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:…

Week 41: More Of The Same

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my efforts to simplify by using only one camera and lens combination*. I was trying to avoid the complication that meant that every roll that I produced looked different to the last, and so far the experience has been pretty liberating, allowing me to concentrate on taking pictures and…

Weeks 33-34: Job Done

My last couple of posts during week 32 (here and here) saw me hit the 52nd roll mark and explained that this project had become so all consuming that I’d spent a lot of money on another film camera, albeit a rather special one. Less than a week later, and I was off on a trip…

Roll 19 -I maybe down, but don’t count me out…

Hi folks, long time no post. Personal pressures have prevented me from posting anything for a while and thus I find myself about 10 weeks behind. Time to put that right. Recently attended an annual classic car show in the grounds of the Welsh museum at St Fagans.  The show is organised by the Glamorgan Classic Car…

Week 26: China and Back

Still catching up. This post is the first of a couple of rolls that begin to fill the gap between my last regular post and this week’s update. It’s a roll of Portra 400, shot through the Yashica that started out in China on a very brief business trip there and ended back in the…

Week 14 Continued: Portrawesome!

Sometimes I wonder if the additional effort and cost of film photography is worth it (come on, we all do at some point). But then, a scan will come back from the lab, or I’ll study a drying roll, and there’ll be a picture that restores my faith. Of course, because of the subject I am…

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 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…