52 Cameras: Camera 70 part 2 – Olympus XA2

ISO 200 Fuji Superia. Processed at the drug store and scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800DPI and resized for the blog. A few exposure tweaks — without using the flash, the f/3.5 lens really wants ISO 400 film for the rainy days we’ve had lately.

Descanso near Black Mesa.

Descanso near Black Mesa.

Bummer about the power lines -- the clouds and fog are beautiful.

Bummer about the power lines — the clouds and fog are beautiful.

Stop And Eat in Española, NM.

Stop And Eat in Española, NM.

Goober and Jem hunting a bug.  A11 flash.

Goober and Jem hunting a bug. A11 flash.

The lobby of the new Violet Crown theater in Santa Fe, NM.

The lobby of the new Violet Crown theater in Santa Fe, NM.

I haven’t run a second roll through the XA2 yet. My Contax arrived and I got distracted.

Random stuff for 13 July 2015

"... strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”

“… strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”

I once got a "Dear [Insert constituent name]" letter from a senator.

I once got a “Dear [Insert constituent name]” letter from a senator.

Sounds like my short-lived stint as a waiter.

Sounds like my short-lived stint as a waiter.

"... Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband cause they rapin' everybody out here."

“… Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband cause they rapin’ everybody out here.”

Dolphin rape: Fact or fiction?

She doesn't mess around when it comes to Frida.

She doesn’t mess around when it comes to Frida.

Meanwhile at Chernobyl...

Meanwhile at Chernobyl…

Oh *that* group.  I never understood them any way.

Oh *that* group. I never understood them any way.

[Ca] lico

[Ca] lico

About that strange subject

52 Cameras: Camera 69 part 2 – Hasselblad 500C

Scanned at 4800DPI on the Canoscan 9000f. Resized to 10% for upload. A little color tweak on the door picture but no other edits.

Test roll - Kodak Tri-X.  Jem photobombs Zoe.

Test roll – Kodak Tri-X. Jem photobombs Zoe.

Near Niland, CA.  Kodak Ektar.

Near Niland, CA. Kodak Ektar.

Derelict building in Niland, CA.  Kodak Ektar.

Derelict building in Niland, CA. Kodak Ektar.

Your doorway to the good life.  Salton Sea.  Kodak Ektar.

Your doorway to the good life. Salton Sea. Kodak Ektar.

More posts soon. This first batch is to make up for not having samples in the video.

52 Cameras: Camera 68 part 2 – Olympus XA 1

I took the XA 1 with me to climb Cabezon. A challenging day, light-wise. Small storms kept puffing off of Mt. Taylor and blowing across the Rio Puerco Valley so we had heavy rain and scorching sun taking turns all morning. Too much lightning so we turned around.

Cabezon

Cabezon

Abandoned house near San Luis.

Abandoned house near San Luis.

Since the climb was a bust we drove into the Ojito Wilderness.

Since the climb was a bust we drove into the Ojito Wilderness.

My climbing buds checking out the dinosaur tracks.

My climbing buds checking out the dinosaur tracks.

52 Cameras: Camera 67 part 2 – Minolta Weathermatic

Processed and scanned by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

No post-processing other than resizing for upload.

Chillin' after playing in the surf on Coronado Island.

Chillin’ after playing in the surf on Coronado Island.

Gorgeous flecks of gold color in the sand.

Gorgeous flecks of gold color in the sand.

Salton Sea fishermen.

Salton Sea fishermen.

This says it all.  Dreams of buying into the good life...

This says it all. Dreams of buying into the good life…

Working on her field notes.  Cell zombies silhouetted in the background.

Working on her field notes. Cell zombies silhouetted in the background.

52 Cameras: Camera 66 part 2 – Nikon FE2

At this rate I may collect the whole set. This is another awesome camera.

The next two photos and the ones at the end of the video were shot with the Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens on expired Fujicolor Super HQ 100 film.

My sweetie with the dragon kite.

My sweetie with the dragon kite.

Acequia culvert.

Acequia culvert.

The next photos were shot using a Tokina AT-X 28-85mm zoom I got on a Nikon FE. It’s not super bright, f/3.5-4.5, but it’s not a bad walking around lens and the macro is pretty good. From what I could find on line, close focus is 1.5 feet at 28mm. Seems about right — I didn’t biff too many flower shots. Film is a 12 exposure roll of expired Kodak Gold 200.

Flowers by the house.  Macro is tough on a windy day.

Flowers by the house. Macro is tough on a windy day.

I can't mow the yard.  Look at all the daisies!

I can’t mow the yard. Look at all the daisies!

I'll have to try this shot again.  I almost captured the melancholy mood.

I’ll have to try this shot again. I almost captured the melancholy mood.