Author Archives: gretchen

About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.

When it goes wrong

When it goes wrong you might as well really go for it. I call it a learning experience. I have not owned my Leica MP very long. I’ve only put three rolls of film through it. I have many cameras. … Continue reading

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abandoned

Not sure why I am attracted to making images of abandoned buildings. It seems whenever we hit the backroads of Oregon we come across these relics. I always wonder who lived there, how old is the place and why was … Continue reading

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Libraries

I enjoy libraries. I like to make pinhole images in libraries. A few weeks ago I was in Seattle and visited the Seattle Central Library. It’s a very modern building with lots of glass and architectural features. I made a … Continue reading

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Walking neighborhoods

We live in a society where our cars dominate our mode of transportation. Sometimes it is nice to set out on foot and explore an area that you normally just drive through. Over the past 7 or 8 years I … Continue reading

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Looking for junk in all the right places

Hitting the road again in Oregon looking for abandoned buildings and relics using my Hasselblad 500CM and Kodak film. Happy hunting. And Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Drive safely. No photo is worth your life.

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Playing with glass

My husband and I inherited some glass slides/negatives and I am slowly scanning them.  I am guessing that these were taken around the turn of the 20th century…late 1890’s and early 1900’s. We think most of these were taken in … Continue reading

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The Mercury II

The Mercury II is a 35 mm camera that shoots half frames so you get 72 photos. This is my husband Ron’s camera but since I do most of the scanning and posting I decided to share some photos from … Continue reading

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