Week 13, Pickerel Lake

My family house borders a state park, which serves as the boat launch for Pickerel Lake. Across the street is a section of the Salmon River (CT) State Park, so we have lots of wildlife and forest habitat around us. I decided to head down to the lake after an early Spring snowfall with my…

Week 4, Snow! (Finally)

We have had a fairly dry winter here so far, but we definitely got some snow this past weekend (as US readers are probably aware).  We were slated to get about 4-6 inches (10-15cm), but by the time the snow stopped, we had about 12 (30cm).  Thinking I could get some ‘action’ shots I loaded…

Week 2: Shooting at Home with TMY

At the beginning of week two, my SQ-Ai finally got here! So, this roll served the practical purpose of making sure everything was working OK. The first half of the roll is super boring – flat white walls to check for weirdness in the lens, blank frames to check for light leaks, and a picture of…

Week 48: Quick Change

To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, seasons around here change pretty quick.  You better have your film loaded and camera ready.  Rolling along with a nice Fall, Winter starts clawing its way into the psyche pretty quick. A roll of Kodak Hawkeye surveillance film, nominally rated at 400ISO, I shot it at 320 as I really didn’t like…

Bloomington (Indiana) in Brief

A few frames from a roll I shot in Bloomington, Indiana, in February.       The entire roll is on Flickr in the Roll 5 set. I also wrote a brief blog post about the trip:  Reconnaissance Trip No. 5: Bloomington, Indiana.

2014 Week 13 – 1976 Pentax 6×7 MU

  One of my favorite medium format cameras got the nod this week, the Pentax 6×7 Mirror-Up SLR beast! *(Disclaimer… ALL of my medium formats happen to be “one of my favorite”… but I digress). 🙂 I picked up this system (frame, two lenses, hood, grip, etc.) some time ago and is one of the few…

Roll 14: Oreo Cows

There is a ranch near our house that has “Oreo Cows.”   Of course, this is not their real name but it is what my family calls them every time we drive by the pastures of black and white cattle.   I believe the technical breed name is “Belted Galloway” but that is totally boring…

Weeks 10, 11 and 12 – using lenses for once

Back to using cameras with actual glass stuck on the front for a change. Recently acquired two MF cameras that needed putting through their paces. The mighty Pentacon SIX and a Mamiya M645 1000s. Both of which I find I like. The Mamiya’s main issue is that is not 6×6 😉   We are experiencing…

2014 Week 12 – 1971 Pentax Spotmatic SPII

This week wasn’t without its hiccups; as normal. 🙂  I had started with one of my favorites, an Olympus OM-2SP, but soon discovered I had film advance issues.  The first couple of frames were fine, then the advance wouldn’t catch; meaning I could keep advancing the film but the shutter release wasn’t engaging.  I had…

Weeks 7, 8 and 9 – some pinholes and not

I seem to have gotten into a three weekly schedule. We have also had a very mild winter this year, and no end of precipitation. Where I live, first lots of snow, and for the last month rain and more rain. But at our cabin in the mountains, now that is another story. Bucket loads…