Week 28: the (enf of the) holidays

Monday, July 7, 2014.  The family holidays are almost gone.  We decided to cross the Tajo river and have a look at Lisbon from the other side, and also a little bit of beach time. Being lazy as I can be, I shot again with just my little XA3 camera and a roll of Polypan. …

Week#27 (2014): Holidays!

In early July last year the whole Spotmatix family (and one extra boyfriend) took a plane and went on holiday for a week in Lisbon, Portugal.  Here’s (one of the many) rolls that I shot during that holiday trip.  I was using my Olympus XA3 again. Light and small… I was using it every other…

Week#26 (2014): A tourist in my own country

So we were happy to get the visit of a couple friends from Michigan last year as I was shooting this roll in my Olympus XA3.  We did in two days some of the typical sightseeing (I guess) that many tourists do when visiting Belgium : the medieval city of Bruges, the Waterloo battle site,…

Week#25 (2014): Again, a new camera…

Long time no see… I have more than one year of backlog now.  Am I still allowed to post these 2014 rolls?  I’ll assume yes, if only for trying to complete the project and see for myself if I could keep up.  I certainly did shoot 52 rolls but I have a hell of a…

Homebrew test – paRodinal 1:25

Sitting in a 6×9 film holder for several months has been a roll of Kodak TMax 400 that I started, but never completed in my Chamonix. On Sunday I determined to finish the film for testing with my home brew paRodinal at a dilution of 1:25. If the resulting negatives were satisfactory, I planned to…

Oregon Country Fair

Here are more photos which I managed to salvage from the too-thin negatives I shot on this really outdated film I picked up for cheap.  I sure wish I had overexposed them, so I would have had thicker negatives. It was my first year at OCF, and it was difficult, fun, and a whole new…