Posts Tagged ‘Kodak 100 TMAX’

July two thousand and ten


This is what it looks like when my blog is updated.

That’s not a real baby.

That’s on the ferry.

That’s one of my favourites. Don’t know him but he seemed to appreciate that moment as we both stood there for a long time before I made a photo.

This is between Vancouver and Nanaimo.

Hehe, sisters.


Getting caught.

Back in Vancouver. Here’s two exposures of the same scene. I guess you’re supposed to mash those together and make an HDR BL1NG BL4NG and get really popular on the Internet.

This happened after my first group ride to Squamish. We pulled in to the parking lot at Starbucks and this young Batman approached our group rather thrilled with all the motorcycles. He managed to snag himself a seat and I remembered that I had a camera in my tank bag.

I told his guardian that I would e-mail the pictures but that sometimes it takes me a while to develop, scan, and edit my photos… I hope she still uses that hotmail :p

Celebrating the sun.

But also Thinking of Things.

Getting the camera turned.

Pressing the shutter by mistake. The last frame.

Thank you for scrolling all the way to the bottom. I will endeavor to catch up a bit on some scanning and stuff. It would be a novelty to post some photographs from this summer before this summer ends.

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Inconsequent, photos 2 Comments »


Tags: , ,
Posted in Inconsequent, photos No Comments »

Slowdays; spring portraits

This is 59 photos, together in one place. And nothing much exciting, just some moments that seemed to happen this spring.

Backyard moments.

When you’re young, you’re not allowed to use the garden hose. But having been turned off recently there remained some lingering pressure to get excited about.

But it didn’t last long.

Time to fall down and feel depressed on the concrete.

Then again, there’s other things to get done.

Moody shots from upstairs inside the red barn.

It is necessary sometimes to employ a flash to capture the decisive moment.

One day we went to the Bloedel Conservatory. I wrote about that trip in a previous blog entry but I never developed this film until now.

Our Town. This little series reads like a dialog.


Something about these tourists was not quite right.

Back for another visit.

The sun had just set. The Where’s Waldo of lovers in the landscape.

The desire to finish off that roll coincided with a nice afternoon view from my apartment.

This fella had a funky dance as he glued his posters up. I made this frame and then waited a long time for another, hoping he’d look my way but I left frustrated.

Dad’s giving my sister some make-up tips there.

My sister was enjoying a nice coffee.

Dom left.

Bye, Dom.

That’s Loscil performing at Red Cat Records.

I enjoyed that.

The Main for some brunch by the window.

She’s saying something.

Another day, and brunch at Habit.

You won’t hear it often, but that would be better in colour.

This is that photo that I wouldn’t normally make, but when you already have the camera at your face you sometimes decide ‘why not?’ and then it’s your favourite shot on the roll.

For anyone who doesn’t understand graduated licensing in BC, it’s required to display that L when one has a Learner’s Licence. I think this photo is special because it isn’t just a Porsche Cayenne, it isn’t even just a Porsche Cayenne S, or a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It’s a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. It’s never a bad idea to learn to drive on a six figure 550 horsepower eurominivan, at least that’s what I’ve always said.

John didn’t have much to say about that.

But Randy was quite impressed.

Enjoying the rest of the evening sunlight.

And checking out what the neighbors are up to.

We were at the park another evening to throw a disc around.

I had lunch with Gil Grissom.

Just something that I saw.

Hmm, I wonder what’s next.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Inconsequent, music, photos No Comments »

Corn is delicious

Good morning, Internet.

You know what, Internet? You’ve never looked at your watch, or crumpled your forehead, or quoted me the time, or inquired ‘Morning… ?’ and I love you for that. Your reward is this blog. We commit your mortal remains to the bosom of the MAE-West. That was a really funny joke I just made, it’s just unfortunate that you don’t get it.


I preferred this lot vacant but it is full of used cars again today. This first roll of b&w was shot during August through October in one of my infrequently used SLRs, the trusty Nikon FG.


Things happening on street corners.



This might be the masterpiece of the entry. I know I am getting started a little slow. We’ll see where this goes.


A subtle PBR cache.


This is a government of Canada building. Somehow in this country you don’t get guns pointed at you by private security contractors when you point a camera towards architecture.


Seeing a lot of these lately now that the new subway emerges right down the block from the office.


I was on a trip to buy some film that day. It was when I realized that the price of Tri-X has risen dramatically in the last few years. It was quite a while since I’ve bought any since I had a modest stash.

As an experiment I recently picked up some Arista Premium from Freestyle photo (google will tell you that many people consider this repackaged Tri-X or at least almost identical to Tri-X). I will talk about it in a future update when I get around to shooting some since some of the photographers reading might be interested (it is priced almost 1/3 the cost compared to a roll of Tri-X).


Since I’m down the path of wankery already, here is the Zeiss ZF 50/1.4 at 1.4 on Kodak TMAX 100 (the old version). This is the flower garden outside my old apartment on 14th. I often read when commuting and so when arriving at home I’d like to sit there for a while and finish off the current chapter. I guess that POV is a nice memory now.


Same thing, 1.4.


And finally, 2.8, probably my favourite aperture on that lens.FRM00512

Seems this guy was wearing a hat.



I’m not quite sure why I did that. It was one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe I thought 1/4th made me a videographer too.


I was talking about how much character the shutter on the Nikon FG has. Naturally I had to demonstrate.


There was a rainbow. I promise.




In October I got my Leica back from service and put some trix in there. I guess I did not write about it here but in the summer my Summicron fell apart. Not many people know this, but on the third day, God’s Summicron fell apart also, and from his tears the oceans of the Earth were formed.


I said stand still I need to test the focus. I don’t know what’s more amazing, that my collimation is now corrected or that he didn’t make a face.



Let’s not.



His name is Rich Hope and he’s gonna whip it on ya.




But really I was there to see Grady.


And I had the pleasure of proximity permitting me to photograph the Gordie Johnson signature truss rod cover. It’s nice to look for the details like this when shooting live music. The stuff the other photographers will never get.


Then again it also helps being close enough to get knocked out by the headstock.







Rocking the epic double-neck.





And the Explorer, no less.



So that was the first roll through the reborn M6. This has been an intermediary update. More soon, kiddies.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Inconsequent, music, photos 2 Comments »