Holga Love – “A game of Fetch in the Sandy River”



I think that since the Holga Factory is closing its doors it’s a given that my photoblog posts should feature images I’ve taken with a Holga. So from now until the end of the year I’ll post some of my favorites from the archives.

Here is one I took while hiking with friends at the Sandy River Delta about 3 years ago. It is one of my favorites. I’ve even made darkroom prints of it. There are a lot of shots from that roll that I really like. You can see more Holga shots from that day on this blog post.

Geeky Bits

Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Kodak TMax 400




Here is another Holga shot from the last roll I ran through it. I took it at the Oregon State Fair last September.

I am reminded that I haven’t picked up a camera in weeks. WEEKS! This is terrible. I need to pick up a camera.

Currently I am scanning a roll that I shot through my Olympus Pen and, honestly, it is killing me. All of those photos! I need to just bite the bullet and finish the job.

Thank you to those who read my last post. I wrote it when I was not in the best state of mind, but I kind of wanted to do that. I wanted to document the fear that I was feeling. I am trying to be better about just sitting with my feelings and emotions, rather than reacting. It’s very hard for me to do. It’s a process. I so appreciate the support and good thoughts! Thank you.

You are the reason I am a vegetarian – a triptych


You are the reason I am a vegetarian. Part 1

You are the reason I am a vegetarian. Part 2
You are the reason I am a vegetarian. Part 3

I talked a little bit about the weekend I had my epiphany about eating animals after visiting the State Fair. The day before the State Fair visit we went on a local tour of farms. One of the farms we visited also raised cattle for food, these specific cattle, actually. I made friends with this cow. And then noticed that I could buy the meat of his brothers and sisters in the freezer in farm’s shop.

Geeky bits:
Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Tri-x

BTW: My vegetarianism is going very well. I’m about a month in and not really missing meat at all.

Trillium Lake Trees


that time in August in the Forest

Here is another large format pinhole photo taken last summer up on Mt. Hood. I can’t remember where this was taken! I think it might be Trillium Lake, but I can’t be entirely sure. I am guessing by the trees.

Geeky Bits:
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm configuration)
Film: illford Delta 100
Exposure time: ???

unknown waterfall



I have to admit that I don’t know where this was taken or what it is even a picture of. Well, it appears it is a waterfall but the chicken wire is throwing me off a little.

Ok, while I was typing that last sentence it hit me. I know where this was taken. It was taken at Zig Zag Falls. I think I have pinholed this with every single camera that I own at this point (note to self, this might make an interesting blog post).


Geeky bits:
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm configuartion)
Film: Illford Delta 100
Exposure time: ?

Post Canyon Trees


Post Canyon

I have a series of large format pinhole photographs that I took last summer up on Mt Hood that I am going to post over the next few weeks. (I am hoping it will inspire me to dust of the Zero 4×5 and get outside with it!)

This was taken up on Mt. Hood near Hood River at a place called Kingsley Reservoir. Last Summer Raf ran his first 50k race, the Post Canyon 50k, and it started here. A month before the race we decided to drive up there to scope out the place. I, of course, brought my pinhole camera!

Geeky Bits:
Camera: Zero 4×5 (25mm configuration)
Film: Illford Delta 100
Exposure Time: 10 minutes