52 Rolls Week 44:52

A Tour of what I’m calling ‘Americana’ from our Recent Road Trip.  Sometime wonderful, quirky or kitsch…just things we saw driving the back roads in Valentine, Nebraska: Or something seen upon our Arrival at our destination Sioux Falls, South Dakota: See More Americana here. Tech Info:  Minolta X-7– with Tamron 28-200 zoom lens:  Kodak Portra…

52 Rolls Week 42:52

Who knew there was so much going on in South Dakota?  We’ve made two trips there this year and still finding more to do. Perhaps appropriate on Pearl Harbor Day to take a look at some Cold War History….. This famous quote greets you at the entrance to the Minuteman Missile Museum. And as our…

52 Rolls Week 41:52

Since Advent Should be a Joyous time, I’m posting about a recent childhood memory revisited that did not disappoint: Welcome to the 1880 Train in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This is actually an oil powered steam engine from the 1920’s, Engine #104.  Engine #7, which pulled our train ride in 1969 has been…

52 Rolls Week 40:52

Scenery from Around the Black Hills, along the Needles Highway.  First the Needles Eye: And more Silhouettes of the Needles: See More from the Needles Highway Drive Here. Tech Info:  Minolta X-700 with Tamron 28-200 zoom lens: Portra 400 film developed and scanned by Old School Labs.            

52 Rolls Week 39:52

Still Catching up on my posting……This week (and next) scenes from my recent road trip to South Dakota for the Bison Round-up.  The History of the Bison and the Indigenous people that relied on them for food is Tragic.  From 30 million Bison to less than 1200 by 1889. A few forward thinking people at…

52 Rolls Week 28:52

We view the Prairie Sentinels at the Cedar Creek Wind Farm: They are located near Pawnee Buttes, out in the northeastern plains of Colorado.  An effective collaboration between ranchers and renewable energy.  That’s why I particularly like the bails of hay scattered among the Windmills. On previous visits we only got this close (above); But…

52 Rolls Week 27:52

The Return from Denver International Airport.  On the ride out, I sat on the west side of the train.  Returning to Denver, I sat on the east side of the train to get a different view.  The east side was definitely more interesting. The long escalator from the Plaza back to the Train Station. Above:…

52 Rolls Week 26:52

Presenting the best of 2 rolls and crediting myself for 2 weeks.  Recently we took a ride to the Airport (DIA) on the new Regional Commuter Train Next week you’ll see the ride back with some very different views.   For those of you overseas or on the East coast of the US, not a…

52 Rolls Week 51:52

Since I haven’t yet developed my last roll from last year I’m making a timely substitution and giving a BIG Shout Out to Kodak for the return of my favorite color transparency film: Ektachrome 100 Professional Film. So I’ll share some of my best E100GX images from our 2005 Trek through Patagonia: See more from…

52 Rolls Week 36:52

Lazy me….I have several rolls here but have not developed them or mailed them to my Photo Lab……So What to Post?  Then I realized I had never shared the color 35mm from Garnet, Montana.  So why not now?  Revisit Garnet in B&W. Let’s start with something cute….The Honeymoon Cabin.  Reserved for newly arrived couples to…