On the day after Christmas, I spent a brief hour covering the watch desk at the firehouse. My Mamiyaflex was calling to me. The light was borderline even for Lomochrome Purple; most of these required a fair bit of post processing. I still love them. Camera: Mamiyaflex TLR Lens: 80mm Film: Lomochrome Purple DevelopedContinue reading “Week 44 – Firehouse”
I continue to shoot film regularly, but I’ve fallen behind with scanning and posting. Week 25 featured the delivery of my fire company’s newest addition. The week prior, we went to the dealer for pre-delivery inspection. This was our first view when we entered the garage. It looks strange without its stripes.I brought along myContinue reading “Week 28 – Predelivery”
Roll #25 was split between 2 events. First, my FD took delivery of a new Ladder truck. I’m very proud of this fleet, as I’ve been involved with the design of all 3 rigs. They have worked out very well for us and our citizens. Later the same week, I attended a microcar meet atContinue reading “Week 25 – Split Roll”
One of the downsides of being a busy camera collector is that I often can’t remember details of my shoots. I recently finished a roll of Velvia 100 slide film around the firehouse, but I cannot remember which camera I was using. It was something 35mm, and probably a Nikon SLR. Stickman gets in soContinue reading “Week 23 – Firehouse”
Spring is here and life goes on. I have fallen behind with posting, but I continue to shoot film. Finding the time to develop was difficult, and then the faithful Epson v700 began acting up. I don’t really know what was wrong with the scanner. I performed all of the usual troubleshooting steps to noContinue reading “Week 13 – Life Goes On”
This is part 2 of a multipart series. If you missed the beginning, you might want to check out part 1. So it was off to northern NH to retrieve the Howe. The current owner said she’s been well maintained and should be ready for the long trip home, but antique trucks canContinue reading “Reunion II”
When I was a young recruit, we trained a lot on our reserve engine. Engine 3 was a 1963 International/Howe with a 750 GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. She was a legend in our department. When delivered in 1964, Engine 3 provided an 88% increase in the department’s pumping capacity. Although onlyContinue reading “Reunion I”
Spent the day at the firehouse pulling a fill-in shift.