Week 27 | December 14 – 20, 2019

Second to last week of 2019. More shots than last week. But now the rains have come.

I looked through the pictures, found several. Culled them down and now here we are; all from the same morning. All in Fremont.

Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Fremont, Washington. December 19, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.

Week 25 | November 30 – December 6, 2019

The weeks are piling up. Nearly six months with it now. Half a year of weekly photos isn’t much. Not compared to Woody Campbell’s decade long photo a day marathon.

But the commitment to post once a week, the use of three unique cameras and living in (and traveling to) a beautiful area certainly helps inspire the practice.

Here’s a few from this past week:

Volunteer Park, Seattle. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f.
My Office. November 30, 2019. Fuji x100f.
Frelard, Seattle. December 5, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Fremont. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.
Phinney Ridge, Seattle. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.
Fremont. December 2019. Canon AE-1 Program. Silberra u400.

Fremont | Ektar 100 | Rollei 35 S

Kodak Ektar 100 and a late fall morning. That’s a good combination. Loaded in a Rollei 35 S and getting the zone focus right makes it an amazing combination.

Fremont is a Seattle neighborhood with a history of art and quirkiness. Recent years upscale clothing designer Cutter & Buck made its home there. Now Google has taken over several buildings and the funkiness now has a geeky feel.

It’s a great place to walk. Outdoor sculptures, bridges, water and trees make great subjects.

Here’s some shots from late October:

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.

Week 23 | November 16 – 22, 2019

Work is busy. But I spend two mornings a week shooting. A Sunday trip (there and back) over the mountains yielded several great captures.

I’ve reprogrammed the JPEG settings on my x 100f. I’m enjoying the changes. Less Classic Chrome more Pro Neg High.

Winter is on the doorstep. Soon snow will fall on the mountain passes. Rain and wind will drive us inside (too much).

Here’s some shots from the past week:

Fremont, Washington. November 16, 2019. Rollei 35 S. Ektar 100.
Bellevue, Washington. November 17, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Monochrome-R.
Green Lake, Seattle. November 21, 2019. Fuji x100f. Pro Neg Hi.

Week 21 | November 2 – 8, 2019

Sun this week. Warm? Warmer maybe. But the turning of the clocks back has pushed us into the darkness. This is where the drive to shoot starts to wane. Fall colors are still about, just not as abundant. Soon the rains will come.

Here’s some from the past week:

Nordic Heritage Museum. Ballard, Washington. November 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Astia.
Ballard, Washington. November 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Loyal Heights, Washington. November 6, 2019. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Fremont, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. Acros-R.
Seattle, Washington. November 7, 2019. Fuji x100f. iPhone 8 Plus.

Fuji Color Pro 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

Shot awhile back, these photos always pop when they run through my screen saver.

One roll of Fuji Color Pro 400 makes me no expert. In fact, one roll doesn’t even make me an occasional user. I’ve used it once. I liked the results and I should try it again.

A more complete review is here.

Here are some shots.

Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Edmonds, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Fremont, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.
Ballard, Washington. March 2017. Canon AE-1 Program. Fuji Color Pro 400H.

Silberra u400 | Rollei 35 S

OK. I have a new favorite film.

A few weeks back I ordered some Silberra u400 from the UK film powerhouse Analogue Wonderland. It’s a Russian film ordered by an American sent by a British company. I had no idea what I was getting.

The scans came back today and I was blown away by the shadows and contrast. Along with it’s near polar opposite (Ektar 100?) I’ll add this to my rotation.

I particularly liked how it rendered the reflections in the water.

Here are some shots.

Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Fremont, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Ballard, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. October 2019. Rollei 35 S. Silberra u400.