Sometimes a camera just seems to shoot itself. The Minister III has nice balance, a bright rangefinder, and a smooth feel to its controls. I blasted through a full 36 exposure roll in no time and sent it off to the lab. I spent a bit of time planning an in-depth review of the camera,Continue reading “Yashica Minister III – Week 65 Results”
The Six-20 is a relatively easy camera to shoot. The lens is fixed focus; there is only one effective shutter speed. The only variable is aperture. The tiny waist level finder is all but useless, however. The sport finder is slightly better but is still only vaguely accurate. I find folders simply fun to use.Continue reading “Kodak Vigilant Six-20 Junior – week 31 results”
I received this in the mail yesterday. I’m not sure of AFSCME’s audience or intent here. The photo jumped out at me though. Untucked shirts? Improperly sized gloves? A rat’s nest of ECG cables?! This is an organization which wants to represent us professionally? It’s “more than a job?” Obviously it wasn’t more than justContinue reading “More than a job”
Failure. My second attempt was just as bad as the first, with only one usable shot. I’ve ruled out any errors in my developing process by running another roll from a different camera at the same time. It came out fine. A bit of research tells me that these cameras were prone to thisContinue reading “52 Cameras – Week 6 results – Contaflex II”
Because nothing says “sweet &easy” like a LEMON. FAIL.
Many years ago I watched a volunteer firefighter climb down from the cab of his ladder truck in nothing but shorts, boots, and a helmet. He took a portable radio and went to investigate a box alarm. I was embarrassed — for him, for his agency, for the fire service in general and myself byContinue reading “Situation Ready”
This was in the flyer handed to me as I walked into a certain major home improvement store today. For some reason they became very defensive when I pointed it out to them. Their response was, “We’re not responsible for the content of the advertising.” Maybe they should be.
This guy keeps showing up in my Facebook ad bar. What does he have to do with educational grants? Does FB think I look like him, or that I want to become like him? Either way, it gets a FAIL.
This jumped out at me on Federal Street in Newburyport. After a bit of thought, I believe it stands for Waste Water Treatment Facility. Someone deserves a FAIL for it, though.
This week we received the registration renewal for Mrs. Mack505’s car. In the message box it says, “If this vehicle is newly acquired it must be inspected within 7 days.” Say it with me now: RE-NEW-AL. I’m glad to see all my taxes and fees are employing the Best and Brightest at the Massachusetts RegistryContinue reading “RMV FAIL”