This is the week of Mountain Festival in Sandy. It is kicked off with a parade on Thursday night of Mountain Festival week. I’ve lived here for 7 years and I only started attending the parade 3 years ago. The first year I moved here I walked in the parade with the library but the library decided to stop marching in the parade after that year.
It’s kind of a dorky parade but it’s also really fun. It’s very small town, which I love. The locals put out their chairs days in advance in order to save their seats, which is kind of quirky but also sweet.
Here is a pinhole photo I took last year. Pinhole and parades don’t really go well together but I still try every year. I did this year, as well. 🙂
Camera: Ondu MK2
Film: Portra 160
Exposure Time: 7 seconds
Developed at Blue Moon Camera And Machine
and here are a few snapshots from yesterday evening.
Here are the last of my Ondu shots from the Scopes meetup at the Chehalis Train museum. Velvia was used for all of these shots.
After shooting several rolls through the Ondu my feeling is that, while I love using this camera, I am not super thrilled with the softness of the images. I can see how this would be a really cool creative element if you really were going for that look. So knowing how it works I will keep that in mind. However, the camera itself is gorgeous and a joy to use.
My next series of pinhole shots come from a meetup of the Seattle Camera Obscura Photography Enthusiasts Society in Chehalis at the train museum. I took a crazy amount of shots that day: three rolls of film! That is a lot for me. Here are a few from the roll of Acros 100. I used my Ondu MKii for these.
And here is a video of an amazingly talented woman singing Folsom Prison Blues in her backyard:
This is Caroline Hecht. She played at the Sandy Library a couple of years ago and she is amazing. I highly recommend her album, Swallowed by Swells.
My first roll through my Ondu also featured a couple of selfies! Here they are.
Camera: Ondu Mkii
Film: Portra 160
Slow selfie in a pool: 58 seconds
Eat Like You Mean It: 1 minute 7 seconds
When I got the new Ondu MKII in my hot little hands I loaded it up with Portra 160 and took it to one of my favorite places, a place I’ve pinholed many, many times. Zig Zag Falls.
I enjoyed the experience of using this camera. It’s a joy to work with, so easy to carry around and so easy to use. Here are some more photos from that day.