Cleveland Through a 126 Film Camera

In my previous post about a recent trip to Cleveland, I showed photos taken with my phone. In an effort to keep things light and simple, I also brought an old Kodak Instamatic X-15 and two cartridges of expired film – Kodak Max 400 and Kodacolor 200. I had to load the film into the…

Cleveland 2017

Back at the end of September myself and three friends headed to Cleveland for a ‘boys weekend’. Last year, we went to Detroit to catch a Lions game in mid-November, but this year we tried something a bit different and was able to fit in both an Indians baseball game and Browns football game. We…

Three and a Half Years Later

This will be my first non-photography related post in a number of years. In the spring of 2014, a portion our basement flooded. It was fully carpeted with built-in bookcases, cabinets and benches. Water started pouring in through a crack in the wall and I couldn’t leave it for more than a couple hours without…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…

Canadian Canoe Museum

It had recently occured to me that I haven’t used my digital camera since April because I’ve been shooting everything on film. Last week our camera club met at the Canadian Canoe Museum, a very poorly lit building for an evening of shooting. Most members brought tripods, but I opted to shoot handheld and just…

Last Car Show of the Season

It’s been a good season for car shows. I’m fortunate to live just down the road from a weekly car show that allows me to get out for an hour or so and play with cameras or just hang out with family. These are the last three photos I took at the show using my…

Algonquin Provincial Park

Early last week, I was in Algonquin Park for 3 days at a work meeting. Not having much free time to explore with a camera, I was forced to get up before dawn and head out. I walked the first part of the Beaver Trail Pond with a flashlight because I couldn’t see a thing.…