Blind shadows

Blind shadows
Polaroid Colorpack II
Fujifilm FP-100C
2017

The unattractive drapes that covered my sliding-glass back door had long been an embarrassment: rumpled, dirty. But they did the job of blocking the setting sun as it blinded people in the family room who were just trying to watch TV.

There always seemed to be a more important thing to do rather than put up the vertical blinds I envisioned there. But preparing to sell my house has moved me to do several projects that somehow never seemed quite important enough before. It’s a shame I won’t live here long enough to enjoy them. At least I should be gone before they, too, become rumpled and dirty.

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single frame: Blind shadows

Photo: Shadows from the new vertical blinds over my sliding-glass door.

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Kitchen window

Kitchen window
Unknown camera
Kodak Gold 400 (expired)
2017

It finally happened: I got a roll back from the processor and could not remember which camera I used to shoot it. I went on a shooting jag in January and February, with five or six cameras loaded at once. And then I had company one night and tidied up and put away whatever camera I used on this roll. I remember well shooting many of the images, such as this one. But I can’t call up which camera was in my hands.

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Photo: My kitchen window.

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Liberty Bell replica

Liberty Bell replica
Olympus XA
Kodak T-Max 400

I shoot this bell a lot; it’s easy to reach from home. It’s a versatile subject. Do you have any subjects you shoot a lot?

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At the bar

At the Bar
Canon TLb, 50mm f/1.8 Canon FD S.C.
Kodak Gold 200
2015

I sat this camera I’ve yet to review, a Canon TLb, on the bar for this shot. I looked pretty funny peering through the viewfinder all hunched over from my seat, whiskey before me.

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Evening light at Oldfields *EXPLORED*

Flickr’s Explore feature gathers the 500 most interesting photos uploaded each day. They’re chosen entirely by software, using an “interestingness” algorithm that factors how often a photo is viewed, “liked,” and commented upon; and how active the photographer is in viewing, “liking,” and commenting upon others’ photos. You can see today’s Explored photographs here.

Ten of my photos have been Explored, including this one. It’s great fun: each photo has gotten a ton more views, likes, and comments than any of my work normally gets, and I usually pick up a few new followers.

Evening light at Oldfields • Nikon F2AS • 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor • Kodak Ektar 100 • June, 2014

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Favorite Photos Week: Evening light at Oldfields

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Drive carefully

Drive carefully
Miranda Sensorex II, 50mm f/1.8 Auto Miranda
Kodak Ektar 100
2015

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