17/52 rolls….

This week took me back to D.C. and finally one time I get to leave my office{motor coach,lol} and it was at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.This week I wanted to try a roll of Fomapan100.What a beautiful church…..check it out….Now these were shot with my new toy…Hasselblad 500c/m…tell me,…

Week 13: This and that

Let’s jump ahead to week #13 while I procrastinate instead of developing my rolls for week #10 and #11. For that week I shot a roll of Fomapan 100 in the Minolta SRT303 that Torsten Kathke so kindly lent me. It has a bit of a weird place in my collection. Not completely manual like…

Shells

All photos taken with Chamonix 045F1, Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm and Apo-Sironar-S 150mm lenses, on Fomapan 100 film, and developed in a mix of Xtol(1.3)+paRodinal(1.160).

Homage to J. Alfred Prufrock

“I should have been a pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floors of silent seas” – TS Eliot Walking the shoreline at low tide, crab claws abandoned near a child’s sandcastle remind me of J. Alfred Prufrock. It pains me to see broken claws discarded on a beach when these could be scuttling across…

Week #41 Hollandse Waterlinie

In week 41 my husband and I had planned a trip to some of the forts of the Hollandse Waterlinie, a defence line. The first forts were built between 1816 and 1824. I had taken my Reality So Subtle 4×5 pinhole camera and some Fomapan 100 sheets, because I thought it might be an interesting…

Smithtown and beyond

Sitting on a bend of the Macleay River between Kempsey and Jerseyville is Smithtown. Once busy towns when the waterways were full of traffic, but today’s freeways bypass many small towns and villages. Along with the coming of supermarkets and malls in regional centres, the dearth of traffic contributes to closing businesses in many rural…

Finding paradise

Sometimes I wonder what it actually might mean to find paradise? Can it be an earthly reality, or is paradise a place which is mystically conceptualised due to the influence of myths, religions, tourist or even real estate brochures? In a world full of hash tagged paradises that seem to be for sale, or to…

Week 31 – Holga 120N and Fomapan 100

Holga Week in the film photography community on Twitter reminded me that I didn’t have this camera, so I got one just in time for Holga week. Although I made a rookie mistake that resulted in overlapping frames, I was hooked by the results from my first roll. I used Fomapan 100 for my second…

In the late afternoon light

The Shoalhaven River descends from headwaters in high granite country, wending its way through the deep wilderness sandstone gorges it has cut, before leaving the escarpment to reach its floodplain and the sea. Not far from exiting its lower gorge, the river passes through Coolendel, beneath the Bugong Plateau. Here Bugong Creek joins the main…

Roll 14 – more point and shoot fun

It’s been awhile since I have posted here. I have gotten a bit busy and haven’t had time to blog. I have had time to shoot, however. Roll 14 I had fun with a point and shoot camera, again. One of the things I love about my town is that it is quiet at night.…