Along the Wall

Along the north wall
Olympus Stylus
Eastman Double-X 5222
2017

I have way too much film in the fridge. Way too much. I moved a bunch of it to long-term storage in the freezer and am systematically shooting the rest.

The first roll I shot on Operation Shoot-Em-Up was some Eastman Double-X 5222, which I liked pretty well the last time I shot it. It tended to blow out in bright sun, but under the right conditions the blacks were so deep you could fall into them.

I dropped a roll into my Olympus Stylus, a camera I don’t shoot often enough. I didn’t shoot any terribly important subjects, but I did experiment with perspective a little bit here and there, as in this photo.

Film Photography

single frame: Along the north wall

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Shuttered

My favorite thing to do with a new-to-me old camera is take it on a road trip, but I can’t always get away. So I end up shooting an awful lot around my house and yard. I might well have the most-photographed residence in Indianapolis. (I’ve collected all of those photos into this Flickr album!) This is a typical around-the-house photo, as this flat scene lets me test sharpness and contrast. I shot this with my Pentax H3 and a 55mm f/2 Super Takumar lens on Kodak Gold 200. I wish I had exposed a half-stop less to blunt the slightly blown-out whites.

Longtime readers might remember that I’ve shown photos like this one before, and I always lamented the sorry state of my sills and shutters. They badly needed scraped and caulked and painted, but I just dreaded, and procrastinated, the job. I lamented it to my mother early last year — and she brightened. “I’ll do it!” she said. What? You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m 48, so you can make educated guesses at my mom’s general age. “Nope. I like doing work like this. You know I can’t stand not being busy!” So my mom came over every sunny day for weeks last spring and summer, climbing up and down a ladder to scrape and paint. And now my sills and shutters are gorgeous! Bless that woman.

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Captured: Shutter and bricks

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Coca-Cola plant

Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Canon PowerShot S95
2015

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Fleming's

Fleming’s
Canon PowerShot S95
2015

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Corner Wine Bar

Corner Wine Bar
Nikon F2AS, 35-70mm Zoom-Nikkor, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200
2014

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