Edmonds

A rainy afternoon shooting some Edmonds scenes.

From Wikipedia: Edmonds was established in 1876 by logger George Brackett, who bought the land claim of an earlier settler. It was incorporated as a city in 1890, shortly before the arrival of the Great Northern Railway. Early residents of the city were employed by the shingle mills and logging companies that operated in the area until the 1950s. The hills surrounding Edmonds were developed into suburban bedroom communities in the mid-to-late 20th century and subsequently annexed into the city. Edmonds is a regional hub for the arts, with museums, specialized facilities, and major annual festivals within the city’s downtown area.

Today Edmonds seems a quiet place. Restaurants, art houses and an old movie theater are filled with people, but not overfilled like so much of Seattle. There’s parking. Even a bookstore.

May 25, 2019

Edmonds, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/210 f/5.6 iso 400
Edmonds, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/70 f/2.0 iso 400.
Edmonds, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/550 f/5.6 iso 400
Edmonds, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/550 f/5.6 iso 400

Hasse Persson and the Nordic Heritage Museum

I visited the Nordic Heritage Museum to see the an exhibit featuring the photography of Hasse Persson. While many of the photos where from the famous Studio 54, there were many other works of mostly documentary material. You can read more at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

I took no photos of his work. But the museum presents many opportunities to use a camera.

All photos JPEG. Acros-R

May 26, 2019

Nordic Heritage Museum. Ballard, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/75 f/2.0 iso 12500
Nordic Heritage Museum. Ballard, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/40 f/2.0 iso 12800
Nordic Heritage Museum. Ballard, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/850 f11.0 ISO 400

Weekend Reads

Some of the best things I’ve read over the past week or so:

On the 35 Hunter  blog, some interesting discussions arose concerning obsessions and how to avoid the potential for negative influences while still harnessing the benefits.

In a strangely related post, on Farnam Street, comes a discussion of Gates Law. “Most people overestimate what they can achieve in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years.” https://fs.blog/2019/05/gates-law/

Russ Roberts, a skeptical economics professor, has a weekly podcast. http://www.econtalk.org. This week’s guest was Mary Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld looks at the nature of our economic activity as buyers and sellers and whether our pursuit of economic growth and material well-being comes at a cost. She encourages a skeptical stance about the ability of more stuff to produce true happiness and/or satisfaction. A link here: Podcast and additional information.

While not a blog post, I came across this phone and description in Kinfolk magazine of a photography book store in Korea. Storage Book Store

The best read of the week was a story in Fortune magazine on the decline of Sears. While many decry the recent corporate raid and point fingers at Amazon (and Walmart) the seeds of Sears’ demise were planted long ago. In fact, it’s market value peaked shortly before my birth a half century ago. Although a bit long, it’s well work a read.

May 11, 2019

Ellensburg, Washington. Fuji x100f 1/210 f5.6 ISO 400

Ektar 100

Film with an ISO of 100 is not easy to shoot in the often dark Pacific Northwest. Shooting it with a zone focus Rollei 35 adds to the challenge. But when it works, the results can be fabulous.

May 17, 2019

Ballard, Washington Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Ballard, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Ballard, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

May 18, 2017

Anacortes, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

Anacortes, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

 

May 19, 2019

Loyal Heights, Washington. Rollei 35 S Ektar 100

For a review of Ektar 100, including a bit of history, check out the review at Filtergrade.

David Aureden did a nice write up on the Rollei 35 for Japan Camera Hunter a few years ago.

 

 

Ilford HP5 Plus 400

Finished a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus 400. Developed and scanned by Moonphoto

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Seattle, Washington. Seattle Central Library.   Rollei 35 S   Ilford HP5 Plus 400

August 2017

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Vail, Colorado. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 Plus 400

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Seattle, Washington. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 Plus 400
Seattle, Washington. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 Plus 400
My Office. Rollei 35 S. Ilford HP5 Plus 400