[Note that there are two more pages of photographs taken at the event documented below.]
These are photographs taken at an SCA event, Armorgeddon, 14-17 Sept 2000, at Union County State Park south of Sioux Falls SD. These are the shots taken on negatives (the slides I shot will be here next week probably), and frankly I'm not too proud of them. Knowing that I'd need to do some low-light shots, I went by a Popular Photography review of Kodak Max Zoom 800 film (the new formulation) and shot a lot of rolls of this film. I shouldn't have. Only some of the shots turned out, most have blocked-up blacks and there is no separation in the whites. I had a couple rolls of Fuji NHGII (ISO 800), and it turned out very nice. The poor quality of the negatives was compounded by the late hour of the evening court, and I was really pushing what this film could do. I should have used a flash. Really, I should have. Anyway, I'm sure they will print better than they scanned (I never got a decent color curve for this film, so all scans needed a bunch of work in Paint Shop Pro to get them up to the lousy quality you see here). I've left the crappy shots in because I wanted the shots for you. If I didn't know or admire any of you I'd have thrown them all away the night I developed them.
Note that since this is the Catalog (a list of photos I have), I've made little effort to organize everything chronologically. I'll do that when I make up the Exhibit.
I'll need your help identifying everyone, and adding some commentary to the more interesting shots. email firstname.lastname@example.org please with what you'd like to add to this page and the exhibit.
Many thanks to Hrothgar, Elasait, Lady Saerlaith de Bohun, and Aoibheann for information about the pictures.
Continued on page 24Sep00B