Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sundays Online: Joining the 52 Rolls in 2016 Project

I've opted in to the 52 Rolls Project for 2016.  And As a Tribute to Holga, it will be a Holga Project as well:


I will also use this opportunity to use up those rolls of CR200 that might yield unexpected results. That way I can call it "Experimental".  And you see also my EMULSIVE Secret Santa Gift (Thanks Isaac in Boise), a Holga Fisheye Lens, that I will be using.

Below:  A set of Holga Special Effects Lenses that I bought years ago thinking it was a good Idea, and then never used.  They will also make an appearance for the Project.


So that gives me a lot to work with, and I only need 12-shots a week.
I'm posting this ahead of New Year's Day so you can check it out and decide f you want to opt in.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

EMULSIVE Secret Santa Reveal

Thanks Isaac in Boise.  I will be using the Lens in my next Project:  52 Rolls in 2016.  Also gotta love that Octopus Santa!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Emulsive Secret Santa Teaser

You'll see the contents on Christmas Eve:



And I already know what gift I'm giving next year......This was fun!

Emulsive Secret Santa 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

How I Spent My Weekend

Three Performances in 2 days.  Really put me in a festive mood:


If you live along the Front Range, consider joining us next year.
This is one of the Oldest, Largest (and Best) Sing Along Messiah's in the Nation!

Photo Courtesy of Dahl Winter's Cell phone (Me in bright red sitting with the choir)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Portrait Psych Test: Finale

Finale, Me Taking Pictures:

2013 Mamiya 7 Camera Test:

I'm holding the Mamiya 7; photo was taken with a Mamiya 6

2015 Mamiya 7, 210mm Telephoto Lens Test:

Donald playing with the Nikon-1 IR Conversion

Friday, December 18, 2015

Portrait Psych Test Part 5: The Selfie

I didn't call the Rollei Image a selfie, because that would be an insult.  I think of Selfie's as quickie images made with low-tech cameras and cell phone cameras:

A Final Tribute to Holga:

From 2010

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Portrait Psych Test Part 3

Yesterdays Portrait was taken in 2011.  Me and my dog Andy.  Today's portrait was taken about a year later in 2012:


Self-portrait using a mirror and our Rollei TLR.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Portrait Psych Test Part 2

A year later (2011) something has changed......This has a totally different feeling:

With Andy

Monday, December 14, 2015

What Does a Portrait Really Say About Us?

A Picture may be worth 1000 words.  But what are those words really saying about the Subject?  And What are those words saying about the Photographer?

View an Interesting Experiment that reveals those 1000 words may tell us more about the Photographer than the subject.......

I'll be posting a series of Portraits of Me, taken by my husband & Some Self Portraits.  Each one tells a different part of my recent life story.........What do you think this one is telling you?

From 2010: A little out of focus because I was experimenting with IR Film.  
More on that later.

Comments and responses appreciated.  This is my Portraiture Psych Test.......

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sundays Online: The Sounds of Film Photography

Forget that annoying beeping....Those of us that maintain an arsenal of film cameras still get to enjoy the "Sound of Film".


In the Labels I have listed all the brands of Film Cameras I still use.............

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Rollei CR 200 Film Test Part 2

A follow-up.  I found the more recent images testing the 120 film.  These are of course a different Film Lot because this is 120 rather than 35mm.  The colors are uncorrected and close to normal.  White clouds are white, not yellow.



All out of focus images are the responsibility of the photographer....


Friday, December 4, 2015

Rollei CR200 Film Test

I had reported some time ago purchasing some Rollei CR200 E-6 film.  Then I found an old set of film test images, which I had never posted. So Here we go, with a Caveat that my Friends at OldSchoolPhotoLab had warned me about inconsistent results.  You see the film is repackaged from a number of sources.  So you never really know what you are getting, and my original test results show that.  Images were taken with a pair of Minolta X-700 cameras:

First a 'true color' image from one of my favorite now dead Kodak Films E100VS:



Right out of the Scanner Rollei CR 200 Image:



Rollei CR200 color corrected in Photoshop (below). Close, but still yellowish.  This suggests that the film was not stored under ideal conditions.



I will follow-up with more CR200 images soon.  And hey, if you like experimenting with expired film it's fine.  That's what I will be doing with my remaining rolls.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sundays Online: Holga Say It Ain't So!

I sadly report rumors of the Demise of Holga:


End of an era and a fun way to experiment with medium format photography!
We do still have the Diana.  And I think competition from Lomo Products and Support 
for its users was part of Holga's downfall.


Holga Image of Bird's Nest on Trellis @ My House




My Favorite Holga Image from Rhyolite Nevada:


And From the Holga Panorama Pinhole at Rocky Mountain National Park:



AReprise of My Best Holga Images can be found at this link.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Homage to Black Friday?

For those who need to shop until you drop, Watch Out for Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

For the rest of Us, PEACE:


Denver Botanical Gardens



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thoughts of Fall fade as we expect a snow storm today:


Wishing You and those Dear to You a Happy Thanksgiving.
Click here for Origins of Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hotel Atrium & Concert Space



The Atrium is a covered public space that connects the airport to the Hotel





Above looking towards the Airport Terminal; Below view of the concert space beneath the hotel.....


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Westin Hotel, Before and After.........

You will remember our tour of the new DIA Hotel back in April.

Well it's done, with a grand opening this past weekend.  So betwixt and between the holidays we will look at some Before and After photos.

The Original Plan:



The Finished Product:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rocky Mountain Chorale.........

This is how I spent my weekend.  Music helps to heal, and my spirits were definitely helped by having to perform.


in Longmont, CO


Our Dynamic Music Director:
Lisa Phillips


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The 11th Hour: Veteran's Day

At the 11th Hour on the 11th Day of the 11th Month, the Horror of  World War I came to an end.  In the U.S., after WWII we renamed Armistice Day as Veteran's Day.



I am growing a field of Flanders Poppies to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of WWI.  A forgotten war in a forgotten time.  But if we learned more about it, we might be able to avoid the next round.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Raptor Education Foundation: How Could I Forget This Guy!

OOOOPS!  One more bird to post.  And how could I forget one of my favorites,  The Turkey Buzzard:


Above with the Curator, Anne, this guy was flight capable.  he ended up at the rescue because he refused to leave humans behind and live a wild life (he had been raised as a rescue).
Below, feasting on a quail.







Our more experienced Comrades wanted to see the last bite, Ideally a foot being swallowed:


Good to the last Bite!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

And what is more appropriate than an Owl?




Barred Owl @ Sunrise
From the Raptor Education Foundation Photo Shoot.