Autumn Play Date on Flickr.
Ben and Trajan throw down, West Coast Style.
The pessimist complains about the long rainy season in Vancouver. The optimist is glad for not having to haul the kids to the water park.
How long have these two known each other? Since before most kids were even born.
Yay, Science! x6 on Flickr.
If you haven’t been following along there’s no way that you’d guess that none of the 6 kids you see here weighed over 2lbs at birth.
Had our ‘now we can call it annual because we’ve done it two years in a row’ NICU reunion at Granville Island yesterday. All the kids are doing great. Of course, with all 6 kids being fully mobile now, it was a little more chaotic than last year’s picnic but, still lots of fun.
Nicholas couldn’t make it out this year but, a couple of Trajan’s other mates from the beep-a-torium were able to make it out yesterday. From left to right: Ella, Sam, Oliver, Ben, Nyana and, of course, Trajan.
Last year’s group shot:
Park it in the Driveway on Flickr.
This is a polaroid, er, fujiroid test shot but, as it will likely be some time before I can get the actual film souped and scanned, I thought I’d share this from today’s larger than life photo wander with Shane and Jeff. What a sight we must have been, schleping our 4x5’s around Granville Island! It was grand fun though and we’ll be doing it again soon, hopefully with more people.
As this is shot on pack film, the image is a little cropped, the intention was to have the whole ferry in the background and, that’ll hopefully be the case with the final shot. I’m starting to feel much more comfortable with the Linhof after running through a box of HP5+ and I’m quite happy with getting the movements very nearly correct on this shot, a bit of front drop as we were about 20 ft above the water line and everything is pretty darn near straight still.
If you’ve got a few screws loose and also find the prospect of schlepping around heavy view cameras on a Sunday morning, you should join our group. Not limited to large format, anyone who likes using somewhat weird stuff can come along and play.
I’ll try to organize another of these outings in a few weeks.
Honda 350 on Flickr.
My buddy Pete gave me a couple rolls of T-Max 100 recently, having decided to stick to colour shooting. I haven’t shot T-Max in nearly 20 years. Always had a love/hate relationship with the film.
I’m pleased to announce that my love/hate relationship with T-Max continues. It’s just spiffy when everything comes together. Remarkable, even but, given that I’m shooting with a 64 year old Rolleiflex, well, the precise exposure required for the best results from T-Max just ain’t gonna happen. Both rolls shot, a couple of successes and a bunch of middling, muddling blech. I’ll stick to my more forgiving old school favourites, Tri-X and the like.
I like this old Honda though, shot near the entrance to Granville Island.