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 25:52

Finishing up our walking tour of Ft Collins with the breweries:  Cooper Smith’s and Equinox……   We learned lots of brewing folklore….like copper kettles and tuns bringing good luck.  Of course you can’t see that this is copper, so you’ll have to take my word for it. Equinox had some interesting features. Like their unique…

52 Rolls Week 24:52

A week ago we went on an AARP sponsored ‘pub crawl’ and behind the scenes tour in Ft Collins, CO.  We’ve been meaning to go to Ft Collins’ Old Town, but hadn’t made it, although we often drive through on our way to other places.  So when I got the email invitation I decided that…

52 Rolls Week 22:52

Today I introduce you to a rather unusual ‘festival’ that we stumbled upon a few years ago:  HearseCon (not for the faint hearted).  We will begin with the Cars, and next week take a closer look at some of the symbols. I will warn you ahead of time that next week may be disturbing for…

52 Rolls Week 13:52

A Panorama Adventure Part II: Color images from the Horizon Perfekt. You can view side by side comparisons of the viewing range for the Horizon vs. Mamiya 7 35 mm panorama insert HERE. Some unfortunate streaking which could be due to scanning or development.  But since I’ve never had this problem with my Color Lab…

52 Rolls Week 11:52

Colorado is quickly becoming know for Craft Beers.  There are almost too many breweries.  I just visited a new one yesterday.  But We’ve also discovered another Beer Festival:  Hops and Handrails: Over 65 Breweries and impossible to ample them all.  But we did our best.  Just a few of our favorites: I particularly liked the…

52 Rolls Week 7:52

I decided to use my Minolta XD-11 for a special project I am working on.  So I pulled it out to find an unfinished roll of 36 exposure film.  I took the last couple of shots and sent it in for processing. Lo and Behold!  A ‘Lost Roll’ from last year’s gardening. As I am…

52 Rolls Week 5:52

Some views from the International Snow Sculpture Championships 2017, held each February in Breckenridge, Colorado.  This year we didn’t get there until the last day, so some of the sculptures had seen ‘better days’.  Next year we want to try to get there while they are carving.  But for many reasons that didn’t happen this year.…

52 Rolls Week 4:52

There will almost surely be constant protesting, and many opportunities to further test the Fuji GA645Zi. I bought this camera to use for ‘on the go’ medium format street photography.  So we went out last weekend to the “Support our Muslim Neighbors” rally in Denver, now openly a Sanctuary City: And A few favorite Signs.…

Finally Week 1:52 for 2017

But noting spectacular.  Just a follow-up to Week 49 of last year, where I had a ‘new’ old camera to test:  The Canonet QL-17 from GoodWill: There was an line/scratch running across the top of the frame.  And there were just too many variables to figure out since the film I used had been hand…

52 Rolls Week 50:52

I’ll Leave you with Week #50 to end the year.  Last time we had a Camera Test with the Canon QL.  This week we take a look at some familiar images (Mamiya 7 versions posted in week #39). These taken with the Canonet G-III QL: Both as it turns out are labeled model Q-17, but…

52 Rolls Week 47:52

I’ve been promising a Holga Stroll down Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado.  Finally did it and will share the results this week and next: Our focus this week is the 19th Century Architecture along the Pearl Street Mall.   Unfortunately the character of the Mall has changed a lot in the 10 years we’ve…