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Dispatches from a shy street photographer: waiting

Shot with an Olympus XA.

Today’s image in this series comes from Amsterdam. I had a lot of fun randomly pointing my camera at things in that city.šŸ™‚ This was the first outing with my XA. In fact, my friend, Inge had just given to me when we met a few days before.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x

Developed in Diafine.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer: Man without a face

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I spent a few short hours in Dublin and didn’t take many photos, and the ones that I did take didn’t come out very well, technically (theĀ roll had some development issues). However, it’s such an interesting placeĀ and there is so much going on. I am looking forward to returning and spending more time shooting the streets.

 


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Kodak Tri-x
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer – Travelers

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Today’s image is from Barcelona’s beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, at the top of the park’s ornate fountain.

For some reason this photo reminds me of the film “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” – the scene at the end when all of the missing earthlings were walking off of the spacecraft, returned to Earth.

I am reminded about how I was totally and completely obsessed with that movie. Just totally obsessed. I have no idea why, but there was something about it that fascinated me.Ā I really would love to watch it again, In an old theater if possible, for nostalgia’s sake. A pilgrimage to Devil’s Tower is something I need to doĀ as well.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed in Adonal.

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Dispatches from a shy street photographer

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When I travel I like to take a camera loaded with 35mm black and white film with me to capture the city I’m in. I don’t live in the big city, but I love street photography, and I like to try my hand at it when I get the chance. The problem is that I am very shy and I HATE being intrusive. So there is this very strange dichotomy going on inside of me when I do street photography.

As I looked through the photos from my recent trip I realized that this might make an interesting series for my photography Friday posts. So here is my first post in the series. The first few will be from my recent trip to Barcelona and Dublin and then the rest will be from other places I’ve traveled, as well as Portland, the largest city near me.

This particular photo was taken in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. I really loved the narrow alleyways in that city. I could’ve wasted rolls and rolls of film on them.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Olympus XA
Film: Arista.edu 400
Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.

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Open 24 hours

Open 24 hours

Continuing my series of photos taken in Sandy with my Holga in Black and White film. Here is the little market down the street where I get my potato chip fix in the afternoons on a rainy day. It’s got that kinda cool, run down feel to it. And it’s open 24 hours.

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Geeky bits:
Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Tri-x
Development: stand developed in Adonal for 1 hour