Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Evening News

Nesika Beach trees, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
The Instax continues to amaze! Instant film, 2011? Huh? I formalized my thoughts about resampling and sharpening to some degree. I intend to start a 'photography demystified' series of blog entries. The Instax pictures are much smaller in real life. I like that they're enlarged (nearly 300%) to display on the blog and attempt to hold their own with my dslr shots. One thing I know is that no digital camera I've used could evoke this scene. This image makes 57 shots for me on the Instax! I have not been good at all keeping track of the images; film requires more care if shot location and settings are to be recorded.

A few news items this Sunday night.

Guy Clark is retiring from the road! He has three shows in Texas and afterwards won't be touring. Catch Guy in Texas and wish him well. Pollstar listings. At right, there we are 10 years ago!

Guy's songs are some of the very best. When art inspires life, well, what more could an artist want? The Homegrown Tomatoes in Agness, comes to mind. I recorded a handful of Guy's songs last year, but here's one of Townes'. The Highway Kind, the mother of all road songs. For you, maestro!


Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark & Andrew D. Barron ©2001


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Today was brilliantly beautiful.
Nesika Beach tree, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/30/11
It's beehive preparation weather!
Warre Hive box get a new coat of paint, Andrew D. Barron ©1/30/11
More about apiary activities the coming week. There's too much moisture in southern Oregon for the wood to go unpainted. It's somewhat like the fogging of windows in a car. Bees keep their hive at a very warm constant temperature. The temperature and moisture differential starts to pull in water through the wood. So I hope the exterior paint keeps the wet out and our little friends hang out longer. The colony has been struggling most of the year and barely survived the overly wet June. They are in two boxes and I may have to feed them if the spring is super wet. So far, they've been left alone. I don't know when I can feel safe to call them in the clear. I've been thinking of moving the hive to a less shady spot.

Today I tried out Neat Image for removing noise from the h1's images. The software has camera-specific profiles and I figured it may extend the life of the zillions of shots from that camera. Here's a 3-up photomerge that was very iso-noisy. It was a beautiful day yesterday, and yeah, the processing results were very good!
Northwest and UP from Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/30/11
At f/8, the minimum aperture of the h1 is just not enough. This is likely a tiny CCD sensor problem; no need to engineer for an aperture that could not be resolved in the sensor. The optics of the non-Zeiss H1 lens are very good, but the 5+ year old sony just can't resolve details like a newer dslr. Nevertheless, a nice photomerge and capture of what I saw.
Ansel Adams, Think Different (image provided)
24"x36" poster for sale,$300. I'll forward you to the seller, andrewdbarron at gmail dot com.

Ben Maxwell’s "Frankport"

Humbug from Frankport, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
This type of composition is just what the Instax likes.
Humbug from Frankport, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
Remember this image I posted once before? For my little corner of the world, this should be a famous photograph, but I don't think it is. It will be 60 years old this year.
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Ben Maxwell ©7/4/41Frankport from 1941 by Ben Maxwell

I scouted out and found Mr. Maxwell's location. I lent out my dslr, so I was shooting the 'ol h1, which had very low batteries.
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
It's close to his shot, but without the tilt and swing of the camera back, as on a large format camera, I was unable to get it the same in the vertical relationships. If I understand, on his shot the back is tilted forward to get Devil's Backbone to meet the beach/sea contact in the distance. There are some feature changes, like the building is long gone and amazingly, the little point knoll with trees has been massively dynamited and flattened to build a house. Here's a shot with the Hipstamatic.
Frankport, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/29/11
It was fun trying some new things.
Frankport, East of Eden, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
There's a few reasons I dug this book up this week. Steinbeck is probably my favorite writer. The color and texture of the book reminded me of this building shot from earlier this month.
Coquille, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/04/11
On my 14th day in Kentucky, 2007, at WKU in Bowling Green, I was asked to stop taking pictures and leave. (The blog photos for 9/21/2007) Before my misadventure on campus, I found hardbound edition of John Steinbeck's East Of Eden in a thrift store. This made four original hardbound Steinbeck books in my collection and was glad for the 50¢ find. The edition is an odd printing for the Sears Readers Club, and belonged to Robert G. Anderson, whose nice cursive inscribes both covers.

Parting shot today.
Sisters Rocks, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/29/11
I worked on quite a few thing on this very long day. One project is ridiculous, my old Powerbook has another blog entry. It's time to start thinking of 2011's beehive projects, so I did a little looking back and informational blog about the Warre hive I built.

Friday, January 28, 2011

35mm Camera Giveaway

Go on, take it. I don’t need it.
John Lithgow as Dr. Emilio Lizardo • Buckaroo Bonzai
Canon Rebel 2000 giveaway, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11
After I posted this, my friend Jason wrote unexpectedly to say, “This was my first slr. Great meter and fast/accurate autofocus. Very light and small, with a 50 mm attached you can slip it into a pocket. Even the kit lens (28-80mm) that came with this was super sharp and quiet autofocus. Great camera. That Rebel was one of the last film Rebels and had evolved a lot from previous models, think they started selling the Rebel series in the late 1980's. There is a Rebel Ti that is even more compact than the Rebel 2000, and the last film model in that series. I really like the ergonomics of Canon models withe the rocker dial and index finger operation.

I don't think the digital lenses fit the film camera, image cropping would occur on film.”


Wow, thanks for that Jason. Sounds like another “last of the V-8s” for Canon 35mm SLRs.
Canon Rebel 2000 giveaway, Andrew D. Barron ©1/26/11


Yes, yes. The great thing about rural communities is the treasure one can find. I paid US$6 for this camera. There was a Canon lens available from a dslr in ’hood, but it didn’t fit. I put some batteries and watched the shutter close and explored the program and metering modes. This idea came about because I like to practice my natural light product photography. I looked at this pics and thought,“What a sweet camera I'm never going to bring back to life.”

I'm leaning towards large format photography so this camera should go to someone who can use it. You! It’s an adventure to piece the broken past together and make something useful again. You can take the baton on this one. I’ll even help you locate a lens if you’d like. Does it work? Well, almost certainly. Someone's going find out. Super sleuth style. Having run two rolls of film through a 110 camera, it was a very fun experiment

So, what do you gotta do? Not much. Shoot me an email, then, and this is important, reimburse me for the shipping (~$3-$6; more international). Send a check or use PayPal. That’s it! Get you some batteries ($2), some film, a lens, and enjoy your new camera! I was going to throw some Fujichrome Veliva 100 in there and give it a whirl. It’s easy to get. If this ‘share the film photography’ idea works, I have plenty more old cameras to spread around the globe. Indian photographer D. Srikanth was gracious enough to allow display of one of his many fine shots with the Rebel 2000, taken two weeks ago.
Photo by D. Srikanth ©1/14/11
He recalls: f/9.5, 75mm, Fujifilm Proplus 200.
Thanks for that image D. Srikanth!


It’s looking like the test prints are making their way across the world, with confirmations in Denmark and many US cities. The Rusty Mailbox Blog, posted receipt of his barronphotography photo pack on flickr. His picture shows about how many prints equal 1 ounce (a 44¢ first class stamp). Test prints await their road trip to your empty old mailbox!

Photo by Rusty Mailbox of Photos by Andrew D. Barron

He also straightened me out that the Road To Columbus, a great late-era Bill Monroe instrumental, is most likely a travel song about headin’ to Bean Blossom, Indiana. Columbus, Indiana.

2011 is an important year for traditional American music. It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of genius:
Robert Johnson, May 5, 1911 and William Smith Monroe, September 13, 1911.


It’d be a great year to visit the Ridge!
Bill Monroe Memorial Highway, Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Andrew D. Barron &copy79/16/08
I spent a year in western Kentucky and even lived on Jerusalem Ridge for a time. I’m sorry I didn’t make the drive on the Road To Columbus. This year,
I look forward to sharing my many pictures from Kentucky, related to bluegrass and Bill Monroe. Shoot me an email if you want to see something in particular related to WSM!


Here’s a couple of images from today.
The sky outside as I write this blog, Andrew D. Barron ©1/28/11
CCD digital camera (an ’06 h1) image with a simulated Wratten #25 and Kodak 100 TMAX Pro film, courtesy of Silver EFEX. 14 days left on my trial … it’s going to be hard to live without already!
Gold Beach night life, ha! Andrew D. Barron ©1/28/11
It is fun to try Silver EFEX software. Below, an explosive wave crash was shot 2/15/10, but didn’t make it to that blog. There are fine sediments are entrained in the water. This is a favorite location at Sisters Rocks, in central Curry County Oregon. So here’s the color original:
Waves crash, Sisters Rocks, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©2/05/10
And 10 minutes of manipulation (and by no means a ’final’):
Waves crash, Sisters Rocks, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©2/05/10

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Maurine

Thanks those of you who responded to the test print giveaway. There's still plenty to share.
The cabin pond, Gardener Ranch, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©12/05/09
A friend of the family was a career artist. She was an enigmatic spark that got me into Gang of Four and the Au Pairs when I was 'just a sprout'. I already knew both bands from an incredible rock film called URGH! A Music War, first viewed in 1983. Maurine had well worn cassette copies from vinyl for both bands. I've always appreciated her for introducing me to these hard British new wave bands. She was a painter and she died from cancer. There is so much artwork left behind, and one day, I will construct an internet gallery to share these wonderful works with the world.

This photograph hit me as 'successful' while thumbing through the 4x6 stack for the print giveaway effort. At first I thought it another similar picture taken in a different place. The photo above was from my first visit to the cabin where Maurine spent many of her last years. With weight of emotion behind the lens, the photograph can transmit that love or awe. So it made it's way into a frame instead of an envelope. This photograph was two photographs before Chair.

Yesterday there was a forest fire nearby. A friend popped by to 'go chase it.' We didn't find it, but remarkably, an outstanding debt was repaid. And I took these pictures. The thick smoke in the air made for an unusual light. I was in 'writer' mode and not photographer and was glad for the external gear shift.
Cedar Valley eucalytpus, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
This image will be a test for Silver EFEX later today. I am in really bad shape since shooting in raw+jpg in that my little Macbook's hard drive is completely full. I've resorted to working off RAW files directly from the media card (dumb). I am shopping for a firewire enclosure for and external hard drive from newegg. Yet lately have been more interested in print research, instax, black and white photography and lens filters. (1, 2, 3)
Patterson Bridge, Gold Beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11

And I remember the cop with his slicked-back hair
When he told me to get outta here
And I remember the judge with his gold-plated mouth
He said "go live in the North, you're gonna die down south"
You gonna die down south.

Well I’m goin' back, goin' home again
I'm goin' back, to my own again
I'm goin' back, yeah, to my hometown
The one that put me out, the one that laid me down

Terry AllenThere Ought To Be a Law Against Sunny Southern California • Smokin' the Dummy/Bloodlines
this track has a powerful groove, similar to Waylon's version "Ain't Living Long Like This" by Rodney Crowell

I know I promised some music, but it's not going to happen soon. I solved the interconnect problems, though I'm unsure about the preamp hookup. The 'next bend' seems to change everything. There's so many variables in a music performance itself, not to mention that I don't really know how I am going to sync up the audio and video, nor if the recording app will be worth the $10 over Voice Recorder. For what I'm doing, I doubt it. Plus, I've maxed out the hard drives I have, and consistently bring the 3G to it's knees. Those early youtube performances were fun because they were easy. Crap camera, crap audio, rough takes. Fun. Then I got inspired by the work of Pomplamoose, and shopped for a dlsr that could do quality video, too (way back in July). I wanted to try "Thomas Crown Affair" spit screens for some mandolin overdubs. Here it is months later. . . But I kept traveling and taking photographs instead. "Hipstamatic blah blah 110 blah Polaroid blah blah instant film blah 4x5 blah kodak sucks blah blah." Here's to hoping.
iPhone recording studio, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
Will the wind ever remember the names it has blown in the past?

What a great day it turned out to be! Did I finish what I was supposed to? No. The day's photographs:
1.4mm Bluegrass Picks by Michael Wegen, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
I've decided to enlarge the Hipstamatic images to 600 pixels (from 436) after what happened today.

Pioneer cemetery.
Pioneer cemetery, Gold Beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11



Passing truck, 101, Wedderburn, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11

 

 
I. Can't. Believe. This. Shot! There was a girl jogging across the bridge towards Wedderburn. I was trying to shoot the low sun over the Rogue as I drove across the bridge. That didn't work. I pulled over and set up the 'sun hits pole' shot, and wanted to move on; It wasn't gonna be that good. Then I noticed a car coming, so I couldn't pull out. I opted to wait for the moment when the car passed in front of me. Since I was focused on the shot, I could not have known this effect would happen, nor the paint on the truck would match the lens flare angle. Truly, truly lucky.

I really must get the i4. You don't have to know about Jacques Henri (Charles Auguste) Lartigue. You don't have to care. But even though it's a darned camera phone image, I feel honored to capture this echo unintentionally. Cheers!

Rène Croquet’s #6 Theophile Schneider racer. 7/12/1913, Amiens, France.

Sun sets on Greggs creek, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
Well, there it is: my first mundane use of Silver EFEX pro to save a wretched 'John S' shot. I kept the 'Pistil' border as is.
Sun sets on Greggs creek, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Instax 210 Zen

Fuji Instax 210 without film (again!), image featuring D.T. Suzuki's book, Andrew D. Barron ©1/23/11
Not long ago, I treated myself to an audio lecture from Joseph Campbell. Mr. Campbell was friends with Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki. It is important to recognize that the human response and need for mythology is a psychological discussion rather than more volatile arenas. In this talk of the cultural significance of mythology, my ears perked as he mentions photography.

Ophir sunset, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/20/11Now I just want to speak about the phases in the development of any mythology; how does it start and what happens to it? I think that one could say this: that all of the high cultures and low cultures and primitive cultures and charming simple cultures and great big enormous ones have grown grown out of myths. They are founded on myths and what these myths have given is inspiration for aspiration.

The economic interpretation of history is for the birds.

Economics is itself is a function of aspiration. It's what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works, and people who don't have any aspirations, you know the problem of a businessman who can't get people to want anything. It's the want, it's the aspiration, and what is wanted is not simply one two or three meals a day and a bed. That's not enough. It's got to be much more than that to make a life. Now where do these aspirations come from? They come from a very wonderful childlike thing: fascination. Now if you wanted to make money today, I think, I'm no economist, but I'll bet, the thing to do would be to invest your money in something like cameras; things that people play with, things that they're fascinated by.

These fascinations are the creations of new activities.


Joseph Campbell, Myths Give Inspiration for Aspiration.
Recorded March 1, 1967 at the Cooper Union, New York City. Series 1 in the collected lectures


I'm a few days behind in dealing with exposures on my dslr. I posted the Hipstamatic image at right on 1/21/11. Below, what the 'good camera' saw as a 3 shot photomerge, and closer to my vision for capturing the scene. As Brian Reagan says, "They're both good. They're both . . . favorites."
Sunset, Ophir beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
Last night (Monday), I caught the sunset with the 3G camera. The best camera is the one you have. Two exposures stitched:
Sunset, Ophir beach, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/20/11


Today is Tuesday and the light was soft and 'doughy'. It was interesting and this photograph caught what was.
Nesika Beach fence, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron ©1/25/11
I am going to send some Instax prints out for high resolution scanning at DSI ($15) and see if I can get away with 8x10 enlargements. The quality and character of the instant film is exactly what I had in mind for this shot, well before I ever heard of the Instax 210.

The valley, slowly carved by Euchre Creek, embraced the falling rays of light. With a bored yawn, the sun painted over man's industry affectionately.
The Old, Old House, Euchre Creek Road, Andrew D. Barron ©1/19/11
We live in the city of dreams
We drive on the highway of fire
Should we awake and find it gone,
Remember this, our favorite town.

Talking Heads • City of Dreams

If these 236% enlargements work, I know you'll want one. Technical framework: for an 8"x10"@300dpi one needs 60,960 pixels on the 8" side. This means the Instax scan will need a working resolution ~1800 dpi. In one test, I could not discern between jpg compression levels at 67%, 75% and 82% on 4x6 test prints. More importantly, I've been unable to evaluate dpi precision with Kodak gallery. My suspicion has always been that digital photo labs perform an-across-the-board resampling down to some maximum. You will likely NEVER get to the bottom of these critical variables from Kodak Gallery. Suppose this max is 300dpi. Sending a 500dpi image is no different than sending a 300dpi in terms of printed dpi. However, YOU are more likely to be careful when resampling. Knowing if/what this maximum is would conserve internet bandwidth not to mention the performance improvements on your own computer. Wouldn't it be nice to know these simple variables? But then, we're talking about the company that made their own spool for 120 film and called it 620. They also superseded a functional small-negative (110) format to introduce an horrific 15-frame Disc format. In this change, the already too small negative of 17mm x 13mm of 110 was supplanted by 11mm x 8mm and NINE fewer exposures. Lab processing accommodations to compensate for this tiny negative were not enforced. Did the people fall for it? Take a look at your photos from 86-95. Did the people love the Disc camera? I haven't heard. I discuss some of these stories in a previous blog.

The trick when dealing with analog scans in Photoshop is to have the 'photograph' being worked on. If PS adjustments accentuate the 'scan quality' then you're on the wrong road.

I have a black and white print project looming. I was strongly encouraged to try out Nik Software's Silver EFEX pro for b+w conversion. Take a gander at this 'right now' Shutterbug pre-press article interview with Eric Luden about the enthusiastic state of black and white photographic prints from digital images. Looks like a long, black and white night ahead for me!

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110 Print scans / The 110 Experience

The Minolta Pocket Pak 440E, Andrew D. Barron ©12/18/10
This camera belonged to a very special person.

These photographs and this story are to honor his 22nd birthday in some small way.

Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/18/10
Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/18/10

I live in a rural coastal community. Previously, I scouted out the drugstore for film supplies when buying lens cleaner to use on the untested Polaroid. I checked the two grocery stores. This is an 'online ordering' place to live.
Gold Beach film selection 1, Andrew D. Barron, ©12/17/10Gold Beach film selection 2, Andrew D. Barron©12/17/10

110 film hasn't been widely distributed since 2009. Kodak and Fuji stopped producing the stock in 2010. Adox is trying to work out the kinks for reintroduction of b+w film stock.

My Dad always called it "Chicken Shack," a chain of more-frustrating-than-not electronics stores that can be found anywhere in America, though what you're looking for is rarely there.

I purchased an AA battery holder to modify the Polaroid and was surprised to see faded Pentax accessories, especially considering my recent book find. The store owner reflected upon his once-thriving Pentax dealership. But no 110 film, not for "years and years."

On this same day, 12/17 my friends called while traveling through Bandon Oregon. "You need anything from Radio Shack?"

"Why yes. Do they have any 110 film? It would be a miracle if they did."

Two cartridges of were bought at a discount because of the considerable expiration: 09/2002.

What a lucky break! We were all pretty satisfied with our accidental and mildly triumphant group effort.

I loaded it up the next day 12/18 and went out shooting.
Kodak Gold 400 film expired 02/2009, Andrew D. Barron©12/18/10


Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/18/10
It was time-travel for me. After so many years snapping digital and 'being serious,' this camera was altogether different. To clink the plastic shutter with the analog leap of faith that an image would come later was disconcerting. It takes a long time to shoot a roll of film when you're aware of what you want to capture with a grainy 110 photograph. The first 14 shots were mostly not good. Like other unsuccessful shots, they will find their way to interested people with my print sharing efforts.

Two days later, a stormy, rainbow sky led me towards Libby Pond. On the way, the perfect subject appeared!
Empty Old Mailbox, North Bank Rogue River, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/20/10
This image has been featured on the Rusty Mailbox blog. Thank you Mike. (Digital alternate)

Libby Pond was flooded and access to the memorial wasn't possible. The rain and lack of sunlight were tough for the few digital photographs, and not at all suited for the Minolta. I paused to figure out the macro focus slider on the 440E before continuing on the photodrive upriver, around Lobster Creek Bridge.
Fern, Libby Pond, Curry County, OR, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/20/10

A few moments later, the clouds broke in the most stunning way. Justin's Rainbow.
Rainbow, Libby Pond, Curry County, OR, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©12/20/10

Justin's Rainbow, Libby Pond, Curry County, OR, Andrew D. Barron©12/20/10
That night, I stayed up to attempt to photograph the lunar eclipse through the clouds. 12/20 is presented in this blog.

I put in the second cartridge without verifying the camera and film were working. "Is this a good idea?" I asked myself. On December 29, I was at the westernmost edge of the Lower 48: Cape Blanco. That day's blog is here
Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©
What a lens flare! "Yes. A good idea."

The 48 exposures seemed to take forever, though it had only been two weeks. On New Years Day, I was itching to complete the 110 experiment and send the cartridges to the lab. On other photographic fronts, I was experimenting with long exposures of moving water with my dslr. At the swollen banks of Euchre Creek, the 440E took the first shot.
Euchre Creek, Curry County, OR, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©1/01/11
The long shutter experiments were unsuccessful on this day. The final exposures for the 110 experiment seemed to fly out of the camera after a few days passed.
Port of Gold Beach, Curry County, OR, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©1/03/11
I stopped at the Wedderburn store to check again for 110 film. Wedderburn is another forgotten echo of times gone by, perched on the steep northern banks of the Rouge River. I perused a book of photographs down the Rogue river shot with a large format camera. The deli clerk gave me a funny look when I asked if he'd consider making a grilled cheese sandwich. It wasn't on the menu, and he warned of not having the right grill. With a swiss and provolone on sourdough soaked from being grilled in nearly rancid margarine in hand, I struggled to get it down. I crossed the street and walked to the footing of the Patterson Bridge, looking back towards Gold Beach. There were signs of homeless shelter. With grease dripping down my left arm, I felt grateful for my circumstance. I whipped out the Minolta:
Patterson Bridge over the Rogue River, Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©1/03/11
“Clink”

I took my last photowalk with the 440E on a loop I knew well, miles to the north.
Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©1/03/11
ldquo;Clink”

Minolta AutoPAK 440E 110, Andrew D. Barron©1/03/11
ldquo;Clink”

ldquo;Woo hoo! I can send this in now!” But some logistical things came up. I sent the package on January 12th.

The camera has been in their family since it was new in about 1978. Turning the pages of my friend's life, this image jumped out of the album, from around 1978.
Port Orford sunset, Curry County, OR, ©1978?
The remarkable richness of color and superb quality of the grain did not come through on the scan. This is easily one of the best looking 110 shots I've seen.

The Minolta Pocket Pak 440E will probably be retired along with commemorative enlargements from these two rolls from 2010. Thank you little buddy. But the 110 experiment is not over.
Expired Kodak 400 Gold 110, image featuring 'The Elements of Color' by Johannes Itten ©1970, Andrew D. Barron©1/25/11
As if on cue, the remaining films were picked up this afternoon. Also, an email:
"This camera is available, and in good working order. If you won't be up in Portland any time soon, we can ship it down to you by USPS Priority Mail for $7.00."

Will the remaining cartridges of 110 film find their way to the light through the incredible Pentax Auto 110? $87 for a "last of the V-8s" micro SLR from a trusted shop? Or perhaps more reasonably priced alternatives?

110 stuff, featuring Time Life's 'Photography Year 1973', Andrew D. Barron©1/25/11
Photography Year 1973. Thanks, mom!

Dedicated to Justin Lang. You're loved and missed.

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