Roll 29: Lake Tahoe

By far, one of my most favorite photo subjects is Lake Tahoe.   I just live too close to this blue mecca to not be enamored with it.   For my entire life, it has never failed to awe me with beauty.    Even luckier for me, I have a few random work days that cause me…

2 Tracks - Holga photo by Susan Stayer

Binging on Holga

Yet another Holga roll! I’m blaming Holga Week 2014 for getting me excited about shooting with various Holga cameras again. (See my previous post, Holgas! Holgas! Holgas!) I wrote “Holga-ing Around the MPLS Photo Center,” a brief blog post about this roll, and as usual, the whole roll is on Flickr in the Roll 21…

Week #23: and yet another new toy

I shoot a lot during the week days.  I mean work days.  Yes I do have a day job though so this is limited to before/after work (sometimes) or lunchtime (most often).  This week we had some nice weather so I got out a couple times and walked in the city with a new (to…

Long exposure with sparkler

Roll 25: Old Diana in Denmark

Sometimes I see a shot taken on a toy camera that I like, but most of the time they just look like ..well…moving on- Because of this I have not been inspired drop $50+ on a Holga or Diana because really, I could smear oil on any lens. Then, a week before our trip to…

Week #22: the crappy photos

Nothing wrong about the Pentax Pino 35.  Well the name is funny but that’s not wrong.  When I shot an expired roll of color film in it, just for testing that this basic camera still functions as it was supposed to, I didn’t have much hope anyway.  I developed it as black and white (as…

Week 31: Peabody Museum, Yale

My brother, sister-in-law and young niece were in town visiting, and we went to see the Peabody Natural History Museum on the campus of Yale University in New Haven CT. My niece is 4 1/2 and already a budding biologist, with a great fascination of dinosaurs, insects, and most any animal.  So this was a perfect…

Roll 29 – more pinhole at the beach.

Hi there! Boy, it’s sure been a long time since I’ve posted. I have been debating whether or not I should even continue this project. It’s not that I’m not taking photos, it’s just that I am terrible about being organized about it. I have been encouraged to keep posting so I will. I hope…