Olympus XA2 Underexposure

  I have had a second roll of film back from the Olympus XA2 that is underexposed by a stop or two for many of the photos. My recent post Ocean’s Edge was the previous roll from this camera which at the time I thought was poorly scanned and that explained the exposure, perhaps combined with the…

Catching up with Olympus XA2

          Since I stopped regular posting I have shot another 5 rolls through an Olympus XA2. This post has a selection of shots that I like from those 5 rolls, some of these and quite a few others have showed up on my blog over the past few months. Film details…

Surpising Canon Sure Shot 115u

  Last month I bought three point and shoot zoom film cameras – mostly because they had film in them, and working batteries. I expected very little from them, and as you can see from the Pentax Espio 738g that I previously wrote about (here), my expectations were not unreasonable. However, this Canon Sure Shot 115u…

Using a Pentax Espio 738G

This roll of film was a case of “using” rather than “testing” as I did not put the camera through its paces very thoroughly. I tend to shy away from zoom lens point and shoot film cameras. They have very slow lenses and usually not great optics as well, especially when zoomed. However, I came…

Kiix?in Views

    Before my latest trip to Haida Gwaii (images coming soon!) I made a day trip to the Kiix?in National Historic Site located in Barkley Sound near Bamfield. It is about a 4 hour drive (much of it on logging roads) and 20 minute hike from Victoria, but worth every minute of getting there, and back.…

Mayne and Miscellany

This is another roll of film from my summer backlog, dating to mid-July when I was back in town for a week or so. These are all taken with my Canon Elan 7N, most often, or perhaps always, with the EF 50/1.4 mounted. Most of these shots are taken on, or on the way to,…

Haida Gwaii Seascapes

I was in Gwaii Haanas twice this past summer looking for and recording archaeological sites in areas that potentially had not been examined carefully enough by previous researchers. As it happens, for most of the areas looked at I was that previous researcher, in the early 1990s. Twenty years ago there were certain kinds of…

A Flintknapper’s Garden

  For Roll 33 I bring you a flintknapper’s garden, and one more shot of hand-made dolls from Mayne Island, taken this time on the Canon Elan 7N with 50mm f1.4 lens (mostly anyway). The Mayne Island shot below is of some dolls that my partner carved – she makes wonderful dolls from wood, and sews…

Mayne Island Wedding

The day after I returned from Haida Gwaii, the subject of my last post, I set off to Mayne Island for the wedding of friends. They had a designated photographer which meant, thank goodness, I did did not have to “pretend I was the wedding photographer that I do NOT want to be” (to quote…

Hlk’yah GawGa

    Roll 31 is from September when I spent a bit more than a week in Gwaii Haanas looking for and recording archaeological sites in the intertidal zone. The time was short as it was scheduled to coincide with the lowest tides possible, and typical of working with the tides, early mornings were involved.…

Back From The Road, For Now

Well, its been 2 months since my last post, which makes this number 30, and puts me behind considerably. I will try to catch up over the next while. During the past two months I have been in the field for 6 weeks on two different projects, writing up two others and took a road…