early film work

As I was digging through my archives recently (trying to organize my files), I ran across these images that I took at a friend's home.  I loved how she had her tea set displayed near the window.

This is some of my early film work - when I wasn't quite sure of my camera settings, light, film, etc.  I had just started experimenting with my Pentax K1000.  I am reminded of how far I have come.  How I can pick up that camera now and be confident that I will get the shot I want.  I love how images take you right back to that very moment.  I remember exactly what I was thinking and feeling in this very moment.

Unfortunately, I don't remember which film I used for these shots.....

late fall harvest

I've been sick.  And it was not fun.  Needless to say, I will be get my flu shot from now on.

The above images were taken in Father's garden in Louisiana over the Thanksgiving holiday.  His kumquat and lemon trees never disappoint.  And as you can probably see, I'm learning to love Portra 160.

And finally, On the Table is back in stock and ready to ship.  I had no idea so many people would be interested - thank you!

a walk in the woods

A recent walk in the woods.

It was raining on and off, but I found pockets of sunshine on this path.

I also wanted to share a few links that have inspired me lately.

+ Carissa's images of Iceland.  I've never been, but would love to visit after seeing these.

+ Rachel's video on instant film.

+ Brian's newest collection of photos.

+ Just found Klodjana's blog, on a roll, and loving her work.

Have a great weekend!


neopan 400

One of the aspects of film I enjoy the most is the ability to shoot with a different film types and feel like I have a camera.

You would be amazed at how excited I am to get my hands on new-to-me film, load it in my camera, and shoot away happily - simply imagining the goodness that is captured.

As is the case with Fuji Neopan 400 black and white film - I love the grain in these captures.

These images also hold another first for me - they were processed and scanned by Richard's Photo Lab.  I've always used local photography labs to develop my film.  This was the first time that I actually dropped film in the mail.  I must admit that I am amazed at the results.  It has proven to me that where you process your film makes a huge difference.

coffee and cameras

Spending some time in Louisiana (more images to come once film is developed + scanned).

And of course, coffee is first on my list of places to visit while I am home.

Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw all of those cameras - heaven!   And the other nice touch - the owner's photography is displayed on all of the walls.  Nothing like talking cameras over coffee, I could probably do that all day.

Loved this place, I'll definitely be back.

On a side note, I'm really loving Fuji Pro 400H film these days.  I've overexposing by one stop, and I'm finding that makes a world of difference.

the garden

This year, we planted tomatoes, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, strawberries, parsley, and green onions.

We also luckily inherited an apple tree with our home (top two photos) - and I can see the first few apple buds already.

Hopefully, more pictures of our harvest will follow!