Skipping ahead a bit, here is the first shot from my Travelwide 4x5. Shot on Tmax 100 using the pinhole because I don't have a lens yet. Central Ave, Dover NH. Right outside Old School Photo Lab. Developed at home using D76 and a MOD54.
When we went on vacation this past August, I brought my Crown Graphic Pacemaker 4x5 along. It's a press camera, so it's supposed to be portable, right? Well, it is portable when compared to what Mathew Brady used. If you don't mind carrying a substantial backpack, it's really not too bad. I shot FP4, Ektar,… Continue reading Week 34 – In camp
The Seagull 203-i is a Chinese folding rangefinder of indeterminate age. I found mine on a recent trip through my local flea market on a sunny Sunday morning. It features a 75mm/3.5 lens in a 1/300 shutter. It is the most advanced folding camera I own, with a coupled rangefinder, a hot shoe, and a… Continue reading 52 Cameras #88 – Seagull 203-i
I haven't forgotten about the 52 Rolls project; I just haven't been scanning and posting. Frankly, I forgot my password to the site and am sick to death of password reset protocols. (Proper password discipline is a pain.) Back in July, Rescue 82 and I took the dogs on an interesting jaunt. Seashore Trolley Museum… Continue reading The return of 52 Rolls – Week 32
Reading is going well. I've finished a couple of books and stocked up on more from the library. I've deleted a lot of things from the DVR which I will never find the time to watch. Writing is sporadic, but here I am. I have been to the gym less than I want but more… Continue reading Focus part 2
Readers of the blog may remember Leroy the farm truck. Things were going well with Leroy, right up until they weren't. Near the end of last winter the brakes failed. This was only a minor problem, as the truck has a plow blade which makes a very good brake at low speeds. It really should… Continue reading Defeated (for now)
Long before I knew her, Mrs. Mack505 had a habit of naming her cars. Since we've been married, each of our cars has had a name. Some have gone on to have nicknames, and nicknames for their nicknames. The current fleet consists of Emma, Connor, Hans, Featherstone, and the Batmobile. (Plus a pair of motorcycles… Continue reading Whoa Emmett!
Into the distance, a ribbon of black stretched to the point of no turning back a flight of fancy on a windswept field standing alone, my senses reel. . . A shift swap has brought me back to the Witch City for the afternoon. My old shift is now occupied by new medics. I roll… Continue reading Earth-bound misfit