Smithtown and beyond

Sitting on a bend of the Macleay River between Kempsey and Jerseyville is Smithtown. Once busy towns when the waterways were full of traffic, but today’s freeways bypass many small towns and villages. Along with the coming of supermarkets and malls in regional centres, the dearth of traffic contributes to closing businesses in many rural…

Roll 28: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Hello … remember me?   I have fallen behind a bit in my rolls of film and posting.   Yikes.   That happens quickly, doesn’t it?   Do not fret, I shall return.   The light and air of summer has me in her grasp.   There is still film to be shot and developed…

Finding paradise

Sometimes I wonder what it actually might mean to find paradise? Can it be an earthly reality, or is paradise a place which is mystically conceptualised due to the influence of myths, religions, tourist or even real estate brochures? In a world full of hash tagged paradises that seem to be for sale, or to…

Week 31: Yunkor Black & White

It’s funny how a $20 flea market camera is the one I find myself most picking up when I head out the door this year. It’s a pain in the derriere to load and the shutter mechanism damages the film if the barrel of the lens is screwed all the way in, but it’s my…

Week 33 – Olympus OM-1 and Kodak Portra 800

Elvis Memorial Week was during week 33 and I went to the Candlelight Vigil at Graceland which is held each year to memorialize Elvis Presley’s death. The city closes the streets in front of Graceland and fans gather to wait for the Vigil and socialize. Some groups set up little shrines of memorabilia. This year…

Roll 24: Denmark: A Little Bit More.

Vestrakirkegard, boxland, and some suburban Copenhagen images all from one roll of Kentmere 400 taken over a couple of days.  Usually, I only find 2 or 3 shots that I am barely happy with sharing, but nearly half of this roll made the cut. We found an amazing grave site in the Vestrakirkegard that there…

Holgas! Holgas! Holgas!

I celebrated Holga Week 2014 with the Holgaroid and the Holga 135BC. (I also used a Holga 120 CFN. Stay tuned!)     All of the photos from this roll are on Flickr in the Roll 20 album.

Week 33: Eastman 5363 testing

So this post is way out of order as I still need to develop a bunch of C-41 rolls from previous weeks, but I got these done for a discussion thread over on flickr and thought I would post this week before the others I bought 3 rolls of the Eastman 5363 from FilmPhotographyProject and…

Week 32 – Olympus XA and Fuji Superia Extra 400

During week 32, my husband and I traveled to Lexington, Tennessee and made a stop at Scott’s BBQ. The barbecue at Scott’s is whole-hog style where the pig is cooked over an open pit beginning in the wee hours of the morning, then topped with a spicy vinegar sauce. It’s a little bit of heaven.…

Shenanigans with a Canon waterproof camera

Jeremy lent me his Canon SureShot A1 35mm waterproof camera. I took it out to Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, WA for some fun with friends.  I shot 4 rolls of C41. Usually I scan negatives myself, but I just don’t have time right now, so I tried out the drug store’s scanning service, which surprisingly…

Four Years and Five States Later…

. . . I finally finished the roll of film in my Vivitar pinhole camera!   Read more about the roll on my blog at Pinhole Travels: Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois & Minnesota. All of the pictures from this roll are on Flickr.