Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Final

What a day.
Okay, not really.
I mean it was a day, but it really wasn't like a real whew! day.
I went out and came back fairly early and spent the rest of day/night developing and scanning film.
It was a retro kind of day.
First there was this:

It seems like cameras fall from trees around these parts!
Kodak Signet 35 circa 1950 or so.
When I first got it I thought it was broke, you know, one of them 'as is' purchases, but after fooling with it a bit I got it to go.
Seems it needed some film in order for the shutter to fire.

The old man can take some pictures!
Not me, the camera!
Okay, I'm kinda old too.
Double ahem.
Another great surprise, that oldfangled thing is pretty darn sharp!
Almost digital like.
Sort of.
Then I busted out the ole Kodak Cresta II:

The more I shoot that camera the more I like it.
Not the sharpest but certainly has a look that I like.
Then came the pinhole camera:

The more I shoot pinhole, the more I like that too.
Especially since I made that camera with my own two hands.
Sort of.
I mean I did use a band saw and a drill press.
Though I like pics that are nice and crispy, there's something about the softness of pinhole that I'm starting to appreciate.
I really need to pic my shots though.
Then it was the Big Pinhole:

Okay, not really a big pinhole, but a big format; 4x5.
As you can see I doubled up and even tripled up on some shots just in case of user error.
New film don't you know.
I also figured that the large format, 4x5, isn't really worth shooting pinhole.
For one thing it costs about a dollar a shot, for another, whatever 4x5 can do 120 can do the same.
More on large format later.
I also shot my Zeiss Ikon Contessa, but I didn't finish the roll, maybe tomorrow.
So it was a very retro photo day.
I kinda like it, using cameras I made and cameras from ancient times.
Once again, my photography is moving in another direction.
I did take some digital shots:

You know, just for fun.
Anyways, I got do some laziness drills as I covered a lot of ground today.
I'm off tomorrow too and I'd like to get out early to fool around some more.
About the getting out early part.

Sunday Early Edition

Or "I'm Going to Get Some Burritos."
Which ever you like.
So yesterday, while I was out cruising for some mangos, I also had my FT66 pinhole camera with me.
I had used it about a week before, when I was testing out that Pony camera, and had a couple of leftover frames to shoot.
You, the reader, remember the FT66:

The shots from last week:

I like this camera for it's easy to double expose.
In fact I can rewind the whole roll and reshoot it if I desire.
I think I'm getting the hang of shooting it; no more weeble wobble blur.
Yesterday's shots:

I missed that last shot.
I meant to get the sun just behind the top of the building, but with no viewfinder I had to guess.
No such luck.
I think some of those shots are amazing, especially since no glass was used.
On the way back to the Flat Tire Command Center (FTCC), I started thinking about getting something to eat.
I pass by this place all the time, but usually on my out or late at night and it's already closed:

According to the sign they are in their 29 year and yep,  they've been there for as long as I can remember.
So I decided to give them a try.
Lemme just say that I got pretty high burrito standards.
Cisco's Cantina in Kailua, which is no longer there, had the burritos which all other burritos will be compared to.
I ordered mine ala carte:

On the menu it says you can sort of customize if you like, but for my first time I decided to go simple; just some green and red.
It was awesome.
I would have eaten two if it wasn't so big.
The shredded beef was nicely marinated and there was just enough cheese for flavor.
Next time some rojo sauce and more of the red and green.
Hell next time might just be today.
Anyways, I got some plans, you know, the kind where they never happen, so I better get packed up and a rolling.
Don't want to waste the day lest some laziness drills overcome me.
If you know what I mean.