This weekend we went out on a surprisingly cold evening to see the lantern display at the LA Arboretum. I took my Olympus Pen-f digital fitted with the 7artisans 25mm lens. (These images are resized for web JPEGs straight out of the camera as I am without photo editing capability this week)
I had a few minutes to spare on my way to the UK on a recent trip and couldn’t resist braving the heat outside and get a few pictures of the Theme building which is situated at the centre of the LAX airport complex.
This is an iconic building and classic mid-century ‘googie’ design; I’d love to get inside someday.
All pictures shot on Olympus Pen-F Digital
I shot this roll of FujiPro 400 over a few weeks as I didn’t manage a full photo walk and shoot it in one go. I used the Vitomatic II for this as my Prominent and Sensorex are both away for a service at the moment and it’s been a while since I used this one anyway (I was also inspired by a few recent posts and comments on 35mmc).
Still like this camera and it remains a favourite especially for travel as it is compact and self contained.
As a result there is a range of subject matter… Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #14”
Seven? What happened to Six? I here you ask…
Well Six was a dud. I loaded a not-long-expired Portra 400 into my Mamiya C330 and something didn’t go right meaning the roll didn’t feed right and I ended up losing it; luckily(?) this all happened before i could even take a shot so at least I didn’t waste much time or lose any actual shots (still annoying though).
For #7 then I chose a fairly fresh roll of Ilford PanF plus 50 which I think is ideal for my 1940ish Voigtländer Bessa Rangefinder –
I had a reason to go down to the airport and took the opportunity to snap the wonderful Theme Building (would love to tour inside one day).
Film 5 was Kodak Portra which I shot in my Miranda Sensorex as it’s last hurrah before it goes up for sale. I have two and only need one, the other is away for CLA and so once it gets back should be in top shape; this one which works really well can find a new home.
I do like Portra; it’s becoming my preferred choice for colour film photography.
I found this odd structure down in LA; it seems to be a 30 foot periscope of sorts. I suspect the mirror at the top isn’t the original as it is not very effective. The weather was dry (ish) and I managed a few shots.
Also found a junk store that I had never noticed before; it’s all outside and they have some fun items which made for a few interesting shots. Continue reading “The Thirty Six: Film #5”
Part of ‘The Thirty Six‘ project this year to try to shoot the 36 films I have in stock.
This is a part of film #4 which was Ilford Delta 400 35mm using my Voigtländer Prominent (w/Ultron 50mm) to shoot.
I’ve visited this station just off of downtown LA a few times and I love it features. It was built in the 1930s and is a mix of Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne styles.
For this visit I happened to be meeting a friend coming into town and decided it would do no harm to arrive a little early and see what shots i could find; as it was her train was delayed and I had a couple hours to wander around. Continue reading “Union Station, Los Angeles”
It was my birthday last week and my fiancee asked me what would I like to do. I didn’t really have anything that I could really think of other than photography time. So, she agreed to accompany me on a photography walk downtown in LA and as she was looking for a few things we started in the ‘fashion district’.
My fiancee is someone who likes to have a plan and ideally an itinerary, by the very least a goal to aim for. By contrast I am happy to wander aimlessly just looking about and seeing what I see.