roll 52: I made it

Wow, I wasn’t sure when I started this journey if I would be able to complete it, but I did. I will admit that I ran out of things to say from time to time, but I am glad I did this project for 2014. This will be my last post. In 2015 I plan…

roll 51: Last minute Christmas

After 50 rolls and 50 weeks I am running out of things to say. My roll 51 is from my Olympus OM1 and Portra 400 film. I scanned on an Epson V700 and did no editing, which is pretty obvious. I think I am burned out. I made a  trip into downtown Portland to do…

roll 50_ it’s a capitol Christmas

I travel to Salem once a month for a meeting with a group called British Travel Friends.  We share our stories and photos of travel to Great Britain. recently I had extra time in salem so stopped in at Oregon’s State Capitol and was happily surprised to arrive in the middle of the Christmas program.…

roll 48_ Hasselblad X-Pan

I prefer square format, like with my Hasselblad 500, but once in a while I poll out the X-Pan and then remember why I like this camera so much. I love that you can move from panorama to 2×3 mode with the flip of a switch. It’s also a light-weight camera to carry and great…

roll 49- books

I run by the motto “you can never have too many books” or shoes, for that matter. Luckily, at home, we have many places to house both although I think some may have to find new homes. I grew up surrounded by books and I still prefer the feel, smell and sight of a printed…

Roll 46_ University of Oregon

This might be the perfect time to share some photos I took while visiting the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. Last night the football team beat the Arizona Wildcats, 51-13, making Oregon #1 in the Northern Division. A few weeks ago I visited my alma mater along with my Olympus OM1. Many changes are…

roll 45_ black and whites

I don’t know how this happened, but I am a month behind on posting here. Well, I kind of know what happened. I took a break. Now I am back. For roll 45 I used my Zero Image pinhole 6×6 camera. I used Ilford 100 and developed the film at home in Ilfosol 3. I…

roll 44_ Toy Camera Day

I took out two cameras for World Toy Camera Day on October 18th, my Holga 120 CFN and the Holga PAN. I don’t have the negatives back for the Holga PAN so those will have to wait until next week, but here are the ones from the plain old black plastic Holga 120. Sadly my…

Roll 43_ October Pinhole Outing

For our October outing we went back to the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island with a bag of masks and our pinhole cameras. The morning started with two of us taking public transportation to the Arbor Lodge Coffee house in North Portland on Rosa Parkway. What a charming place, great coffee and cinnamon rolls and…

roll 42_ fog

When Autumn arrives in the Portland area we are treated to early morning fog. I try to get out early enough to see the fog, the dew on the long grasses and the rising sun through the trees. It burns off quickly, but while it lasts I try to make a few images with my…

roll 41_pumpkins

Last week my husband and I went to the pumpkin patch to choose some pumpkins and also to take advantage of some people photo ops. The problem is that we are having unseasonably hot and sunny weather. So under a bright blue sky and blazing heat I tried to find some interesting subjects. We gave…

roll 40_ sheepdogs

It’s not very easy to take decent photos of moving targets in shadow and light. A couple of weeks ago we went to watch our friend’s Old English Sheepdogs try their hand(or is that feet) at sheep herding. I must point out it was with mixed results. The older dogs, especially the Mom-dog Sophia, wanted…