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.

Over Christmas

This past Christmas we were so blessed to have three of our friends visit from London; Sophie, Shannon and Madison. They were here for two weeks which wasn’t long enough. We had great plans to make some portraits and other … Continue reading

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a new beginning

WOW, the time has flown by and I have been absent from here for two months. I have a good excuse. I started decorating for Christmas on November 1st. If you could take a tour of my house you’d understand … Continue reading

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Rolleiflex

A, new to me, Rolleiflex got taken out for a trial run last week.  I’m used to the waist height viewer and the fact the image is backwards when viewed through the camera, but I am not used to using … Continue reading

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Halloweentown, Part I

Originally posted on Fireside Five:
In the town of St Helens, Oregon, just a few miles west of Portland, the people go all out for Halloween. The movie “Halloweentown” was filmed there and so every year thousands of people descend…

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My Mother’s camera

I will admit, I had a wonderful childhood. My Mother was the image maker in our family and I remember her always getting the newest camera. She didn’t have expensive cameras and developing was quite expensive in the 50’s and … Continue reading

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street walking

I don’t really have much to say about these photos. I was downtown Portland last week and took along my Leica MP and some Kodak Portra 160 film. These are some of the shots I took. I usually tweak my … Continue reading

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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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