Monthly Archives: September 2017

52 Cameras: # 138 — Minolta Dimage V




The images look a lot better at the real size.
Zoe is always the first image.

Zoe is always the first image.


My sweetie.  The image is a little dark.

My sweetie. The image is a little dark.


Levels adjustment.  Grainy & a bit orange but not bad.

Levels adjustment. Grainy & a bit orange but not bad.


Zoe.

Zoe.


My Neanderthal skull replica.  Too close for the focus and the flash.

My Neanderthal skull replica. Too close for the focus and the flash.


Used the cable so the flash could pop from the side.

Used the cable so the flash could pop from the side.


Lighting looks good with a little adjustment but I was still too close for the focus.

Lighting looks good with a little adjustment but I was still too close for the focus.


Handle on the wood stove.  I used macro this time and almost got it.

Handle on the wood stove. I used macro this time and almost got it.

Random Post For 28 September 2017

I found these saved on a thumb drive from about a year ago.

We’d recently seen a video of Pete, the farting wombat, eating corn.

M sent me a link to this video with the subject “OMG”. Original video is gone but I re-found it.

My reply:
Wombat did a better job.

M:
I didn’t think it was real because her scalp didn’t bleed. But then she posted six (!) follow-up videos and one of them was her going to the doc.

MORE WOMBAT, LESS TEENAGERS DESPERATE FOR “LIKES”

My reply:

More wombat!

More wombat!

Obviously, I’m easily amused.

52 Cameras: # 137 — Yashica FX-70 Quartz




Like a lot of camera companies (most? all?) Yashica has made some amazing gear and some real crap. This falls somewhere in between. It’s a good camera but always needing batteries and no manual mode keep it (for me) from being a great camera. It’s certainly worth finishing repairs and shooting some more.

Expired (no idea when — different batch than the 1997 stash) Sam’s Club Fuji Super HQ 200. I keep saying I’m going to quit using expired film but a friend just gave me eight more rolls. Scanned on a Canon CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.

Light through the trees and through the blinds onto the living room wall.

Light through the trees and through the blinds onto the living room wall.


Trinity on the sun porch.  I missed the focus by a little.

Trinity on the sun porch. I missed the focus by a little.


When I first looked at the negs after hanging them to dry, I thought "That's cool!"

When I first looked at the negs after hanging them to dry, I thought “That’s cool!”


Wind chime crystal.

Wind chime crystal.

This is where I started to get into trouble. I went outside so I was focusing at infinity and the mirror started hanging up on the back of the lens.

Storm brewing towards Santa Fe.

Storm brewing towards Santa Fe.