52 Rolls Week 12:52

A Panorama Adventure Part I:  When I started my Mamiya 7 feeding frenzy I saw a 35 mm Panorama insert on line and said, ‘what the heck, buy it and try it’.  It didn’t cost much (Compared to all the Mamiya 7 kit) I had so no harm done to the finances. Sorry I didn’t…

52 Rolls Week 34:52

Another visit to the Foothills of the Front Range.  Above is the Gross Dam & Reservoir, completed in 1954 and filled in 1955. One of many smaller reservoirs on the east side of the Continental Divide.  This image is a Photomerge of two Holga images. Part of the Denver Water System, established in 1918, because…

Week 3 – 2014: Frosty panoramas

Continuing with the images from January. This time shot with a Minolta Riva Panorama on Agfa Precisa CT (rebranded Fuji Provia 100F). This is the first time that I’m scanning a roll from this camera myself and I was surprised just how soft the images were. But now with a healthy dose of sharpening I…

roll 48_ Hasselblad X-Pan

I prefer square format, like with my Hasselblad 500, but once in a while I poll out the X-Pan and then remember why I like this camera so much. I love that you can move from panorama to 2×3 mode with the flip of a switch. It’s also a light-weight camera to carry and great…

roll 31_ Oceanside

Portland has experienced record-breaking heat for most of the summer. I needed an escape so headed to my favorite Oregon beach, Oceanside.  Oceanside is a hidden gem just west of the town of Tillamook and south of the more famous Cannon Beach. I prefer Oceanside because of the rocks off the shore, the tunnel leading…

roll 29_bought the farm

Sadly our neighborhood is expanding and that means the farm down the road from us is being demolished. I am sure the owners made a butt load of money, but I am sad to see it go. It sits next to protected wet-lands and home to many species of birds and mammals, including several bald…

It’s the Hasselblad X-Pan for Roll 24

I’m still finding the focusing on the X-Pan to be a bit tricky. The screen is much darker than my Hasselblad 500 CM. Out of a roll of 36, these were a few of my favorites made in and around the Portland Saturday Market.     I also walked around parts NW and SW Portland…

Roll 17_ the Holga PAN

A mixed bag of results this week from my Holga Pan camera.   The Holga PAN is an expensive option for delving in to panoramic photography. It has a 90mm lens, a 180’ view on 120 film, speed of 1/100 with four focusing zones, two hot shoe mounts and a bulb setting…which i should have…

Roll15_ The Spinner at the Portland Timbers match

  I took my Spinner camera to an afternoon MLS Portland Timbers match hoping there would be enough light to make some images. The Spinner is made by the Lomography company, who I have a like-hate relationship with and that’s another story. The cool thing about the Spinner is that with a pull of the…