Full Moon Snowshoe

Photography

I FINALLY have photos to show you! These are some pinhole photos I took in January up on Mt Hood on a hike around Trillium Lake with some friends. The hike was meant to be a full moon hike but the clouds didn’t clear so we didn’t see the moon. But the sun set about halfway through our hike and it ended up being really fun hiking in the dark. I didn’t shoot any pinhole in the dark, for obvious reasons!

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Trillium Lake

A snowy meal

These were both shot with a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar Film The exposure times for both were around 2 minutes or so.

For developing, I did something different. I sent them off to The Darkroom for developing AND scanning. It was nice to not have to scan these and I didn’t have to do any post processing at all, apart from cropping out the vignette. The only downside is that I got the lowest quality scan and they are not very big files so if I ever want to print them I will have to re-scan them.

OH! And I can’t believe I didn’t blog about this! I was interviewed on a new podcast about pinhole photography: The Lensless podcast, a few weeks ago. You can listen here.

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Life and Music Are On My Mind

Life, Photography

My birthday is on Sunday, and I’m getting old. I can’t think of a better theme for this post than a graveyard. 😉

All kidding aside, this is the only photography I have to offer this blog at the moment. My photo mojo has waned a little this year. This is from the roll of Holga shots I took when I went on the photo meetup in January. My plan was to shoot portraits with my Holga, which I did. But they didn’t come out great. I may post them next week and talk a little bit more about it. In the meantime, here are a couple moody shots of the graveyard from that day.
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Lone Fir Cemetery

A little story:
About an hour ago I was talking to a former coworker who has retired. She’d just learned, from another co-worker, that my birthday was this weekend and asked how old I will be. I gulped and said it out loud: “49. I’ll be 49.” And holy shit. It was hard to say that number  (It’s hard for me  to type that number). I told her that it was difficult to face the fact that I am in my last year of my 40s. She just kind of smiled and said, “you’ll get over it soon.” And she had a look of wisdom in her eyes.

When I walked out of the library for my walk this was the first song that popped up on my iTunes. An odd bit of synchronicity. 🙂

The Great International Terrapin Swap

Photography

A long time ago, 4 years ago in fact, I started a little project called the Great Transatlantic Filmswap project. The project has had a couple of false starts, sadly. But I’m not ready to give up on it because I believe in it! It has been renamed The Great International Terrapin Swap, to be more world inclusive, and new camera has been 3d printed, and we are ready to release it into the world. You can find out more, sign up, and follow it’s adventures at Gitswap.org.

In the meantime here are a few test shots from the new camera. The camera is a Terrapin Oskar made by Todd Schlemmer. I used Portra 160.

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Fallen Apple

Fallen

People at Pittock Mansion

Pepper

Celtic Spirit Yoga

Photography

I’m feeling enamored, lately, with my Holga. I’m thinking about taking it with me on our trip to England later this year to use specifically for portraits of my pinhole buddies from around the world. I’m am generally too shy for portrait photography but  I’m feeling a big need to break out of my comfort zone. I took the Holga  with me on a little pinhole meetup on Sunday as a test run and, of course, everyone was very willing and happy to be subjects. I am planning on developing the film from that this weekend and am looking forward to the results.

Today I have Holga photos for you of a place in my small town, Sandy, Oregon, of the historical little white church. This building has played a prominate role in my life this week so I felt like these photos were appropriate. Unfortunately I can’t really publically post any details about why it’s been important at the moment, but hopefully in the near future.

I love this building. It was purchased by an Irish woman who has turned it into a wonderful little yoga studio called “Celtic Spirit Yoga.” The inside of the building is warm and wonderful and has such a sweet, beautiful energy.

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Holga 120GTLR and Illford FP4

The little white church

Holga 120N and Kodak Tri-x