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๐Ÿ’ป I’ve driven Route 66 from near its Illinois beginning to almost the Texas border. I’ve got to finish it someday! M. B. Henry has, and this week she wrote about her visit to Oatman, AZ — and to the dozens of donkeys that mill freely about this town. Read Route 66 Series: Out of the Way, Jackass! (Not You, the Burro)

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Flash Model, Kodak Gold 200 (Expired 6/96), 2013

๐Ÿ’ป This is a moderately nerdly post, complete with code snippets, so reader beware. But I liked it. It gives a funny glimpse into how RSS and feed readers like Feedly work. Kevin Norman tells the story. Read The Perils of RSS

๐Ÿ“ท arh reviews the Ricoh XR-X 35mm SLR, from the late 1980s. It has a mode for taking pictures of your TV screen! It also has a funky side-mounted flash unit. Read The Left Handed Ricoh XR-X

๐Ÿ“ท I’ve dabbled in 110 photography and remain sort of interested in making the most of this format. Nicholas Middleton came upon a well-specified Agfa Agfamatic 4008 110 camera and gave it a whirl. Read Agfa Agfamatic 4008 tele pocket sensor

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10 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Jim, I really enjoyed M.B. Henry’s Route 66 blog post and other writing. I will have to follow her blog in the future. Thanks Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Jerome Avatar

    Thanks for the MB Henry link. Very amusing!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Of course!

  3. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    Route 66 is still pretty interesting, although many of the old motels and gas stations have deteriorated or been torn down. Sadly, the trend will accelerate as the years pass. But west Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona still have a bunch of interesting things to see and photograph. The dry climate helps preserve buildings.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My sons and I did Route 66 in IL, MO, KS, and OK in 2013. Someday I’ll go back and get the rest of it.

  4. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    In the Ricoh review…I am pretty sure that TV mode is “time value” mode, aka shutter priority exposure mode.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Assuredly correct.

      1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

        I stand corrected…looked at the manual for that camera and there is a mode for taking pictures off of a TV screen. Not certain what that mode would control but assume it would have something to do with shutter speed to compensate for the video screen scan lines. Who knew? :-)

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          How cool is that!

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