Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturdays Online: Experimental Cameras I Have Known........

Experimental Cameras include the expected offerings from Holga or Lomography.  But I'm also including unusual 'found cameras', any plastic camera and some odd little 35 mm cameras that have passed my way.  Click on the links to see example images from each camera type.

Okay, lets start with the obvious, Holga.  But there are many Holgas, and I have two types:  The standard Holga 120:




and the Holga Panorama Pinhole:








An Old School Plastic Camera, the Kodak Dualflex.  Taking a page out of the TLR family.  I had read about someone finding their grandmother's camera (with film) in a closet and developing it to find a whole new perspective on their grand mother as a young woman.  Great romantic Story, but the results of my experiments were lacking.  Seems like I never posted anything from this camera.  I'll take another look through my files.



The Kalimar Wide-X, a found camera.  Literally found in the trash.  The focussing lens had a crack, and the camera was very hard to load properly:


But it still yielded some results that were good enough to lead us to buy it's modern cousin the Lomo Horizon Swing Lens Panorama.


The Kodak Pocket Camera:


I bought this when I lived in New Orleans (Pre-Katrina).  I was afraid to walk around with a 'nice camera' and this slips neatly into the pocket.  Takes decent photos for a plastic lens camera.


And A silly little "Mini Diana" that shoot 110 ( a format I've never tried before).  It came as a bonus gift when I bought the Horizon.  So what the heck.....I'm testing it now.



The film cartridge actually forms the camera back.  
Sounds like a recipe for light leaks.




Cameras that I own as novelties but have yet to use:

Zero Image Pinhole:


This camera was part of the 3-D printing trend.  We'll try to focus on using it for Pinhole Day 2017.  And the same is true of the Ilford Camera Obscura (below).  Of course there is no reason to wait for Pinhole Day.  So we will try to use it sooner.  It is 4X5 format, probably why I haven't tried it yet.







In future weeks, We'll take a look at some Experimental Methods I have known.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Boulder Creek Part II & 52 Rolls Week #9

And 52 Rolls Week #9..........

At the end of the Pipeline is:



With some recent construction:


And an out of focus view, because that's what auto focus typically does in these situations.....
I was trying to capture the birds roosting on top of the Dome.  You can see them flying away.


We've been near here before at Walden Ponds, but I usually try to avoid showing the 
Water Treatment Plant.

And Yes it is St Patrick's Day.  But I celebrated Last Weekend at the Beer Festival..


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Walk Along Boulder Creek

We've previously viewed color images from this Walk.   But I rarely just shoot one roll of film.  So this is a B&W roll from the same camera test of the Fuji GA645Zi. And you are seeing the post before the 52 Rolls Project.



The Indian Peaks from Walden Ponds.


And the very common Space Ship Clouds.



Next we'll See where this pipeline is going.........


Monday, March 13, 2017

52 Rolls Week #8

Week 8 of the 52 Rolls Project finds us taking up the Barn Project:


The best feature of this site is the Silo.  But Click on the 52 Rolls link above to see the Barn.


One feature you often see is Tress growing in abandoned Silos (above), 
because the foundations help to trap water.
We'll check back in the Spring to see if this tree is alive.