Pinholeday photos – Painted Ladies

Photography, Travel and Other Adventures

So pinholeday! I need to share my photos with you. I shot a couple of rolls of film and really liked a lot of what was on the roll. I was super thrilled that they came out because I developed them myself and I’m still a little uneasy about developing c-41.

Here are a couple of shots of the Painted Ladies. I really am happy with how these came out. I was a bit worried about the composition because the park across the street was closed and that is generally where people stand to get the famous shot of them. But with the magic of pinhole the cars driving by disappeared and the wide angle helped me get a unique shot right up close. I was practically standing on the steps for the second shot!

Painted Ladies 2

Painted Ladies


Geeky Bits:
Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure time: 1 – 5 seconds
Developed with Cinestill’s c-41 kit

#100happydays: That’s all folks!


100 Happy Days is another thing I have been neglecting to update on this blog, so I thought I’d post a giant Happy Days post. As I was updating it I realized that today is my last 100 happy day!! What incredible timing! I can’t believe my last post in this series is a picture of my hair. I should’ve chosen a better subject but oh well. In a way it is perfect. This project has been great because it has helped me see the goodness in the mundane. Which is a lesson I have really needed to learn. I’ve really enjoyed doing this and am going to miss it! I am thinking about replacing it with another 100 days of blogging project for 2017. Maybe starting in July?

WPPD – Chinatown, SF


I can’t believe I didn’t post my Pinholeday photo on this blog! As I mentioned, I’ve been really struggling with depression for awhile and a lot of things have slipped my mind. I think I’m finally starting to feel better. And thus remembering to do things that I haven’t done.

I am actually really happy with many of the photos I took on Pinholeday so I will post them here as my next Friday photo blog series.

This year I met up with my pinhole photography buddies in San Francisco and we had a great time hanging out, wandering the streets of SF. Here is one from when we walked through Chinatown. I turned my camera around toward one of the shops. I really liked the mist of the flowing crowd through the frame.

Geeky Bits

Camera: Zero 2000
Film: Portra 160
Exposure time: 26 seconds
Development: Cinestill C-41 kit

Chinatown Pinholeday



Life, Music, Photography

I fell asleep beneath the flowers
For a couple of hours
On a beautiful day

I have to admit that I have lost a lot of motivation for a lot of things that I usually enjoy, blogging being one of those things, sadly. I am not sure what this is all about (depression? The weather?) but I guess instead of fighting it I will just go with it. I does fill me with a little bit of sadness though.

The two things that seem to be a constant are pinhole photography and running. I started training for another half-marathon and I’m really stoked about it. And I just got a new pinhole camera and I’m having a lot of fun with it. AND I have some good news in that department. My co-workers have asked me to display my pinhole photography at the library on our local artists wall! I was so honored that they asked. So I’m curating a few pinhole photos that I have taken at the library to hang for the couple of months on the art wall. Exciting stuff!


Here is a pinhole photo I took a couple of months ago on a nice day on a walk home from something, work probably. I got really focused on pinholing the pretty flowers I saw walking along. And then this Lupe Fiasco song popped into my head as I was shooting this. It’s on my running playlist and pops up often. This is the first time I’ve seen the video for this song. I like it!