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Is it the 17th of Jan already…..?

Yeah, I guess it is! Not a whole lot to write about. I still have not finished the roll of film in my Yashica Electro, or Fed 3b cameras….sad. I know for a fact that I only have a couple of exposures left in each of them too. Truth be told, I did shoot an entire roll of film in the FED, but there was an anomaly when I attempted to rewind the roll. I’m sure it was user error on my part. The process calls for pressing and turning a button to release the spool, but I’ve found that I also need to keep pressure on that button as well. The bad result was the winding mechanism is stronger that the film and will indeed break said film in half, or wherever it decided to rip apart. Needless to say I was infuriated! But, I calmly opened the back and removed the EXPOSED film and inserted a fresh new roll. At least with this roll there might be some more interesting images. The Yashica Electro is simple enough. I’ve also got another roll of film the Yashica 44 TLR (also had a mishap with the first roll of 127 film in that one as well. It seems that if one is not paying attention to the camera on a tripod that one can turn the camera on the ballhead and open the film compartment)….yeah, guilty! At any rate, I think I have learned many valuable lessons. Oh another good one on me-I have a Polaroid back on my Mamiya RB67 and the first photo I took……I took with the dark slide in place….geesh….at least with the 120 film backs there is an interlock that wont fire the shutter without removing the dark slide….lol. I need to get busy with the Mamiya, I’ve got several rolls of black and white film that needs to be shot!

I’m still hanging in there with the #WE35 Project. https://plus.google.com/100280947441119295849

I’ve not taken near as many images as some of the other photogs, but I’m hoping that I’ll get out more in the coming weeks. Work, family and fraternal organizations occupy quite a bit of my time.

Here are my latest contributions to the #we35 project…..

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2 months complete, 10 “mo to go”!

Believe it, another month has came and went. I can’t say that I am unhappy though, I long for warmer weather. I have always been one who enjoys the seasons, but this time around I want winter to go away. This past week of shooting was not so productive. I’ve learned some new Lightroom tips and tricks and am anxious to try them out. However, I need a few specifics images to work on.  I really would like to take some time to plan a fun image. I mean really plan it. From the location, wardrobe, pose, lighting, time of day…yadda, yadda, yadda. With a full time job doing that is not so easy and I am not about to quit working (where do ya think I scape my pennies for this photography stuff)? I also want to finish a roll of film in my Yashica TLR and get it off to be developed and I’ve only taken three shots with it! It’s a color roll and once I send it to the developers, they will advise me if the camera is functioning properly. Once I know the camera is working well, I’ll purchase some Black and white film for it. I had a bit of an oh Sh** last Thursday. I was leaving work and placing my camera bag on the passenger seat of my car. My D700 with Nikon 85mm F/1.8G attached fell to the asphalt!! The nausea was almost immediate. I picked it u and looked through the viewfinder. What I saw was a depth of field preview of about F/22…….no matter what I did, it was dark. I got in the car and took a deep breath. Changed the lens to my 50mm F/1.4G and everything worked! I looked at the 85mm and the aperture tab would move, but the blades stayed stopped all the way down. Once I arrived at home and had the time, I decided that if it was broken, what is it going to hurt if I take it apart..? So I did. I noticed why the blades were not moving, placed the “tab” back into position and…..viola! It went back together and so far, so good. I want to get a lens calibration kit just to make sure that the focus is still good to go.  Whew…..I cannot begin to explain the jaw drop on that one. We are in for some more nasty winter stuff tonight and Monday…..yay…..grumble…grumble….. At any rate, here are the images from last week. Most of them anyway. As always, check out my favorite links and blogs I follow, they are linked somewhere on this page…stay warm! My Photo-A-Day gallery: Here Feb 24th_1 Feb 24th_44 Feb 24th Feb 25th Feb 27th copy Feb 28th-2 Feb 28th-3 Feb 28th-4 Feb 28th Mar 1st_1 Mar 1st_2 Mar 1st Mar 2nd-2 Mar 2nd-3 Feb 26th Feb 26th_1