I’ve been a bit off the grid for the last few weeks, focusing a bit on some other things rather than photography. I actually never thought I would miss out on looking at my photos and taking them – but I do! I guess I do like photography more than I thought!
These are – I think – bougainvillea flowers, but as they were shot on Kentmere 100 awhile ago, I don’t remember. Taken with a Nikon FM2n, an Elicar 55mm f2.8 manual-focus macro lens, and, obviously, B&W film. Another surprise is that I really like the quality of image with the Kentmere. Ya learn something new every day.
So, so many things to be grateful for . . . family, friends, health, happiness, love, hope, and too many other things to be named.
No idea where this was when I took it!
Another image from the roaming of a year ago. I put off developing the images because I thought I would do it – that is, developing my own black and white. I found I like the sense of accomplishment – but I don’t like the stress – of home developing. So, I had them done in a lab which accommodates each type of film.
Kentmere seems to be a pretty nice film, and it is reasonably priced. I have more true b&w I want to use and process, such as Ilford Delta 100 and Fuji Acros 100.
I think this “labyrinth” – for lack of a better word – has some Christian religious significance. I have no idea. Do you? It is behind a local church, and never ceases to catch my eye.
Sapotes are a fruit – this is a white sapote hanging from a tree in the local botanical garden. As they ripen, the local animals -squirrels especially – use them as a food. People eat them, too. Yum.
In the gutter . . . anyhow, despite what the phrase means to you or me, Autumn brings about the dropping of leaves. Maples have some of the best, and as they pile up, it’s time to get a picture in.
One of my favorite places to pause.
What a wonderful, secret world!
These are flowers I look forward to seeing every Spring! They can be up to 5 inches in diameter, and stand taller than me (I’m 65″). Bees love them, and often you will hear the buzz long before you reach them.
Taken with Nikon FM2N, Elicar 55mm f2.8 AIS Macro, Fuji Superia Xtra 400, and scanned with Pakon 135.