Critique Welcomed Malibu Zebra

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Brian Moore, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    A few weeks ago we visited Malibu Winery, which is in the hills above the famous movie star beach hang out community. We discovered the had corralled a zebra up there. Probably he escaped from a Tarzan movie or something, that's my guess. Or maybe he was painted donkey.

    Holga 120N and Arista EDU 400 film processed in Rodinal.

  2. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Helga got it right Brian, it is a sebra:D
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Confirmed, then! Thanks, Ivar! ;)
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Love the Mohican hair style!
  5. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Fantastic quality to this image Brian, so, very well done Holga and you 'captured' him real well too. Is that the Holga you dropped a while back Brian; seems to have recovered well.
    I removed the holding clips from my 120CFN and the back is now held on with gaffer tape; works brilliantly and can be reused on numerous occasions before it looses it's stickyness. Also keeps the light out or in:).
  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Tom. Yeah, same Holga I dropped. However, I had another incident with it about two weeks ago. I was out in the desert and took a hike. I had put a roll into the Holga and as I got to about frame 5 it became difficult to wind. I thought the film had somehow got off track, but that didn't make sense. Then I thought maybe the backing paper had somehow got tangled. But that didn't make sense either. But as I wound on I saw that the indicators on the backing paper weren't showing up in the red window as I wound the film. Indeed, I wound right past frame 5--never saw the number, but did see what appeared to be a substance wipe the little red window from the inside. Well, eventially I got to frame 6, having gone right past 5. By the time I got to 6 the winder was moving more freely again. Then, around frame 10 it again got difficult, then freed up. It was very strange. Fast forward to the end of the roll. I wound it all up and removed the back. The wound up roll was uncharacteristically fat! Again I am thinking the backing paper had somehow got wound up. Then I noticed a sticky substance inside the film spool chambers. Glue! But why? And then I realized the foam they put inside the film chambers (to tension the film?) was gone! It had come unglued and got wound up in the film. The wiping of the inside of the red window that I noticed was evidently the foam winding past. I haven't tried to wind the film onto a developing spool yet. I'll probably do that this weekend. Have you ever heard of that foam coming unstuck and getting wound up in the spool, Tom?
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Its the latest in zebra coifs.
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  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Tom,...good idea about the gaffers tape. Does it not leave a messy residue, though?
  9. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that Brian; have never heard of that problem and it sounds like a very freakish incident. Does it prevent future use with the camera?
    Yes, the gaffer tape will leave a residue but it is not too bad and can be cleaned off now and again. It provides a more secure closure for the back than the provided system. It does not effect the good looks of the Holga like it might, say, one of those shiny Merlins of Rob's;).
    Holga can live with it.
  10. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Tom. I'll give it a try. (I may combine the gaffers tape with the use of the clasps because the clasps allow me to use the ever-so-trendy shoulder strap that comes with the Holga.)
  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    They're not very shiny...quite dull, in fact.
  12. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I'll survive ;)
  14. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking of that dance scene in Pulp Fiction.
  15. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Their cammo does't work well with horizontal railings does it - I can see him quite clearly! :D :D :D

    Lovely shot Brian
  16. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Over my head! What...?

    Don't encourage him, Tom.

    Not sure I get this one either.

    Finally,...something I understand!;) Thanks, Chris. And yeah,...whereas their camo must work mightily well on the savannah(strange though it may seem), it does nothing for them in a corral! :rolleyes:
  17. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    A very fine shot Brian and a handsome beast too. Seems very lonely though.
  18. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Pete. She was the only equine of African heritage in the corral, but she had the company of a horse of a different color, whose rather bland (in comparison) appearance failed to attract my lens.
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  19. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    Nice shot Brian.
  20. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    lets go with painted donkey. that just sounds like fun. since the stripes on the zebra are vertical is it now considered plaid with the horizontal bars?

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