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.
Camera: Olympus OM1n
Film: Cinestill 800
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.
On March 1st I am going to start another “100 days” blogging project. I have some really fun things planned for the next few months so I thought this would be a good time to do this project. In anticipation, I updated my blog template. It’s been a couple of years and I decided it needed a facelift. This theme depends on featured photos to help tell the story of the blog post, so it will be fun to dig through my archives to add photos to my daily blatherings. Or take new photos accompany the daily post.
I thought I’d warm up by posting a Friday photo. Here is another one I took at Marsh’s Free Museum last October. These guys were sitting next to the kitties.
Camera: Olympus OM1n
Film: Arista.edu 400
Development: Stand developed for 1 hour in Adonal.
We visited Marsh’s Free Museum (Long Beach, WA) around the end of October last year and I had my Olympus Om1n with me so I snapped some shots of the silly trinkets they sell there to tourists. Here is one of them. I was told by a couple of people that this photo is creepy. Which kind of leaves me wondering if there is something severely wrong with me because I don’t find it creepy at all. But then, I was the kid who was fascinated with Jake The Alligator Man and treasured a postcard of him, which I also showed-and-telled at school. So yeah. I am one of those people.
You know this post is about a camera, right? No. I’m not obsessed. Not at all. 🙂
Several months ago I was commissioned to knit a Dr. Who scarf for a Twitter friend. It was a fun project to knit and the recipient is very happy, which, in turn, makes me very happy as well (I love how that works 🙂 ). The money that I was paid to knit the scarf went toward a new (old) camera that I’d been wanting: an Olympus OM1. I found an excellent deal on Ebay and It even came with a battery so I could start shooting right away. It was the body only but I’d bought an Olympus OM10 awhile back that didn’t work, but came with the nifty fifty lens and a nice leather strap so I used the lens and strap from the broken camera for my new OM1n.
Instantly I fell in love with this camera. The size of it is perfect for a day wandering around town. And the simplicity of it is perfect! It is so intuitive and easy to use. I can see the appeal of this camera and now understand why it is revered by many.
I kind of feel like letting go of all of my other SLRs. That is how much I love this camera. I think I’m done. I’ve found the one.
Love In A Hopeless Place
Donna and her Pinhole Camera