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. I use both digital and film cameras.

Project Box Camera

As I have written before, I am in a group of about 25 taking part in the Project Box Camera. Each month I have been using a different box camera, shot a roll of film, and submitted it to the … Continue reading

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Saturday drives with my Hassie

During this pandemic my husband and I are getting out on Saturdays to drive across parts of Oregon that are close enough to home to return on the same day. On this Saturday we drove east on I-84 and then south … Continue reading

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More pandemic pinhole

I continue to make a pinhole image each day during the pandemic of 2020. Most images are made in and around my home as except for some Saturday drives around Oregon’s backroads I have confined myself to home. I make … Continue reading

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Getting out during a pandemic

I’ve pretty much been isolating since mid March. My niece and nephew do my grocery shopping and everything else I do online, including doctor appointments. No hair cuts, no eating out, no shopping, almost nothing. The only respite I get … Continue reading

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June Project Box camera

For the month of June I chose the Brownie Special Six-16. This all metal camera was produced between 1938-1942, the war years. It uses 620 film which you can still buy online, but it’s really just 120 respelled onto 620 … Continue reading

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My little black camera

Forget about the ‘little black dress’. I walk around wearing my little black camera……my Holga 120. Sometimes I want to go light and easy. I want no fuss. So I load some Kodak Portra 400 in my little black plastic … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pinhole

I’ve been making a pinhole image a day during the pandemic. Most of the images have been from my home or within a short walking distance. The other day I decided to go further afield and got in my car … Continue reading

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Project Box camera

Each month I choose a different box camera to make images for a group that I belong to on Facebook and Instagram: ProjectBoxCamera. For the month of May I used the Kodak Duaflex II camera and a roll of Kodak … Continue reading

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Need help

I need some help with my alternative printing session. I am doing salt paper contact printing. The first prints I did on Day One are fine, but the prints I did on Day Two are terrible. They are a complete … Continue reading

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When we could travel

Remember when we could travel? When we could go wherever our hearts desired? When we could fly, drive and take the train? Well, not now. I’ve been spending some time going through old photos, making books and deleting bad or … Continue reading

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