ET, call home

We live in an era of information and communication by device, but what do you do when you are out in the country and there is no cell service? You might just find a phone booth when you least expect it. I found a few on my recent trip to Northern California and South Central Oregon.






This one might not get a signal


(all photos were taken with my Hasselblad 500 CM and either Kodak Ektar 100 or Ilford+125. Color processed by Blue Moon Camera and the black and white developed by me at home. Scanned on an Epson V700 flat bed)

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Stonehenge of the West

Maryhill Stonehenge is a replica of the real thing in England. It is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River.  It was dedicated in 1918 as a memorial to WWI. It was the first memorial in the US to honor the dead of WWI.

The dedication plaque reads :

“In memory of the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives in defense of their country. This monument is erected in the hope that others inspired by the example of their valor and their heroism may share in that love of liberty and burn with that fire of patriotism which death can alone quench.”


(all photos were taken with a Hasselblad 500 CM and Ilford Delta 100 film)


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Roads less traveled

Most weekends you might find me driving back roads to places I have never been before. Just taking off with no real destination in mind is something my husband and I enjoy doing.

A couple of weeks ago we decided to head up to the Zig Zag Inn for breakfast and then just headed out on highway 26 to points unknown taking side roads through small towns and farm lands.

I decided to borrow my husband’s panoramic camera, Hasselblad Xpan, loaded with Kodak Portra 160. It was so bright that I wished I had used Ektar 100. One thing I love about the XPan is that you can use a panoramic (24x65mm) setting or a different format of 24x36mm.  Enjoy the tip:





Interesting finds along the way:






and ending here:



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Finally a Pinhole Mayhem Meet-up

Because I have been laid up for months I have not been able to take part in the monthly pinhole camera meet-ups with Donna and Monica. In July we decided on a pool meeting that meant I wouldn’t have to make any long walks. It was a cool day and we were fortunate to have the use of my friend’s indoor pool.

I used a Zero Image pinhole camera in these photos with Kodak Ektar 100. My interior shots are a bit underexposed at 16 seconds each and wish I had exposed longer. My outside photo was only 3 seconds.




Fun day.

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An afternoon in Portland

Spending an afternoon wandering around Portland with my Olympus OM1 and 35 mm Ilford film. Half the fun of using film is that you don’t really know what you’ll get until you develop the film. Sometimes I’m happy with my results and sometimes not, but I love the process.
riding MAX to Portland

getting around Portland


another way to get around




Lucky Lab Pub


no smoking


dark meeting


SE Portland


“Out of Service”. public transport

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I seldom use my digital cameras anymore. Once I got back into film, especially medium format, my Canon 5D MkII collects dust. I did get a mirror-less Sony camera and if I am reaching for a digital camera it’s usually that one because it is so much smaller and lighter to carry. But yesterday I decided to just step out my front door and take some garden photos with my Canon and the 100mm lens.


water fountain


catching wasps


one bug got away


fuchsia for hummingbirds


roses for me




tiger lilies because they are orange

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along the Columbia

Since I am sidelined this summer from hikes and long walks I have to do most of my photography within close proximity of my car. I enjoy road trips so I have been able to get out a bit, but am looking forward to my foot healing and getting back out doing long walks in the woods.

In the mean time here are some photos I made from the Washington side of the Columbia River. These were taken with my Hasselblad 500CM camera and Ilford film. I developed the film at home in Ilfosol 3.

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