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Scenes from the Day Spike Came Home

A photo shoot with my niece the day her family’s dog, Spike, returned after he’d been missing a few days last summer.

One day last summer when my sister and her family were away from their house for a few hours, one of their dogs, Spike, escaped. It was a harrowing few days until Spike showed up on their doorstep early that Sunday morning. My niece and I decided to do a photo shoot to commemorate Spike’s return. Of course, I managed to get a few of my niece on her own too 😉

 

Lomography Diana F+ • Kodak Tri-X 400

July 2016

Late Entry {BIFscale}

For long-time readers, you may remember my discussing redscale film a few times in the past. This February (and at least one February prior,) the leader of the #believeinfilm community has spear-headed a month of redscale photography, affectionately known as #BIFscale. I decided to participate this year, and I loaded my Yashica-Mat with a roll of Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 film. I loved the results I got from that combination of film and camera last time I used it, and it did not let me down this time either.

As you can tell, this isn’t February, and the #BIFscale16 photo contest allowed entries until March 15, but I didn’t manage to get my film developed by that date either! So consider this my late entry for #BIFscale16!

I kind of spent half a roll on this Impala while doing my daily photo project

I LOVE this! Happy Day cleaners in Midtown Memphis

Art supply center in Midtown

Instax mini from my daily photo project

As I was setting up this shot, my Yashica-Mat fell off the table and dented its waist level finder hood :'(

Checking the camera’s functionality after the aforementioned fall it took at the coffee shop

Yashica-Mat • Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (shot mostly at 25 ISO)

{Crossbird}

In rekindling my love for m42 lenses this year, I decided that I wanted another 28mm lens to round out my Fujica ST605N kit. The beauty of m42 mount cameras is that there are LOADS of lenses available for them from many different manufacturers. Lots of research and an airmail parcel from England later, I found myself the proud owner of a RMC Tokina 28mm 2.8 lens.

While it’s certainly not ideal for testing a lens’s performance, I happened to load Rollei Crossbird 200 in the Fujica for my first roll with the Tokina. And, my, the resulting cross-processed photos were colorful!

Beach theme for the auto auction’s anniversary sale this year

Mustang Cobra with flame paint job

Motorcycle

Flames

More beach themed decor

Vespa (it’s actually grey)

Car dealership waiting area

Chevy Deluxe coup

’69 Chevelle Malibu (also seen here)

Family dinner at Avellino’s

Snapping some wide angle shots around Coldwater, Mississippi

Fujica ST605N • RMC Tokina TL 28mm/2.8 • Rollei Crossbird 200

{Takes and Outtakes}

Takes and outtakes from a recent photo shoot with my niece. Silly/serious poses.

Fuji GA645i Kodak • Portra 160NC, expired 2006

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