[Eben] Rolls 24-26: Three Rolls in DC

I have been shooting a lot more than posting in this project (although I am definately behind on the one roll a week goal). Here are three rolls I took this summer while working in Washington D.C. Roll 24: Kodak TMAX 400, pushed to 1600 This is one of my last rolls of a big…

[eben] Roll 22 – Praktica Super TL / Delta 100

In my recent antique store haul I picked up an East German Praktica Super TL camera, and three M42 mount lenses. The camera was fun to take out for a spin, and I really like the lenses, but I think it is destined for eBay. The main drawback for me was a rather dim viewfinder…

[52 Rolls] Roll 22 – Himatic 7s / Delta 100

This roll was taken on my old Himatic 7s during two different trips to local Santa Cruz beaches, Seabright State Beach and Scott Creek. Seabright SB is a large beach in the city proper, nestled between the San Lorenzo river and the Santa Cruz small craft harbor. The main feature is a jetty composed of…

[Eben] Roll 21 – Minolta/Ektar

I have written before of the slow, sad death of my Canon AE-1, and my need for a new metered SLR for those times when I don’t want to shoot my Canon P rangefinder and use the sunny 16 method. As luck would have it, I was at a local antique store and was able…

[eben] Roll20 – Basics

For my twentieth roll in this project, I went back to the basics and shot a roll of my favorite roll of film, Portra 400, in my main standby camera, the Canon P. This combo always pleases me.

[eben] Roll 15 – More Santa Cruz

This was a nice little roll of T-Max 400 that documented my walks around Santa Cruz, both in the residential neighborhoods near where I work downtown, and on lovely West Cliff Drive, overlook the Monterey Bay. This is also the last roll before I officially gave up on my lovely Canon AE-1. The shutter is…

[eben] Roll 14 -The Little Cascade

Sometimes I get an idea, spend a lot of time trying to make it work, and end up not quite hitting the mark. That is what happened with this roll. There is a little stream I drive by most days on the way down the mountain to work. Stream is too generous, it is probably…

[Eben] Roll 13 – ACROS Portraits

This was a quick roll of portraits I made of family and friends with my Yashica-MAT LM. I think this was my second roll of Fujifilm Neopan ACROS 100, stand developed in Rodinal 1:100. The more I use the Rodinal stand development method, the less I want to go back to D-76. Not only do…

[Eben] Roll 12 – Back to the Lighthouse

The previous roll was shot at Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and while I really love the results in black and white, I found myself wishing I had brought a long a roll of color to take advantage of the blue sky and flowering iceplant that made the views so powerful. Fortunately, the next week my brother…

[Eben] Roll 11 – To the Lighthouse

I feel lucky to  live so close to the ocean. I have lived on the central coast of California for almost 8 years now, but I feel like it is only in the last couple of years that I have realized that I can go see its beauty on  a whim, without planning or making…

[Eben] Rolls 9-10 : Portra Spring

These rolls were taken over two weeks this spring just as the cherry blossoms were coming out. I think I have said it elsewhere, but I absolutely adore Kodak Porta 400. It produces great skin tones, but also renders the greens in scenery quite well. This is again shot with my Canon P Rangefinder, and…