Posted in Photography
Tagged "120 film", "film is not dead", .film.forever., 6x6, An Idea of Home, autumn, farmers market, film, Holga, Kodak, Villebois
I don’t know where I have been this summer. The weather was so hot that I didn’t get out with my cameras as much as usual. You’d think I would love all the hot, sunny, bright blue skies but when the temperatures get over 80 I tend to melt. I used to be able to bask in the sun for hours, but not any more. Plus, as a photographer, that harsh light is not my favorite.
I escaped to the beach a few times where it was only slightly cooler. As in the past I traveled light with my little cheap la Sardina Lomography camera and my Zero Image pinhole. The La Sardina photos are so grainy and of poor quality that I can’t be bothered to remove the dust particles from the negatives. I think it is time to go back to taking my Hasselblad to the beach, but I worry about getting sand in it….not a good thing.
I used Kodak Ektar 100 film for these pinhole images:
For the La Sardina camera, I used Kodak Portra 400 35mm film:
Fall is in the air as temperatures have dropped and wet stuff is falling from the sky. I am ready.
Posted in Photography
Tagged "120 film", "beach lovers", "Zero Image", 120mm, 35mm, beach, Cannon Beach, La Sardina, lomography, Oceanside, Oregon, Pacific Ocean, pinhole, summer
Heading back to London soon and I have missed that city and all my friends there. I know a lot of people don’t like the city because it is so huge, but I like the hustle and bustle. But more than that I love the architecture, all the galleries, and yes, even the food. Back in 1998, I met and became friends with a London family and now that groups has grown through friends and new births. I can’t wait to see everyone again.
Posted in Daily Life, film, Oregon, summer, water
Tagged 35mm, Kodak, La Sardina camera, lomography, Mt Hood, Oregon, rowing, summer, Trillium Lake
The Portland area is having an unusually hot summer with many days above 90. Luckily only living 70 miles from the Oregon coast, I can escape the heat easily. I did that one day last week by making a day trip to Cannon Beach.
I used my taped up Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera making photos of scenes on the beach. I think I see a new camera in my future. I keep seeing that light leak on the lower left corner. When I remove my film it is wound tightly so I don’t know where the light is seeping in. Oh well, you just never know exactly what you’ll get with film until it is developed. Isn’t that one of the reasons we love film?
kids building sand castles
friends enjoying the day
(pinhole images taken with Kodak Ektar 100)
The summer is speeding past and I haven’t blogged in almost a month. I’ve been busy with rowing at Trillium Lake, Rose Festival in Portland, short little trips around Oregon, to the mountains and the beach. To be honest I just haven’t had much to say lately. I’ve been spending less time on my computer and more time outside. We haven’t had rain in a month so I am taking advantage of glorious hot days. I did manage to go to the balloon festival which is part of the Portland Rose Festival celebrations. So, although I don’t have much to say, I will share some photos from the event.
The first set of photos were taken with a Noblex 135u panoramic camera loaded with Kodak Portra 400.
The evening photos were taken with a Canon 5DMkII:
Posted in An idea of home
Tagged "film is not dead", 35mm, balloons, Canon, festivals, film, Noblex 135u, panorama, Portland, Portland Rose festival, summer