52 Rolls Week 48:52

Today we start with a stroll just off the Mall and make our way back to Pearl Street.  Above, Lucille’s Restaurant, with a typical gathering of waiting customers.  Purports to be ‘authentic’, but having lived in New Orleans it would take a lot to impress me.  Besides, I’ve had the Beignets, and if you want…

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…

52 Rolls Week 30:52

This week Holga goes back to the High Country.  With special ‘soft focus effects’ because I had it set on the wrong focussing range.  However, upon examination I actually like the effect.  So here goes: Above, driving up Interstate Highway 70 going west out of Denver, CO.  A really treacherous mountain road in bad weather,…

52 Rolls Week 26:52

I’ve decided not to use color film for the project any longer.  I thought that the WOCA was the problem.  But it’s the film.  For some reason only the color film is not winding tightly in the camera.  I’ve had no problems with B&W.  So I’m still getting light leaks when I take the film…

52 Rolls Week 24:52

Late this week because I’ve just returned from a wonderfully insightful B&W Photography “boot camp”.  Unlearned old bad habits and learned a few new things.  But that’s neither here not there……..You’ll see those images, maybe next week……. Today we visit My friend’s sort of ‘hole in the wall’ darkroom.  For rent in Boulder, Colorado, although…

52 Rolls Week 23:52

Week #23 finds us at the “Top of the World” along the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park: Typically opening on Memorial Day Weekend.  That almost didn’t happen this year, as the Highway Department had to blast away some of the Snow Drifts.  But in the end they were only 24 hours late…

52 Rolls Week 21:52

A bit late with my posting due to the Holiday Weekend….Memorial Day here in the US. If I said this was the last image you would ever see of the Colorado State Capitol Building here, I’d be lying.  So I won’t promise that.  We revisited this location on a sunny day during Doors Open Denver.…

52 Rolls Week 20:52

OK I lied.  I actually have three rolls for Doors Open Denver.  So this is week #2, with one more to come………. Somewhat of an ooooops, as I had Ilford 3200 in the camera and didn’t realize that.  So we have lot’s of grain on a partly sunny day in downtown Denver: Now we’ve seen…

52 Rolls Week 19:52

For the next two weeks I’ll be featuring Doors Open Denver, an event sponsored by the Denver Architectural Foundation.  The event allows behind the scenes access and guided tours of famous architectural sites around town.  Check out last year’s event HERE. Of course with the Holga, I wasn’t going to be taking many indoor photos.…

52 Rolls Week 18:52

It’s time for the Holga Wide Pinhole Panorama Review……… This has been my ‘go to’ pinhole for the past several Pinhole Days, but I also have done a lot of pinhole experimenting.  But on to the results: I’ll highlight one of my favorite scenes at our nearby reservoir………..And mosaic the rest below. With one exception…..an interesting…

52 Rolls Week 17:52

Well, Spring has Sprung, sort of………Fighting a running battle to keep my flowers alive during multiple Spring Snow Storms…….Snow/rain mix today, but that’s Springtime along the Colorado Front Range. In the midst of some new landscaping we were hit with more snow.  Below my attempt to ‘save’ my tulips and daffodils under the covers: And with…

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…