Paper Snowman

Penticton, B.C. (Camera: Zenit ET; Lens: Pentax Takumar 35mm f/3.5; Film: Agfa Vista 200)

The things you see while out for a winter walk—someone had placed this paper snowman into the snow covering the top of a larger rock in a park. Who and why? No idea. It’s like some kind of mysterious and ephemeral little art installation.

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Autumn Squash

Penticton, B.C. (Camera: Pentax MG; Film: Fuji Superia 200)

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Wenatchee, Oregon. (Camera: Chinon CP-5s; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

Look here for my detailed review of the Chinon CP-5s.

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Abandoned Assay

Assay core samples, Penticton, B.C. (Camera: Pentax ME Super; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

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Thrift Store Coke

Wenatchee, Washington. (Camera: Pentax ME Super; Film: Kodak Ektar 100)

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2018: The Year of Shooting With Old Iron

Part of my collection of heavy metal, screw-mount SLR cameras.

I’ve never been a photo-project kind of guy. There’s obviously nothing wrong with focusing one’s creative energy that way, it’s just never been my thing. At the same time, I find myself falling victim to the tyranny of choice and muse about joining the one-camera/one-lens brigade. But I know I never will. I just have too many cameras that I like to shoot to ever really be happy in that box. So here’s my compromise—a year using one type of camera and one type of lens. Continue reading

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2017 Camera of the Year

Another year of film shooting, and this year’s most frequently used camera is . . .
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Favourite 2017 Images

Government House, Victoria, B.C. (Camera: Pentax ME Super; Film: Kodak T-Max 100)

Here are my picks for the best photos I posted in the past year. Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Ricoh “35” S

When I found this camera in a thrift store, I wasn’t sure it would ever work well enough to see film again. It was in sorry shape. The lens assembly was loose, the shutter was gummed up to the point of being completely non-functional, and the aperture ring barely budged. But it had “good bones,” as they say in the real estate world, so I offered $20 for it, which the clerk eagerly took—a little too eagerly perhaps! Continue reading

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Aunt Kay

Toronto, Ontario. (Camera: Ricoh “35”S; Film: Fuji Superia 200)

I don’t take many portraits, but I liked how this one came out. A nice shot of one of my favourite people in her natural habitat.

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