As some of you may know, the other half is a brewer. Here, we have a year-long project started the other day: Raspberry Mead. 5 gallons. It was impossible to find raspberry juice locally, so we special-ordered a concentrate of raspberry juice – something like 4 times concentrated into this bottle. Cost was a bit more than one would think, $61.00 US. The honey for the mead weighed in at 12 lbs., and locally produced. Let’s see what this is like in a year! Mark your calendars.
Scanned in a Pakon 135, Olympus XA4, Kodak TMax 400 shot at box speed.
I finally had time to scan my film I shot last weekend up at the botanical garden. I have just recently picked up an Olympus OM-4T. To see if it worked, I used it completely on auto mode, essentially aperture priority. It worked really well! The film is an old standby, Ultramax 400, which is a pretty nice, inexpensive color negative film. I pushed a bit here and there in post, but the beauty of the film always comes through.
The Olympus Trip 35 can be an amazing little camera – as can UltraMax film. Admittedly, I pushed the colors a bit as backlighting can be tricky. This was taken last June on an early morning walk in the neighborhood.
Originally I had mislabeled this as from Mesa Verde (that Southwest just all looks the same! – not!), and then looked again. That is one of the troubles with film . . . you have to use your memory – not your memory card – to recall where you were.
This is a small panorama using Kodak Ektar 100 and the Olympus XA4 point-n-shoot. And, it is the Grand Canyon with a snaking view of the Colorado far below and beyond.
I tried to catch the window on the gallery where I stood one night in Salt Lake City. The automatic exposure of the XA4 was a long one . . . when I first glimpsed this, I wondered what fire I had photographed.
We are going to be on a longish road trip the last part of July and the first half of August. We are traveling throughout the west with family. Places to be seen include Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada for the most part. We will see the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Sedona, Fort Laramie, Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons, and places in between.
I am in a quandary – what cameras should I bring?? I want digital, and film, both 35 and 120mm. I have a herd of cameras, and only so much room. Now, I have to make some decisions.
I recently acquired the Olympus OM-1n and a 50mm f1.8 lens. Small and lightweight, discreet, easy to carry, simple to use, and it takes great pictures. Using Kodak UltraMax 400, I shot one roll, much of which pleased me for both color and clarity. As you can see from the images below, it’s a pretty good little camera – much better than I had expected.
If you have any opinions, I sure would like to hear from you . . . I’ve got other cameras to discuss as well!
I think this may be the last of all my images of the California Poppy Reserve from last March. Here, the view is up the hill, looking into a ring of clouds. Taken with the Olympus XA4, Kodak Ektar, and scanned by moi using the Pakon 135.