Monthly Archives: July 2015

52 Cameras: Camera 71 part 2 – Sears Auto RF|35

Some more images from the first roll (Lomo Earl Grey B&W 100). The light leak caused me to do some imaginative crops.

Buffalo head at Buffalo Thunder.

Buffalo head at Buffalo Thunder.

One of those lucky shots -- Goober's outline fits the contour of my foot perfectly.

One of those lucky shots — Goober’s outline fits the contour of my foot perfectly.

Too long before I posted.  I can't remember where we saw this cool bent glass fixture.

Too long before I posted. I can’t remember where we saw this cool bent glass fixture.

Cute toes.

Cute toes.

I’ll post some color after I scan the 2nd roll. I had it processed at the drug store (rhymes with gall spleens) and specified develop-only and don’t cut the negatives. I got prints and mangled negatives. Their machine sliced right through the middle of some of the frames. They didn’t charge me but I think I’m done with them — it’s not cheap, it’s usually more like a day than the advertised hour, the employees know nothing except how to work the machine, and they can’t follow simple instructions. It was just a test roll but it could’ve been Bigfoot riding Nessie to meet Elvis’s space ship.

14 August 2015 Update
Second roll is expired Fuji 200 film. Fewer bad frames but it still leaks a bit. I’ll use it as a test for my new and improved light seal checker.

My sweetie.  1/60 & f/1.8.

My sweetie. 1/60 second & f/1.8.

Our neighbor's horse.  1/500 & f/16.  In the bright sun, the leak showed up so it's cropped square.

Our neighbor’s horse. 1/500 & f/16. In the bright sun, the leak showed up so it’s cropped square.

Saw blade target.  1/500 & f/16.  Just a hint of a leak at the upper right.

Saw blade target. 1/500 & f/16. Just a hint of a leak at the upper right.

Tree shadows on canvas canopy. F/1.8 but I didn't record the shutter.  Cropped square.

Tree shadows on canvas canopy. F/1.8 but I didn’t record the shutter. Cropped square.

Iron gate detail.  I missed the focus point a little at f/1.8 and got the stucco sharp.

Iron gate detail. I missed the focus point a little at f/1.8 and got the stucco sharp.

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.