Monthly Archives: September 2013

52 Cameras: #2 – Nikon F


Part of the original project. No results photographs in the video.



Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4. Fujicolor Superia 400 (expired). I lost the first four shots but that’s the risk shooting old film. Film processing and scanning by The Camera Shop Of Santa Fe. No post-processing except resizing.

I was looking for a stray cat near my local supermercado and saw these flowers.

Flowers - f 5.6 @ 1/60

Flowers – f 5.6 @ 1/60

The “Belle of the Southwest” in Las Vegas, NM.

Plaza Hotel - f 8 @ 1/250

Plaza Hotel – f 8 @ 1/250

Corgis rule!

Chloe - f 1.4 @ 1/60

Chloe – f 1.4 @ 1/60

Just some weird stuff

This was in my Inbox when I got back from vacation.

What a difference a day makes

What a difference a day makes

I found an online manual for a camera and this is from the page explaining the split-image focusing.  He’s a little scary when he’s in focus.  That out of focus picture looks like he should be hanging from a tree on Isla De Las Muñecas.  Dig those early 70s glasses on mom.

Kill it with fire!

Kill it with fire!

52 Cameras: #1 – Vivitar Vivicam 46


Part of the original project. No results photographs in the video.



Some results from using the Vivicam 46.

Image resized to 40% but no other postprocessing. I think the key to this camera is to embrace the noise. Forcing it into a high ISO (400 seems to be the max) makes it look like a grainy film instead of just noise

Monique

Sleeping Angel

A straight grayscale conversion produces a nice retro-look image.

Monique

Sleeping Angel

A bit of a fish-eye effect from the lens but it works with the round lines of these old cars.

Car show at Tomasitas

Car show at Tomasita’s in Santa Fe.

Car show at Tomasitas

Car show at Tomasita’s in Santa Fe.

Training for Big T

Finally had a chance to do the course for the Big Tesuque Trail Run. I haven’t done the run since 2002. Sadly I can plot the deterioration of my knees by the lengthening finish times from 1999 to 2002.

I was really slow but no injury and I don’t feel like death. For the first time out, I reversed the training scheme we used for the 2012 Big Sur Half Marathon — instead of running 4 minutes and walking 1, I walked 4 and ran 1 on the way up. Over the next month, I’ll transition to running 2 and walking 3 and so on.

Summit selfie

Summit selfie

Detail of tank graffiti

Detail of tank graffiti

Gu and Gatorade make a tasty and fast lunch.

Gu and Gatorade make a tasty and fast lunch.

It rained a bit on the way down but I was well below tree line so no lightning concerns and I didn’t get very wet.