A very Holga Christmas

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My next Holga image is from my first roll of B&W through my Holga. Also: it was shot on Christmas of 2011, so I thought it was appropriate to post it today.

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful readers! Thank you for making this blogging thing fun. I really have enjoyed connecting with all of you.

You lead the way, I’ll follow

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you lead the way, I'll follow.

My next Holga image is another pinhole shot from my Holga WPC. It was made at one of my favorite places, Wildwood park, up on Mt Hood. I got the title from a little game I was doing a couple of years ago. I got tired of titling my photos by stating the obvious so decided to title them by using the first line of the song I was listening to at the moment. In this case, I think it worked very well. In other cases, not quite as well (though, still, maybe more interesting than stating the obvious). This went on for a couple of months then it was back to business as usual.

How do you come up with good titles for your photos?

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Camera: Holga WPC (6×9 mask)
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Exposure time: ?. Maybe 30 seconds?

The creek at the park

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Meinig Park

Today’s featured Holga image is a pinhole image! I comes from my Holga Wide Pinhole camera. This is the park near my house. I have used this camera only a handful of times and looking at this photo is reminding me to dust it off and use it again. It’s a great camera!

Also, this is probably the second time in my life I used TMax film – maybe the first time I used Tmax 100. I really like this film. Really nice, fine grain. I need to use that again, too.

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Camera: Holga 120 WPC (6×9 mask)
Film: Kodak TMax 100
Exposure time: 1 minute
Develop: Kodak D-76

White Stag

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My next Holga shot is one that I’ve always kinda been fond of. I took it on a beautiful spring day in Portland. I beleive this was the first time I used Ektar and I instantly fell in love with it’s saturated tones when I got this roll back.

 

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Geeky Bits:

Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

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

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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.

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Geeky Bits

Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Kodak TMax 400

Whack-A-Mole

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Whac-a-mole

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

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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.

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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.