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Last Month's Self Assignment Winners

Last month's self assignment "Eats - Roadside America" was to capture the sites along the American roadside.

We want to congratulate both the winners and all those who participated. Thanks to our sponsor, FujiFilm, the winner receives 20 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice. The runners-up receive 10 rolls of the Fuji professional film of their choice.  Winners are notified by email.

Winner, Ruth's Cafe by Rick Harris 
My friend and I celebrated his 50th birthday by flying to Arizona and renting Harley's and touring many sites. 

This cafe was in the middle of nowhere on Highway 93 NW of Kingman, AZ. We enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over the mountains and a superb breakfast at Ruth's Cafe.

Rick captured the moment Sony DCS V1 and it's Zeiss 34-136mm. The camera was set to ISO 200 and the image was not manipulated.

Scene from Yesterday, Robert Tingley
This is a roadside scene that I encountered while traveling along Highway 97 in central Oregon.

It was near sundown and I was rushing through this small burg (Moro, Oregon) and my eye caught this shiny but old car in front of the cafe. I am always on the lookout for nostalgic pieces of Americana and I couldn't pass this up. I did take the time to set up my tripod but that was about it.

On the tripod was Robert's Nikon N80 and 28-105mm lens, in the camera was Fuji Provia 100 which was later scanned using a Minolta Scan-Multi. Some adjustments were made for sharpness and contrast.

Route 66 Diner, Jim Mitchell
My wife and I try to make at least one pilgrimage a year to New Mexico. These trips would not be complete without at least one meal at the Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque. Situated on Central Avenue (the main drag through Albuquerque) and featuring a great jukebox, period uniforms for the wait staff, tasty 'burgers and the thickest chocolate milkshakes you can imagine, this throwback to the '50's is a "cool" stop on America's legendary route west.

To capture this image Jim used his Nikon N90S, Nikon 70-300mm zoom, Kodak 200 Gold print film, and shot in aperture priority at f/16 from his tripod. The resulting image was scanned on Epson Perfection 3200 Photo flatbed.


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