Locking Mechanism

Dodd_LockI rigged my Yashica 44a to take 35mm film instead of 127. It worked out well, but I fogged the film a little as I tried to wind it back into the cartridge by hand.

Note to self: a “pretty dark” room is not the same as a “completely dark” room.

“This was one of our failures.”

1. Drag tripod out from behind couch.
2. Get camera from drawer.
3. Attach camera to tripod.
4. Level tripod.
5. Move tripod back as far as possible.
6. Re-level tripod.
7. Meter the light.
8. Set exposure.
9. Set aperture.
10. Take picture.
11. Detach camera.
12. Put tripod away.
13. Open drawer.
14. Peer intently at dials on side of camera.
15. “Did I forget to focus?”

I Wasn’t Kidding About the Leaves

A couple more leaf pictures.  These were done with the most tempermental camera I own.  And that’s saying something.

Plight of the Small Farmer

I think the pictures from my latest garage sale camera tend to look like they came from a National Geographic magazine circa 1974.

That totally makes up for the lens being just a smidge radioactive.