifes and the like.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Now that's thinking outside the box...or is it inside?

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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What a wonderful memory, thanks for sharing it with us.
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I often wondered what it looks like behind one of those. Thanks for sharng a great experience.
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Very creative!

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A classic piece of equipment thanks for sharing.
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Ditto to all the above. Do you also have the black hood that the photographer covered his/her head with?
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Ditto to all the above. Do you also have the black hood that the photographer covered his/her head with?
No. I don't think that the cameras came that way, although dad would often cover himself and the camera back with a blanket or towel if the sun were bright. I seldom took the camera outdoors -- it was a very heavy beast -- so I didn't really need to do such things.
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That's quite the camera! I once knew someone who had a view camera and occasionally took it outdoors for landscape pictures. As he got older he took it out less and less. When he had an unsuccessful trip to try to find an unmarked waterfall with it, he decided it was too much and sold it.
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