Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Don't Blink

Rented this Robert Frank documentary a while back and never got around to watching it... until last night.

Enjoyed it. That's that!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Start Today

Take a photo, print a photo. The life span of hard drives and the maintenance required to ensure you have back ups of all of your digital photo files is a lot of work. If you snooze, you will lose. Literally... hundreds or thousands of photos. Print your photos! Start today!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Found Part II

Went back to the antique shop today. Grabbed another 150+ photos from the same collection noted in the previous post.

Next task is to sort the photos. Looks like the dates range from 1942-1954

All of the photos were printed locally at Goodall Photo Co. when they were located at 321 Carlton St. in Winnipeg (they opened on Logan Ave. and Main St. in 1897 and spent their last days on Smith St. in the 1990's)

...and now then the scanning begins.

Friday, December 30, 2016


Came across a a batch of photos at a local antique shop that fell victim to being stripped from their original photo album, to be sold as individual pieces. They were too good to just leave in the bucket of photos, so I grabbed as many as I could afford to buy at the time. Hoping to put them together in their own zine sometime in the near future.

That's that!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Nature Break - Bohemian Waxwing Edition

Spotted a single Bohemian Waxwing in the neighbour's tree on December 23rd. Spotted twenty six of them on December 26th in our own front yard. By December 27th, I learned that twenty to thirty of them were hanging out in our tree from a higher position while smaller groups of them took turns diving in to the neighbour's tree to eat the berries.

I'm pretty much an Ornithologist now.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mamiya 645 TL Pro - Test Drive

Our friend Hank is selling his Mamiya 645 Pro TL with a couple of extra lenses.

I was intrigued as soon as he announced this as I had never shot on a 645 before. My go to medium format camera is the Mamiya C220. Knowing how much I love the results from the Mamiya, I asked to take the 645 for a test drive. Hank obliged.

The results (shot with the standard 80mm f2.8)...

So much fun shooting the 645, that it called for a darkroom session!

Good news. Love the results. Bad news... we can't justify bringing a new camera in to our little collection at this time. Hank is selling this 645 Pro TL with the standard Mamiya 80mm f2.8, a sweet Mamiya 45mm f2.8 wide angle as well as the much sought after Mamiya 80mm f1.9 for less than $1,000

Look him up and send him a DM if you're interested!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Drive by Shooting - November 5th Edition

Just another drive by shooting... The people of Winnipeg; captured by camera in a moving car on the way downtown and back home.

Set the camera to shutter priority, point, shoot and hope for the best.