Week Zero: The Start of a New Adventure

Hello all! I’m the Pomme Down Under. An Englishman in Sydney ready willing and able to start this New Adventure in Photogrpahy courtesy of Urban and a prompt from the Emulsive Crew. This is my first ever foray into the world of the Internet and publishing my photos and words so please accept my apologies…

[Mack505] Week 42 – SFX200

Back in August I tried my hand at a roll of Ilford SFX200 pseudo-infrared film. I loaded it into my Holga and took it to a horse show at Three County Fairgrounds with a #25 red filter in my pocket. I’m very happy with the results. This last one is my absolute favorite. Red tractor, blue…

[Mack505] Week 41 – Transporterfest

I had high hopes for my Seagull 203-i.  On paper it looks like a great camera.  My first experience was otherwise, but it got better. My gripes are small, but they kept me from enjoying the camera.  The leather case is thick enough that it casts a shadow on the film windows, making accurate film advance…

[Mack505] Week 40 – East Side

Week 40 brings me to a partial roll, finishing some Portra in the Mamiyaflex which Mrs. Mack505 started on vacation. We had occasion to be in Providence overnight in November, and the weather was typical Rhode Island fall: cold, gray & wet. It was still wonderful to visit College Hill again. Thayer St bus tunnel…

[Mack505] Week 39 – Crawford Notch

Another split roll from this summer, Week 39 starts around home and moves to Crawford Notch State Park in NH.  (I was traveling alone and cannot remember why.)  I think these were shot on my Leica M3; I know the film is HP5+.   Molson the Moose Adirondack, sort of   Crawford Notch station Saco…

[Mack505] Week 38 – Fire Engine Geekery

For years I was a fire apparatus nerd.  I collected photos and specs; I knew all sorts of minute details. Over time the drive to shoot and collect has waned, but I can still identify most of the classic makes and models from a block away. Today I look at fire engines differently when I…

Split Rail Fence

This is the first roll of film I put through the Olympus mjuii in 2015. It was in March and I put the exposed roll of Ilford Delta 100 in the fridge anticipating doing my own processing. Well, that has not happened so I sent it in for processing a week ago. It does seem…

[Mack505] Week 37 – Adirondack Scenic RR

In early October, I had the good fortune to attend a motorcar excursion on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad out of Thendara, NY. The faithful UPRR #2535 An absolutely awful shot of yours truly.  I’m not sure why I was doing the “Is this thing on?” look with my Leica.   Depth of field We don’t…

[Mack505] Week 36 – Plum Island(-ish)

The catching up continues, thanks to a pre-Christmas darkroom binge and the fabulous gift of a new laptop from Mrs. Mack505. Week 36 was shot in and around the Plum Island National Wildlife refuge earlier this fall. Pines Trail Pines Bench Pines Closed Sidewalk Wilkinson Vote Yes / Vote No Chevy Camera: Leica M3 Lens:…

[Mack505] – Week 35: Pontiac

Skipping ahead a bit, here is the first shot from my Travelwide 4×5.  Shot on Tmax 100 using the pinhole because I don’t have a lens yet. Central Ave, Dover NH.  Right outside Old School Photo Lab. Developed at home using D76 and a MOD54.