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 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 33:52

A Bit over exposed.  But Considering I didn’t do any of the film pretest that I planned on, the results are OK.  Honestly, I focused on Enjoying the Eclipse: See all of the Eclipse Images Here. Tech Info:  Minolta X-700 with Samyang f/8 500 mm mirror lens; Kodak Portra 160 Film; Developed and scanned by…

52 Rolls Week 17:52

This week the Results from Worldwide Pinhole Day (April 30, 2017).  You remember the Portra 160 Pinhole Time Tests.  So here we put the to work at Red Rocks Park.  Famous for the Natural Amphitheatre:    We try to go here for a concert once a year.  This year we will be seeing the Steve…

52 Rolls Week 15:52

I’ve been doing lot’s of film and exposure testing these past two weeks in preparation for a photography workshop and Pinhole Day, not much to report.  So I’m posting a final image of my Garden, which managed to survive the early threats of bad weather.  it is snowing now, but my Tulips and Daffodils are…

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 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…

Mayne Island with Canon Elan IIe

    Earlier in the year I made a trip to visit family on Mayne island. Near their place is a nice shoreline walk out to Edith Point (map link here). Like many of the Gulf Islands in the Salish Sea, Mayne Island has extensive stretches of sandstone shoreline, often beautifully sculpted by the waves. I took a Canon…

Week 16, PPP: Pano Pinhole w/Portra

This was my Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day outing, and I decided to cross-process with my first batch of E-6 chems. Other than having more items to mix than C-41, I didn’t find it anymore difficult. Just get the chems and distilled water up to temp in a hot water bath (my sink, hot tap water…

52 Rolls Week 15:52

A mixed bag of several photo excursions with the WOCA and Kodak Portra 160: Above, I call this my Stonehenge Window, because as the seasons change light from this window (on the west wall of the house) reaches into different rooms.  This view shows the snow covered trees from out Blizzard. Below, light from the…