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:
Posted in film, Hasselblad, Oregon, Oregon, Photography, summer, Travel
Tagged "film is not dead", 35mm, film, Hasselblad, Hasselblad XPan, I shoot film, Oregon, panorama, travel
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.
Posted in Daily Life, film, people, Photography, pinhole, summer
Tagged "film is not dead", daily life, film, I shoot film, long exposures, medium format, people, pinhole, pinhole mayhem, pool
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.
one bug got away
fuchsia for hummingbirds
roses for me
tiger lilies because they are orange
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.
Posted in film, Hasselblad, Photography, Travel, Washington, water
Tagged "120 film", .film.forever., black and white, film, Hasselblad, I shoot film, medium format, travel, water
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.
The Tower Bridge
near City Hall
Finally got a chance to visit the Barbican
inside the great hall at the History Museum
Lunch at the History museum
from the Southbank across the Thames
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)
Posted in England, film, Photography, pinhole
Tagged "120 film", "film is not dead", b&w, black and white, England, film, I shoot film, Ilford Delta 100, london, long exposures, medium format, pinhole, travel, without a lens
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.
Peter Iredale 1906, taken soon after it ran aground
slide taken in 1967
now. pinhole image with Zero Image
ruins now. pinhole image with a Zero Image camera and long exposure
(Pinhole images made by me)