Recommended reading

This morning a small group of family and friends are gathering at a site on the St. Joseph River in South Bend to scatter our parents’ ashes. Mom was born and raised in South Bend, and lived there most of her life. Dad didn’t come to South Bend until he was almost a teenager, but South Bend well and truly became his hometown. It was Mom’s wish that her ashes be scattered in the St. Joe. Dad just asked that his be scattered somewhere; it seems fitting to us that it be in the St. Joe as well.

Now this week’s blog posts.

The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge
Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL, 2020

๐Ÿ’ป A couple years ago I got to walk out onto the George Rogers Clark bridge that connects Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Louisville, Kentucky. See my photos here. This week, the Transportation History blog tells its story. Read 1929: The Opening of a Bridge Between Kentucky and Indiana

๐Ÿ’ป Spotify is complaining publicly about Apple taking 30% of the price of every audiobook they sell on iPhones. That’s how Apple makes the big bucks! There are lots of articles out there about how Apple is the big, bad wolf, but Nick Gerlich tells them all to get over it’s Apple’s yard and you have to pay to play in it. Read It Is What It Is

๐Ÿ’ป Jeff Sun looks at the history of grocery shopping in the US, and how the automobile has been linked to it. A fascinating read. Read Curbside Curbside: The Intertwined Histories of Grocery Shopping and Cars

๐Ÿ“ท Alex Luyckx reviews an ISO 200 black-and-white film from a defunct Hungarian film manufacturer. Read Classic Film Review Blog – Forte Fortepan 200

๐Ÿ“ท Haking was a Hong Kong maker of inexpensive cameras that didn’t look so inexpensive. One of them was a pseudo-TLR called the Halina Prefect. Stephen Dowling tells its story. Read Halina Prefect: When is a TLR not a TLR?

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2 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    I think Alex’s test with the Ilfotec was most successful. He may have overdeveloped the other rolls or scanned dark. Regardless, decent film. I’m sorry many of these older films companies closed forever.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I had no idea that there were film manufacturers other than Kodak, Fuji, and Scotch (Ferrania) when I shot film before the digital era. I guess I led a sheltered life!

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