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15 brick streets

Cushing St.
Cushing St., South Bend, IN; Kodak EasyShare Z730
Brick Lincoln Highway
Old US 33 (Lincoln Highway) near Ligonier, IN; Canon PowerShot S95
Old brick road
Unnamed street, former State Road 46, Terre Haute, IN; Nikon F2, 50mm f/2 Nikkor AI, Fujicolor 200
Old brick road
Bob Gay Parkway, Martinsville, IN; Apple iPhone 5
Brick Route 66
Snell Rd., former Route 66, near Auburn, IL; Canon PowerShot S95
Brick New Ross Road
New Ross Rd., former Dixie Highway, near New Ross, IN; Canon PowerShot S95
Brick Rd.
Brick Rd., former US 40/National Road, near Norwich, OH
Brick segment of old US 40/NR
Fairdale Dr., former US 40/National Road, near Cambridge, OH
Peacock Road
Peacock Rd., former US 40/National Road, near Old Washington, OH
Brick road leading to the Blaine S Bridge
Abandoned Old US 40/National Road, Blaine, OH; Canon PowerShot S95
Main Street, South Bend
Main St., South Bend, IN; Kodak EasyShare Z730
Brick segments of old US 50
Abandoned Old US 50, in Illinois across the Wabash River from Vincennes, IN; Kodak EasyShare Z730
Brick street
5th St., Sheridan, IN; Yashica-12, Kodak Tri-X (x-6/1981) @EI 200, L110 Dilution B
On the brick street 2
Main St., Zionsville, IN; Reto Ultra Wide and Slim, Kroger 200 (expired)
Brick streets of Bloomington
Park Ave., Bloomington, IN; Pentax K10D, smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL

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A Shaker Heights sunset

My wife and I visited her sister and brother-in-law recently. They live in a condo in Shaker Heights, Ohio, which is a near suburb of Cleveland. In 1911 and 1912, the area now known as Shaker Heights became a city of its own, on the eastern end of Cleveland.

Their condo is in a multi-story building in the heart of Shaker Heights. They have access to the roof, which gives a commanding view of the city, including Cleveland proper. I brought my Nikon Df along with a 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G Nikkor lens, and made the best images I could manage. Here are a whole bunch of them.

From a Shaker Heights rooftop
From a Shaker Heights rooftop
From a Shaker Heights rooftop
Shaker Heights sunset
Shaker Heights sunset
Shaker Heights sunset
Cleveland skyline from Shaker Heights

The Cleveland Guardians, f.k.a. the Cleveland Indians, played ball that night and shot fireworks after. One little fireworks burst is visible in the image above.

This photo session made me wish for a deeper zoom. This led me to buy the 28-200mm zoom lens that I wrote about yesterday!

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Double exposure

Double exposure
Yashica-D
Kosmo Foto Mono
2019

For the last few weeks I’ve deliberately posted things on this blog to entice you to buy my new book, Square Photographs.

I really hope you buy the book. It’s lovely. There’s no substitute for seeing photographs printed. That’s what a photograph is: an image you can hold in your hands. What I show you on this blog is good and interesting but because they’re not tangible, they are not what are classically defined as photographs.

I’ll stop with the naked marketing now. If you don’t, it’s ok, we can still be blogging friends!

One challenge with the Yashica-D is remembering to wind to the next frame after you press the shutter button. There’s nothing that prevents you from making two, three, ten, or a hundred images on the same bit of film. All you have to do is not wind, and then cock the shutter and press the button.

I forgot to wind after making one image, and so ended up making two. What a waste of film. But it’s not often I share my abject failures, so here you go.

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single frame: Double exposure

An unwanted double exposure.

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Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row
Yashica-12
Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros
Rodinal 1+50
2019

In my new book, Square Photographs, I shared an image of Sycamore Row. That image shows the historic marker that was there at the time I made the image in 2019. (That marker was damaged in an accident and a new marker with a different message was put in its place; see it here.)

I was on the fence about whether to include that image in the book, or this one. That image showed the historic marker, but this one did a much better job of showing the road itself, and how narrow it was. This was a state highway until 1987! Imagine encountering an oncoming semi in here.

I landed on the other image, but I’m still not sure I was right.

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The Standard Edition is $15.99 at Amazon.com. Get yours here.

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single frame: Sycamore Row

A b/w image of Sycamore Row, a narrow passage on the old Michigan Road.

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