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Mamiya 35 Executive

As well as being roll 22 and 24 of my 36, this is also a review on another new to me camera; the Mamiya 35 Executive.

I am not really sure why I bought this as I have several other 35mm rangefinders two of which are very good and my ‘favourite’ brand.  But Mamiya is also a trusted brand for me and when browsing recently to find a replacement for my soon-to-be-dead Mamiya C330, I stumbled across this.  It wasn’t cheap so I can’t use that to justify my purchase.

I didn’t actually know that Mamiya made 35mm rangefinders and so seeing this, I was intrigued.  Continue reading “Mamiya 35 Executive”

The Thirty Six: Film #21

I shot a roll of Fuji Pro 400 using a new camera acquisition in the form of the Mamiya 35 Executive; I’ll do a full review of the camera in a later post when I have shot another roll (or two) through it.
In the meantime this roll came out really good and I’m very happy with the results that this camera returned.

I shot some of the film on the streets around where I work just capturing scenes that I saw.

Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #21”

The Thirty Six: Film #16

Like the Voigtländer Prominent, my Miranda Sensorex  has just had a CLA and for it’s first run out I used FujiPro 400 film.

Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #16”

The Thirty Six: Film #15

Just got my Prominent back from a full CLA and slapped a roll of Kosmofoto in there as soon as I got it home.

Decided to underexpose this roll slightly as previously I have struggled with the extreme contrast of this film with blown out highlights – I think it prefers the northern Europe weather. Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #15”

Where’s Juliet?

This is another picture from the Burbank Post office, I really like this composition and the way the shadows fall from this balcony.

Olympus Pen-F

The Guardians

I recently had time for a few shots around Burbank city centre and as it was dark I took my tripod to stand my Mamiya C330 on.

This shot was taken outside the Police and Fire department building and is of a large bronze statue which is a tribute to the Fire and Police officers of Burbank.  It is by noted artist Shiela Cavalluzzi and was erected around 1998.

I’ve taken a low angle focussing on the firefighter with the Police officer hidden behind.

 

Burbank Main Post Office Building

I spent a couple of hours recently photographing a couple of buildings in downtown Burbank; City Hall I have already posted about today is the Post Office on Olive Ave.

The building is an Mediterranean-styled building containing elements of the Spanish Colonial Revival, the Mission Style, and the Pueblo Style. It was designed and designed and built in the mid to late 1930s Continue reading “Burbank Main Post Office Building”

Burbank City Hall

I had a little time to spare at the weekend recently so decided to take some pictures of a couple of historic buildings in Burbank.  First up is City Hall.

This is an impressive building in one of my favourite design style ‘Art Deco’  Continue reading “Burbank City Hall”

Burbank Car Classic

I happened to be in downtown Burbank this Saturday and the annual Car Classic event was going on.  I took the opportunity to wander around with my camera.

Continue reading “Burbank Car Classic”

Crumbling wall

Just in time for the weekend, here is my entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Textures

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Taken on Kodacolor Gold 200 using Voigtlander Bessamatic with Zoomar lens

…also a hint for an upcoming post

 

Church – Alameda Ave

As I mentioned here I stopped by this building earlier this week to get a few pictures as I find it an interesting building.  I’ve always been interested in churches as architectural subjects as they often differ from the norm.  Here in California particularly they often stand out from their surrounding neighbours as they are commonly in commercial or industrial areas where  boring cubes dominate.

I was lucky enough to get there as the sun was getting lower in the sky which gave me some nice light and shadows.

Here are a few images Continue reading “Church – Alameda Ave”

Saw this little fella (a Fence Lizard I think) sunbating whilst hiking on Verdugo mountain at the weekend
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Sorry this is nothing special; been working for over 26 hours so this is the best I have today

Part of my Photo Month Challenge

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Part of my Photo Month Challenge

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Old rail cars (railway carriages, UK) covered in graffiti

Part of my Photo Month Challenge

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