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:

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Interesting finds along the way:

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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.

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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.
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riding MAX to Portland
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getting around Portland

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another way to get around

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alleys

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Lucky Lab Pub

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no smoking

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dark meeting

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SE Portland

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“Out of Service”. public transport

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macro

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.

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water fountain

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catching wasps

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one bug got away

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fuchsia for hummingbirds

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roses for me

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hydrangeas

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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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London in pinhole

I knew I had used my pinhole camera in October when I visited London for 6 1/2 weeks, but I couldn’t find my exposed rolls. Yesterday I finally found 7 rolls of film to develop. I’m halfway through the process and this morning I scanned some of the images I made.

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The Tower Bridge

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near City Hall

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Finally got a chance to visit the Barbican

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inside the great hall at the History Museum

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Lunch at the History museum

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from the Southbank across the Thames

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In Rembrance

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crosses and poppies. Difficult to see because of all the fallen leaves.

(all photos were made by me with my Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera and Ilford Delta 100 film)

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Peter Iredale

Most of us who live in Oregon  know the story of the Peter Iredale. It sailed from Liverpool and ran aground off the Oregon coast in 1906. Over the decades it has slowly been rusting into the ocean, but it is still a tourist attraction.

My husband found and bought three carriages of old slides while rummaging around an antique store in McMinnville. Two slides were of the Peter Iredale, one from 1906 soon after it was beached and the other from 1967.

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Peter Iredale 1906, taken soon after it ran aground

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slide taken in 1967

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1967

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now. pinhole image with Zero Image

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ruins now. pinhole image with a Zero Image camera and long exposure

(Pinhole images made by me)

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