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.

Holga PAN

I haven’t used my Holga 120 panoramic camera in a long time. On a road trip to Central Oregon last week I decided to pop in a roll of Kodak Portra 400 and try this camera again. So many times … Continue reading

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Alternative Printing

On one of my many trips to England I visited the home of Henry Fox Talbot at Lacock Abbey. Some consider him the ‘father of photography’. He invented a way to make a paper negative, in 1835,  that could be … Continue reading

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4×5 pinhole

I own three 4×5 pinhole cameras, but my favorite is still the Ilford Titan 4×5. I like it for its ruggedness, being made of hard plastic that does well in the wet Pacific Northwest where I live. I am surprised … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

Summer is coming to an end and the summer of 2018 will go down in Portland as one of the hottest and driest in decades. After I arrived home on June 7th from spending 8 weeks in England, there was … Continue reading

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Bakewell, England, in pinhole

After a week in the wonderful city of Norwich for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, I moved on to the town of Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell pudding. My traveling companion and I wanted to immerse ourselves in Chatsworth, the beautiful … Continue reading

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WPPD 2018

I’m finally getting around to scanning my pinhole images from Worldwide Pinole Photography Day in Norwich, England. About 35 of us from the US, Europe and Great Britain met up for several days of making pinhole images, eating and drinking … Continue reading

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1962

In 1962, President John F Kennedy opened the World’s Fair in Seattle. Over 10 million people attended during the few months it was open. The World’s Fairs were to showcase art, industry and innovation from countries all over the world. … Continue reading

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