Magnolia Library, Seattle

The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library was built in the early 1960s. The style is described as Northwest Regional Modernism.

The architect, Paul Hayden Kirk, worked with landscape architect Richard Haag to design a library that integrated with the surrounding landscape and marked a distinct break from the libraries build between 1908 and 1921 in the Beaux-Arts Carnegie style.

It won an Award of Merit from the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1965, and garnered the First Honor Award in the AIA American Library Association’s third annual Library Award Program in 1966. In March 2001, the Seattle Landmarks Board voted to add the Magnolia Branch Library to the city’s list of historic landmarks.

More information can be found at this excellent resource: sah-archipedia.

Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Magnolia Library, Seattle, Washington. October 10, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.

Gasworks Park | CineStill 50D | Canon AE-1 Program

Spent a recent morning at Seattle’s Gasworks Park with my Canon AE-1 Program and a roll of CineStill 50D.

It was morning, bright enough for a 50 speed film, but it was cloudy. A review did suggest the muted film was not the best performer in cloudy conditions.

My camera, however, is a stellar performer. I enjoy the 20mm f2.8 lens.

I’ll return to the venue, I’ll take the same camera, and I’ll definitely use the CineStill again.

Here’s some shots:

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.

Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington. October 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. CineStill 50D.

Ballard | Kodak Portra 400 | Rollei 35 S

Fast becoming my favorite camera, the Rollei 35 S is perfect for walking around. The lens is tack sharp when you get the zone focus right. It feels like a small brick.

Portra is a classic Kodak Film. I’ve shot the 160 and the 800. I think the 400 is really the sweet spot.

Here’s a few samples from mid September.

Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.
Ballard, Washington. September 2019. Rollei 35 S. Kodak Portra 400.

Discovery Park | Ilford Delta 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

I haven’t used Ilford Delta 400 before. But there are favorable reviews here and here that spurred my interest.

I loaded my Canon AE-1 with the 20mm lens and went to Discovery Park on two separate but cloudy days. There was even a bit of rain.

My first pass at these, I wasn’t that impressed. But going through them again and finally selecting a few for posting here, I think this film is a worthy addition to my rotation.

Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.
Discovery Park, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Ilford Delta 400.

Ballard | Fuji x100f | Acros-R

Wandered around Ballard on a post night rain Monday morning. Shot with my Fuji x100f. SOOC JPEGs with minimal edits.

Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Ballard, Washington. September 23, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.

Gig Harbor | Kodak Portra 400 | Canon AE-1

Spent the first weekend of September at a camp. Took the AE-1, the Rollei 35 s, and my Fuji x100f.

These photos were with the Canon AE-1 with the 100mm lens. I was using Kodak Portra 400. The photos (and scans) show the depth that film provides. These photos could not be done on a digital camera.

Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.
Gig Harbor, Washington. September 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Portra 400.

Fishermen’s Terminal | Kodak Ektar 100 | Canon AE-1

An enjoyable and sunny afternoon with my Canon AE-1 and a wide angle lens.

Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.
Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle. September 2019. Canon AE-1. Kodak Ektar 100.