52 Rolls Week 45:52

The Sioux Falls: Another Perspective: And Yes it was cold enough for some areas to freeze: See more of the Falls and Environs Here. I see that many participants and burning out and dropping out.  I’m so close to finishing, and I have tons of photos from this Trip through the Plains………So you’ll have to…

52 Rolls Week 43:52

Still on our road trip through the Plains.  Many interesting things seen along the way….So I will pose the question to you.  What is this? The story is, we had stopped at a roadside rest area along the interstate highway when I spied this going on across the road.  So what are they loading in…

52 Rolls Week 42:52

Who knew there was so much going on in South Dakota?  We’ve made two trips there this year and still finding more to do. Perhaps appropriate on Pearl Harbor Day to take a look at some Cold War History….. This famous quote greets you at the entrance to the Minuteman Missile Museum. And as our…

52 Rolls Week 41:52

Since Advent Should be a Joyous time, I’m posting about a recent childhood memory revisited that did not disappoint: Welcome to the 1880 Train in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This is actually an oil powered steam engine from the 1920’s, Engine #104.  Engine #7, which pulled our train ride in 1969 has been…

52 Rolls Week 40:52

Scenery from Around the Black Hills, along the Needles Highway.  First the Needles Eye: And more Silhouettes of the Needles: See More from the Needles Highway Drive Here. Tech Info:  Minolta X-700 with Tamron 28-200 zoom lens: Portra 400 film developed and scanned by Old School Labs.            

52 Rolls Week 38:52

Finally getting back into action.  Wrapping up my posts from Yellowstone with an interesting spring called the Orange Mound: And Ending with more from the Sunrise over Excelsior Geyser: See more from Yellowstone Here. Tech Info:  Mamiya 7 with Portra 160 film; Developed and scanned by Old School Photo Labs.  

52 Rolls Week 37:52

Starting my posts from our recent trip to Yellowstone National Park: No Trip is complete without a visit to Old Faithful. Sunrise at Grand Prismatic Spring. Fire Hole Lake See More Posts Here. And more coming next week.  So keep checking the link. Tech Info:  Mamiya 6X7, Kodak Portra 160 Film; Developed and scanned by Old…

52 Rolls Week 35:52

Returning to my favorite reliable film this week Kodak T-MAX 400.  Recently attended the Open House at Walker Ranch in Boulder County.  Yes, KellyBlackDog has already posted his versions of this visit.  But we always seem to see very different things. See more from this expedition here.  Including 35 mm XD-11 images. Tech Info: Mamiya-7…

52 Rolls Week 34:52

Some images from the Nebraska Road Trip.  And a Film Test for Film Ferrania P30 exposed as recommended, with disappointing results. Showing Landmarks along the Oregon Trail: Courthouse and Jail Rocks. Chimney Rock (left) and un-named Butte near Scott’s Bluff (right). For more images along the road in Nebraska Click Here. Tech Info:  Minolta XD-11…

52 Rolls Week 30:52

Rollei  400 test using my ‘new’ old camera.  Largest image on the left is a 4 second exposure; moving clockwise upper right is 2 seconds, lower right is 1 second.  All at f/16.  My giant zucchini have beautiful variegated leaves, but the IR film smooths that away…… So I’ll have to make some ‘ordinary’ B&W…

52 Rolls Week 29:52

More Infrared Experiments……and a Tale of Two Exposures below: Camera set on ISO 50 @ f/16.  Some recommend that Rollei Infrared be exposed at ISO 25, but the negatives were so dense that they were almost un-scannable.  This seemed to work better…also using the 720 nm filter:  Left 2 sec & right 4 sec. Our…

52 Rolls Week 28:52

We view the Prairie Sentinels at the Cedar Creek Wind Farm: They are located near Pawnee Buttes, out in the northeastern plains of Colorado.  An effective collaboration between ranchers and renewable energy.  That’s why I particularly like the bails of hay scattered among the Windmills. On previous visits we only got this close (above); But…