Just an old, sweet song


On my walk home from work last night “Georgia On My Mind” played on the iTunes. I love this song, in all of it’s versions. But my favorite is Willie Nelson’s version. This was my stepdfather’s favorite song and when I hear it I think of him.

This song, for me, evokes twilight on a warm Summer evening. So let this be my submission for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: Half Light. Here is a photo of last night’s sunset.

Film swap with Espressobuzz


I am very behind on posting photography related things! I am going to try to catch up in the next couple of weeks. I have been going through a developing and scanning frenzy lately, which helps!

Sometime toward the end of last year I did a film swap with my buddy and fellow pinhole photography enthusiast, Hank. You may know him as Espressobuzz on the intertubes.

I shot my photos around Sandy and at a secret waterfall location. And he shot his in Seattle, redscaling beforehand. Here are a few of my favorites. You can see more here. I am working my way through some rolls that he sent me so watch this space for more in the future!

You can read his post about this on 52 rolls here. Go visit his fantastic Flickr stream here.

Portland Vs. Seattle
Portland Vs. Seattle
Portland Vs. Seattle
Portland Vs. Seattle



You never have to regret or apologize for nice.”

Matthew Thompson, aka @twinlensreflux


I have been coming back to this conversation I had on Twitter this past Friday. Very wise words to live by. I feel like this is everything I’ve been learning about the Precepts distilled down into a nice tidy sentence.

P.S. Look at this amazing rainbow I saw the other day!!

On kindness


Cinestill at a corn maze.


Last fall Raf and I decided to visit the Maze At The Pumpkin Patch at Sauvie Island. It was a hot, very sunny, bright day. I had a roll of Cinestill 50 itching to be used so I loaded it into my Olympus OM1n. There are very few 50 ISO days in Portland so I figured I should take advantage before the film expired.

We didn’t bring any water and we got lost in the corn maze. But we survived. Here are the photos to prove it.

How do I feel about Cinestill. Hm. This was my first try with the 50 ISO and my second try with it altogether. I guess it’s ok. I think my problem is that I am not a big fan of color 35mm. So it has taken me awhile to warm up to these shots. But looking at them months later I like them.