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“Cruisin’ McHenry” published November 6, 1977.  This was a three part series by Steven Paul Montenko, Bee staff writer, to take a look at cruising in Modesto.  Images were taken during September 1977.  The young people on the strip were very friendly to me.  About every 20 minutes somebody would yell, “You want to party?” or “Where is the party?”  It was like American Graffiti every night. I did most of my photography walking up and down McHenry Boulevard in the middle of the night.  A couple of times, I climbed on the roof of a gas station to get a better view.  For equipment, I used two Nikon F’s, a 50mm f1.4 lens, and an 85mm f1.8 lens.  I pushed my Tri X film two stops in Ethol UFG developer.  Most of the time, I shot wide open, which didn’t give me much depth of focus.  I used a tripod on the gas station roof.
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Al Golub, Golub Photography al@golubphoto.com