2017, Roll 11 – Million Dollar Bills

Before we start, I thought you might be interested in this. It’s a piece on why the results that we enjoy from film are not the same as shooting digital and then adding effects. It’s one of the best explanations of a subject that I’ve always found difficult to pin down. See what you think:…

2017, Roll 5 -Too Much Kissing

One of the downsides to posting individual rolls to the 52 Rolls blog is that pictures will be posted up out of context. If you’re the type of photographer that gathers pictures  into collections over many years, the shots on a roll will often be quite eclectic and not make a lot of sense when…

Week 44: Getting a Sandwich

So for this week I shot a roll of Kodak Portra 400 BW in the Holga.  That’s right Portra but in Black & White a relatively rare discontinued film.  I shot this during a lunchtime walk from the office to get a sandwich, I thought I would document what I saw on the way, they…

More Week 41 – The Holkham Holga

Last month, I spent a day on Holkham Beach and took a stroll to Wells-Next-The-Sea. I burnt through a few rolls of film and posted the FP4+ results and the various colour shots in previous blog posts. The last film from that day had a couple of frames to finish and so catches up now. It was shot…

Roll 48: Nevada Sky

As I get closer to that #52 goal, I’m getting more anxious about completing the project.   The delay between shooting, processing and blogging has been a little bit of a drag for me so I feel like I’m constantly running behind schedule.   No worries, I’m almost there — roll 48!   Woo hoo.…

Roll 44: Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA

The Yashica Mat EM and I went through two rolls of Kodak Portra 100, 120 film, when we visited Sacramento, CA, so hang in there while I add a little more fall color to the end of the year. Capital Park in Sacramento is full of all kinds of monuments and very special groves of…

Roll 43: The City of Trees, Sacramento, CA

For Thanksgiving, my family went to visit some friends in Sacramento, CA, and our hotel was near the capitol park which was booming with fall color.   It hadn’t occurred to me that the warmer climate would still be so full of leaves and color so I was happily surprised.   And, I forced my…

Roll 29: Lake Tahoe

By far, one of my most favorite photo subjects is Lake Tahoe.   I just live too close to this blue mecca to not be enamored with it.   For my entire life, it has never failed to awe me with beauty.    Even luckier for me, I have a few random work days that cause me…

Roll 25: BELIEVE

  For this roll, I headed back to downtown Reno to capture a temporary art installation by the river.   The “BELIEVE” letters were out on the playa of the Black Rock Desert for Burning Man and have been loaned to the city for part of the July Arttown festivities.   It’s a pretty neat…

Roll 16: Zeiss Ikon Cocarette

This week’s roll is Kodak Portra 400, 120 film.   But, that’s not so special when you consider what camera I used.   Check out this beauty, a Zeiss Ikon Cocarette.   (ooooh, laaa, laaa) And, here’s what I got from my first shots from it.   I waited for a glowing morning sunrise to…