[M505] Week 16 – Requalification

Every spring I take one day in April to go to Seashore Trolley Museum and renew my driver’s license. It’s a little boy’s dream. I get to play with full-scale antique trains. There is no such thing as a bad day behind the controls. Of course I brought a camera. See the rest of the…

Minolta x700 and a wedding reception

A friend had a wedding reception on a boat in Portland.  I brought along a Minolta x700 on an auto winder, with a 50mm lens. It mostly worked. This camera had been acting up before, but I thought it was working fine again if I was using the auto winder.  Unfortunately,  I lost a few…

Week 19 – New film, new adventure

Finally, after an entire box worth of Arista EDU 400, I got to a comfortable place with my Crown Graphic.  I replaced the lens that was sticking, and I rated the film at 100: boom.  Success!  And oh no, they are out of that film at Freestyle!  So, tho my heart (and bank account) quaked,…

Double Trouble

Week 21 is brought to you through a Canon Elan 7N, 50/1.4 lens, Fuji Superia 200 and a large dose of operator error. My granddaughter is actually no trouble at all, so doubles of her are just fine. The title is nostalgic of my childhood in the 1960s – there was a cartoon by this…

Week 21: Consumer Films

Here’s a smattering of shots I took and developed over the last eight or nine days. Different cameras but all Kodak Ultramax 400 and Fujifilm Superia 400. I like these films. They’re simple, they work, and I get good results at times.

You can lead a horse to water

One of my favourite cameras is a Baby Box Tengor with Goerz Frontar lens. It takes size 127 film which is not readily available. Recently I purchased a few rolls of Efke R21 film that had expired during the 80’s. It came from Thailand and probably had been kept in its little metal canisters in…

Ogden Point Breakwater

I am slowly getting back in sync here. Quite a while ago now I posted a Polaroid out of sequence to mark world pinhole day. One of the shots on today’s roll 20 was taken at the same time of the same subject, and was the beginning of this roll of film. This roll also overlapped…

[M505] Week 21 – Recital

Skipping ahead to the present. . . This week was Beth’s year-end band concert. She and her classmates did great. I packed along my SX70 and my Instax Min 90. I figured there wasn’t much point in trying to get shots of her across the crowded auditorium, so I concentrated on portraits. The SX70 was…