Terrapin Box Turtle in Color


Today’s image is a shot of Oregon City from the top of the Municipal Elevator. This is a favorite spot of mine for photography, and someday perhaps I will post a blog with all of the pinhole photos I’ve taken of this view.

I shot this with a Terrapin Box Turtle (3d printed by The Schlem. You can print one yourself here. Or buy one here). Film used was Ektar 100. I developed this myself using the Cinestill C-41 kit.




I woke up this morning to a stream of Flickr notifications on my phone. When I checked to see what the fuss was about I saw that overnight this particular photo made Explore. I honestly have no idea what it is about this photo that would cause it to be in Explore but I guess that is a good enough reason to make it a photoblog photo.

Incidentally, this was taken the day my friend Peter de Graff was visiting! So maybe he has the magic touch.

Geeky Bits:
Camera: Olympus OM1n
Film: Cinestill 800

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.

Roll 27 – Olympus XA and Cinestill


My latest on 52 rolls! Raf and I spent the weekend at the beach a couple of weeks ago and I took a lot of photos. There are tons more to share in future posts.

52 rolls

After seeing the wonderful results on 52 rolls, I wanted to try my hand at Cinestill too. I loaded it up in my new favorite camera: the Olympus XA, and headed to the beach for the weekend. Unfortunately, I am not immediately in love with the results I got with this film. There are a few that I liked (shown below), but generally I am feeling kind of “meh.” My negatives were quite scratched. And there was a bit too much grain for my liking.

The problem, I realized, is that I didn’t shoot this roll under the right lighting conditions. For my next roll I will follow the instructions and shoot using the correct lighting.

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