Week 2 -Bak Þitt Er Sem Rennibraut

As I described in my first 52 Rolls post of 2017, I plan to slow things down a little this year. After last year’s excesses, I hope that by leaving time between the taking of the picture and choosing what to show, I’ll not be tempted into posting the pictures that might have been difficult or…

Week 2, Fujica GW690

The Texas Leica, a big beastie of a camera that makes a lot of noise.  In this case I also had a first time problem with this camera, where after taking a shot and advancing the film, the next shot would not fire.  I tried most everything I could, but ended up releasing the back…

GW690 Woes

I am back, at least for the start of 2016. I had a lot of fun doing this in 2015 and managed to finish the year which took some doing as I was in the field quite a bit, including long stretches off the grid entirely. I have no idea what work will bring for…

White House

  For the past couple of weeks it’s been heavily overcast or very stormy; altogether dark and gloomy with flat light. One afternoon the sun shone through a gap in the clouds near sunset, for perhaps 20 or 30 minutes. Long enough for me to get over to Ross Bay and shoot some waterfront scenes. I am still…

Not So Sublime

  Today is my 46th roll this year, and my second from the Fujica GW690. This was another test just to get a feel for the camera and to ensure that it all seems to be working fine. The camera does work fine, but the 15 years expired XP2 film is rubbish as can be…

To the Sublime

    Time to get a bit more serious after yesterday’s post. These images are from the first test roll I have put through a new-to-me Fujica GW690. The GW690 is a large fixed lens rangefinder that shoots 6×9 cm negatives.Today’s post at my blog has more pictures of the camera and information about it…

Week 50: Christmas Lights

It has been a while since I did any night photography that didn’t involve star trails, so I thought I’d brave a brisk evening and try to capture some of the Christmas lights on my hometown’s common area. I brought along my circa 100 year-old large format, a Kodak Empire State No. 2, with a…

Week 39: Car Show and Wet printing

I have a few other rolls in the development hopper from previous weeks, but this particular one was used in a beginning darkroom class from last night where I got to do a contact sheet and wet print for the first time.  Fun!  I’ve been developing film for about a year and half, so that…

Week 30: Salmon River

There is a more famous Salmon River out in Oregon, but we have a small one here in Connecticut as well.  It was named before the eastern Salmon stopped spawning in this river, and restoration efforts have not had much luck.  Part of it is probably due to places like the small falls in these…

Week 28: Devil’s Hopyard

I brought my Fujica GW690 out to one of my local state forests, Devil’s Hopyard.  I brought some Fuji Pro 400 and a new film (for me) Arista.EDU Ultra 100.  With my Lensbaby post, I had taken some pics of the falls from this state park already, but went hiking to see if I could…

Week 26: Halftime

Boy, it sure is hard to believe I’ve been doing this project for 1/2 a year already.  One of main goals was to improve my technical skills and I think I’ve improved along the course of the year.  But another one of my goals was to get out of my comfort zone and do more…