Ornaments on the tree

Ah! Christmas is almost here. So, with that in mind, here are a few pictures from the past few days. This was all shot on TMAX 400 pushed to ISO3200.
Ornament pictures wouldn’t be complete without this requisite shot either….


Finally, some of our outside lights.

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Happy Holidays everyone, and Merry Christmas!


Thanksgiving Prep

The table

I know (or believe) that most people looking at this picture are going to find it boring. It is my sister in-law’s dining room table being used as a staging area for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. I like this picture.

I’m not entirely sure why.

I think that there’s a play between the somewhat static overall appearance and the angles provided by the candlesticks and lights. I just can’t put my finger on it.

Anyhow, I also managed these somewhat more pedestrian shots from my in-law’s house:



I took several shots of the wine glasses, but couldn’t quite make the image that I had in my head. Rats.

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I’m a bit late on posting this, I’ll admit. I’ve got one roll of developed film to scan, and two to develop. As always, it’ll be a surprise to me to find out what I shot.

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Around the Sandbox

I developed a roll of film two days ago and yesterday was my first chance to look at the negs. I never remember what’s on one roll or the other. It’s a surprise every time. I remember seeing this picture. We were all around the sandbox in the backyard (with me lugging around my C330). At the time it was the reflection in her eyes that made me want to take a picture. Looking at it now, it seems to be a secondary draw in the picture. Luck favors the bold I suppose.


I also managed to grab this picture of Sarah and Norah. I quite like it. But, of course, I’m highly biased. I say grabbed, but really there’s no grabbing a shot with the Mamiya. It takes me forever to focus!


Finally, this was our attempt at a group shot. Suffice to say that I had many hostile models that morning.

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Fading Flowers

The flowers (roses, I think) at the arboretum are losing their battle against the cold. They’re wilting and browning around the edges. Certainly they’ll be back next spring, but it’s a bit sad to see them go.

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Arboretum Entrance

Arboretum Entrance

It’s a bit stark and bleak, no? We are heading towards winter and so all the plants, flowers, and leaves are gone.

6cmx6xm negative scanned then toned in Lightroom.

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U of I Arboretum

University of Illinois Arboretum

I shot a roll of film at the University of Illinois Arboretum last week. I’ll be posting a few pictures over the coming days.

Scanned and toned in Lightroom.

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