Argus C3 35mm

Argus C3 35mm

This was my Dad’s, who used it in the 60s while in Peru working for the Peace Corps . A camera like this was also used as a prop in Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets. This thing is heavy and built like a tank.

The Argus C3 was made from 1939 to 1966 by Argus Cameras, Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI. “The camera was the best-selling 35mm camera in the world for nearly three decades, and helped popularize the 35mm format. Due to its shape, size, and weight, it is commonly referred to as “The Brick” by photographers (in Japan its nickname translates as “The Lunchbox”). The most famous 20th century photographer who used it was Tony Vaccaro, who employed this model during World War II (see under Famous Patrons in this article).” – wikipedia

Camping in Big Sur California – Limekiln State Park

My close friend Bear organized a three night camping trip to Limekiln State Park in Big Sur California.

Lime Kiln State Park

The campground is beautiful – extremely lush and green – nestled in forest canyon along with a rushing stream and massive coastal redwood trees.

Big Sur Banana Slug

This area was originally used as a lime quarry for concrete back in the late 1800’s. Three large stone and iron kilns are still on the property and accessible via a very short but beautiful hike.

Bear makes a photograph.

In general, Big Sur is a wonderful place for photography. Thanks Bear, it was a blast.