The Watchman on Flickr.
the great minnesota get-together #1 on Flickr.
Yashica Mat LM | Kodak Portra 400
I have really enjoyed the results of my first few rolls of color film shot on a medium format camera. I don’t expect to abandon black and white anytime soon (since processing costs are less than a dollar compared to $10+ per roll of color), but I hope to shoot color occasionally for a change of pace. This is from a few weeks ago. I walked through the Minnesota State Fair grounds, which was pretty much deserted. Quite the difference from those two weeks during the summer, where millions of people meander through. This is a shot of the Giant Slide, a childhood favorite! I wonder where the burlap sacks are, maybe I can get in a few lonely, cold runs….
it’s the simple things (roll-a-week 3/52) on Flickr.
Sometimes all it takes to make a good night great is a cup of coffee and a stack of pancakes (they were cooking when I took this shot and when they were done I didn’t have a chance to take a picture as I was too busy scarfing down the gloriousness that is the diner pancake. Hence its absence in the picture, but mention in the description) at the famous greasy spoon Mickey’s Diner in St. Paul.
Roll-a-week 3/52 on Flickr.
Now three weeks into this challenge, I think I’m finally getting the hang of this thing! I have gotten better at getting a good exposure using my “unique” system of getting an exposure with the in-camera meter, then adjusting for the over-exposure of the meter and the night shots’ pushing to 1600 to 3200. The beauty of Rodinal stand development is that you can expose for 400 on one shot and 3200 on the next and both will come out great! This past week brought me to a bar in St. Paul with friends, the famous Mickey’s Diner for a late-night meal, a great sandwich shop in the Linden Hills neighborhood (Clancey’s Meat Market), and finally a trip to the St. Croix River with my dad. It was a good week.