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Osbornb PRO 7:05pm, 29 December 2006
December 29, 2006
Hello, my Flickr friends. I live on the US west coast in San Diego. I'm looking forward to sharing my impressions of 2007 and learning more about the rest of you. May everyone have a Happy New Year!
Digital camera breakdown on January 22 - photos now on film, so there will be delayed posting.
New edit:
Well, folks – I'm getting weary of trying to get a decent film photo every day, so I don't plan to be updating this thread very often, if at all. I'll be checking back to see how you all are doing, though. Best of luck!
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Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
The steps (Feb. 7) are in Florida Canyon at the end of Cypress Avenue. You or your friend have worked at all the places which seem to me like good places to be employed. I always thought it would be fun to part of the Ken Cinema family!

@the garibaldi -- How did you guess!
ebilflindas 12 years ago
The couple times I've been snorkeling I've been amazed at the vibrant colours below the surface, especially those orange beauties!

btw, I gave you the rundown on my podcast list over on my thread. I'd copy & paste here, but I've finally caught what's been goin' round, and I want to do as little as possible!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
lramiro520 12 years ago
Just catching up with your thread. I can't wait to visit San Diego again. Won't get to do it until November, but it will be a very pleasant change of scenery from the snowy weather of upstate New York!

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eelend PRO 12 years ago
nice shot
Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
February 8, 2007
February 8, 2007 - Thursday

Spent a long time getting ready for company, moving the computer, putting books away, and even accomplishing some real cleaning. But I had to get out, so I walked over to the Marston House, a local historical site, and took this photo. It's the side door, which I have pictured before on my stream. I also took a Fuji Superia color photo, which isn't nearly as appealing to me as this one. I decided to take backup photos since I'm developing my black and white film at home and am quite capable of ruining an entire roll of film.
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
February 9, 2007
February 9, 2007 - Friday

Busy day, mundane chores. I set the Holga on a tripod and took this long exposure.
Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
February 10, 2007
February 10, 2007 - Saturday

The long anticipated and delayed visit of our friend, Don, from New Orleans finally occurred. This photo from the Olympus Stylus Epic was in color, but it looked lousy. I don't think Fuji Superia 100 is the best choice for flash pictures indoors. I had the red eye flash mode operating and forgot how long the flash process takes, so I ended up moving too soon, hence the blurring.
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
February 11, 2007
February 11, 2007 - Sunday

A gentle rain fell today.
lramiro520 12 years ago
Great photos from the 8th and 9th. Loving your Holga shots! I've never developed my own film before, but now there's this old, but functional enlarger sitting just down the hall from my office at work. Because of renovations in my building, people are getting rid of all sorts of equipment that hasn't been used for years, so I'm planning on claiming the enlarger. I just need to find a way to get it home...and find a place to put that gigantic thing in my apartment!

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Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
@Iramiro520 --It's been a long time since I've used an enlarger. I hope you find a place for yours. Printing photos is the best part, but just developing and scanning the negatives is fun too. Thanks for stopping by!
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
February 12, 2007
February 12, 2007 - Monday
At the zoo--when a visitor wants to go to the zoo we always oblige, but sometimes we make them walk too far. Don was good, though. He lasted about two hours.
Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
February 13, 2007
February 13, 2007 - Tuesday
Again at the zoo--guess I can't stay away. I was shooting into the sun, holding the Olympus with one hand and shielding the lens with the other. This is about the best color I've gotten out of this roll of Fuji Superia 100.
lramiro520 12 years ago
Your zoo is ginormous. I didn't last very long either...until I relized that there's that sky tram and bus on the zoo grounds :)

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Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
February 14, 2007
February 14, 2007 - Wednesday
We went to see Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game" at the Ken Cinema. The photo was taken on the way out after a very satisfying experience of seeing this film classic for the first time. I used no tripod for this photo on 100ASA film, just trusted the spot metering to make the right assessment.
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
Thanks, Marc!
The Boris Godunov was the 1869 version before Rimsky-Korsakov revised the score. Which one did you play?
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
I didn't know there was a Shostakovitch version. I gather it was never intended to be performed in a full production. Interesting details about the conductor.

Glad you like the bridge shot of February 6th.
Osbornb PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 12 years ago
February 15, 2007
February 15, 2007
We're having a photo viewing session on the patio. Our New Orleans guest (off camera) has just come back from visiting another friend out in Alpine, California (east of San Diego in the mountains). My partner is holding a 35-year-old photo taken in Oklahoma. We are both in it, as well as another friend from Oklahoma who is also visiting out in Alpine and is best friends with our guest. (It's complicated.) The best friend (not the guest) probably developed and printed the photo but we can't remember who took it. The reason the photo is even out of the album is that J. and I are going to give a 40-minute talk to a group of gay men who are having coming out issues. We were invited because we've been partners for 35 years. Apparently most of the men in the group don't realize this is possible. We made a our presentation a couple of hours later on this day, and it was a success. I'd never done anything like that before.
msspider66 12 years ago
Together for 35 years? It is wonderful to hear about long term enduring love. It gives the rest of us hope.

[Ms Spider66]
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
Yes, it's 35 -- thanks for the comment!
eelend PRO 12 years ago
35??? Jeez, congratulations!!!!
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
Thanks, eelend!
Osbornb PRO 12 years ago
Thanks, Marc. It really doesn't seem like so many years, but we could tell that the younger guys at the meeting thought it was a very long time. What was surprising is that there were a few fellows in the group older than we are!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Knowing that you're sharing film photos adds to the viewing and reading in your diary. That's a wonderfully endearing tidbit to learn about you!

And I love the shot from the Ken!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 16, 2007
February 16, 2007

We went to a Mexican restaurant, where they serve cuisine from central Mexico, based on recipes provided by the owner's mother. It was really good. This was our New Orleans guest's last day in San Diego. He goes back home for Mardi Gras tomorrow. Started a roll of Fuji Neopan 1600 in the point-and-shoot Olympus Stylus Epic, an experiment.

Thanks for the comments, folks!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Is that Chilango's, down off First?
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Yes, it was Chilango's. The waiter, Victor, didn't charge us for the beers, which I think is because our friend had such a nice conversation with him in Spanish about Mexico. We intend to go back to sample more of the menu.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 17, 2007
February 17, 2007 – Saturday

Back to normal routine. Visited the library downtown, where I picked up a new book about the fall of Rome, which I think today has a certain enhanced relevance. Also checked out some books about Provence for my armchair traveling.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
All these years and I've never eaten at Chilango's...I must make it a point to try it out soon.

Sounds like some good reading material...the fall of Rome, indeed!

And "armchair traveling"--I like the sound of that!
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 18, 2007
February 18, 2007 - Sunday

My partner in a moment of exuberance scatters blossoms for special photographic effect just after we viewed the Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art. It was a fantastic show!
msspider66 11 years ago
Since looking at your picture I have had the song "Kayleigh" by Marillion going through my head.

"Do you remember the cherry blossom
in the market square?
Do you remember I thought
it was confetti in our hair"

[Ms Spider66]
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
That's a nice lyric -- thanks!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice shot :)


eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
Marc: Thanks -- Yeah, I like contrast. The fact that I was thinking about developing 400 ISO film when I actually had 1600 ISO film in the tank probably saved this image. I hope the Leibovitz show comes to somewhere near you. It's inspiring. Lots of black & white along with the gorgeous color.
Eelend: Thank you, too!
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 19, 2007
February 19, 2007 – Monday
Another rainy day, which is quite welcome. We had a coffee at Cafe Italia in Little Italy this morning with a new friend from the Y as the rain was coming down. It was nice to have the pleasure of meeting someone new and enjoying the infrequent experience of sitting in a cafe when it's wet outside. Later I stepped out on our patio to take this photo as the weather was clearing.
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
February 20, 2007
February 20, 2007 – Tuesday
This building is going up near our gym. It will be the tallest residential tower in the city. I doubt that any of the people who buy a unit here will be interested in joining the nearby YMCA.

I started exposing a roll of color film in my new Quad-Cam camera that I bought at the art museum after the Leibovitz exhibit. It was only about $11 with my 10% members discount. The shutter mechanism makes a loud one-second-long grinding sound and produces four sequential photos in one frame.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 21, 2007
February 21, 2007 – Wednesday
Such an uneventful day, except I had a great workout at the gym after stretching class. Usually I'm too tired, or not motivated, to continue after class.
This house is on Upas Street in San Diego across from the Girl Scout camp in Balboa Park. I had the red filter on the Holga.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 22, 2007
February 22, 2007 – Thursday
Another Holga with the red filter, taken I was heading west down to Little Italy and then south to downtown.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 23, 2007
February 23, 2007 – Friday
I pass by this dirt road quite often on my way back from shopping in the neighborhood. It's one of the few unpaved streets I know of in the area. There are some bungalows down at the end, but I think I've only been down there one time. For some reason, I just do not go there, preferring only this vantage point. In fact, today I allowed myself to walk just a few feet further to frame up this photo. Maybe I just like the mystery of the place and want to keep it that way.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
these shots are fantastic
i want to see more!

eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thank you! :-)
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 24, 2007
February 24, 2007 – Saturday
This was taken out the window of the bus heading home after a really pleasant afternoon walk, three or four miles, past volley ball games in the park--everyone out enjoying the day. There used to be a great used bookstore in this building, but the owner, whose name was Joe Herwig, retired and closed the store about 1990. I still have quite a number of the books I bought from him. He was a real gentleman.
meh_20000 11 years ago
wow! your b&w photos are amazing!

~ shannon (scenes from the mundane)
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Shannon. Much appreciated!
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
February 25, 2007
February 25, 2007 – Sunday

Developed what looks to be an interesting roll of Neopan 1600, which makes up for the yesterday's disappointing 120 Tri-X. I'm only as good as my last picture, heh. Speaking of which, today was the prelude to Oscar night, which we filled up with a morning stroll to the zoo and in the zoo. Then it was time for the opera matinee, Samson and Delilah. It was sold out, apparently due to the mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves' being in the cast, but it was actually Clifton Forbis, Samson, who stole the show. It was a lavish production, and I had surprise after surprise as I gradually realized that I knew most of the "tunes" because we have an orchestral suite from the opera's score on a CD that my niece had given us sometime ago and I'd forgotten that was of this opera.The two intermissions were 25 minutes long, due to complicated set changes, so we got home after the Oscars had already begun at about 5:45 p.m. Not to late to see Al Gore! (To Al: Please run for president!)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
fantastic!


eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
February 26, 2007
February 26, 2007 – Monday
We went for a morning visit to the Salk Institute with C., a friend from the Y, who is on a sojourn from New York. Coffee afterwards in La Jolla at the Pannikin Cafe next door to D. G. Wills Books. We learned that the bookstore is going to play host to playwright Edward Albee on Easter Sunday.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Fantastic shots, all! This one at the Salk is amazing, especially with the one shadowed corner. I know those unpaved roads of which you speak. For me, it's the fact that some of them are someone's driveway that usually keeps me from exploring them.
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
lramiro520 11 years ago
Just stopping by to do some catching up on your thread...I think my favorite of the bunch is the one of your partner's special effects with the blossoms!

And re the feb25 photo: seeing a live opera is one of those things that I want to do one of these days. I don't listen or watch opera very frequently, but I think they are just so beautiful.

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Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, everyone! I must get back to the Salk with my Holga. This is the only one I took while I was there.
Ebilflindas: I see you are as careful as I am about not making incursions on other people's property. Even dead-end streets keep me away because they seem private.
Iramiro520: I do love the blossom scattering photo also. We were just so happy to have seen the Leibovitz show! I hope you can see an opera soon. The Metropolitan Opera has the HD screenings now in local movie theaters, which I'm told are a whole to way to view opera. We're going to go see one soon.
lramiro520 11 years ago
Yeah, I've heard about those HD screenings...they sound really cool! Probably not quite like seeing it live, but probably the closest you'll get in terms of quality if you can't actually attend the live performance!

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Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
February 27, 2007
February 27, 2007 – Tuesday
Rain this morning, nice clouds in the afternoon. This is the Embassy Hotel. Not a place I would recommend, but it provides shelter for some rather needy people.
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
February 28, 2007
February 28, 2007 – Wednesday
This house has appeared in my photo stream before in an entirely digital picture, but this is different, being originally on film with the Holga camera. The house is for sale, by the way, but the real estate market has slowed way down. There's a wrought iron gate, so I poked the camera through it to get this shot--and almost fell into yard when I leaned against the gate, which started to swing open because it wasn't locked. The plastic chairs amuse me. I think they must have been placed there to add interest for prospective buyers.
msspider66 11 years ago
the house looks beautiful. I think I would have gone with different chairs though.

[Ms Spider66]
ebilflindas 11 years ago
What a beautiful house--what street is it on?

I wouldn't recommend the Embassy Hotel, either, but I definitely recommend the Islander Grill, which is housed next to the lobby. Guamanian plate lunches--similar, but with unique differences to Hawai'ian joints, like L&L (over on 5th & Robinson).
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
I've been wondering about the Islander Grill. Thanks for the recommendation. The house is at Vermont and Pennsylvania, near the dead-end dirt road.
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
March 1, 2007
March 1, 2007 – Thursday
I'll have to settle for this photo today. I took the plastic frame out of the Holga so I could have some vignetting–I like that part.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 2, 2007
March 2, 2007 – Friday
Walked through the canyon on my way home from the gym. This was taken about 8:15 a.m.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
it looks spooky

eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
That's the Holga effect sometimes. Actually it was a lovely morning :-)
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Marc! Claude Simon has been on my to-read list for years. I do like the photo, even though I kind of downplayed it earlier.
lramiro520 11 years ago
Nice composition. I do love nice scenic walks after working hard, be it the office or the gym. It's a nice reward.

The Other Side Of The Fence
msspider66 11 years ago
you are fortunate to have some lovely areas to walk through. Nice work!

[Ms Spider66]
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Iramiro520 & Ms Spider66!
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
March 3, 2007
March 3, 2007 – Saturday
Taken on a leisurely three-mile walk downtown to the gym (bus back). We like to hike to the Y sometimes because it's nice to have already worked out somewhat by the time we get there. The time of this photo was about 0900, and the marine layer was just beginning to burn off.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 4, 2007
March 4, 2007 - Sunday
We drove up to Torrey Pines State Beach today for the low tide, arriving about two p.m. in advance of the low-water mark at about 3:30. It was more overcast than we expected but still a beautiful day. We walked about three miles down to the north end of Blacks Beach. The highlight at these low tides is always to be able to walk on the sand on the west side of a huge rock, called Flat Rock. We don't get the opportunity very often. Otherwise we have to take a narrow trail carved out of the cliff above the rock. These two men in the photo above were fishing. Just beyond them there were dolphins swimming. We saw one who seemed to be just having a good time body surfing.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
I appreciate your comment, Marc. I had an orange filter on the Holga and decided to push process the roll, which worked on this frame pretty well. On others the highlights were completely blown.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
this picture is amazing
very well done, very dreamy


eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Eelend!
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 5, 2007
March 5, 2007 – Monday
On the way home after accompanying a friend across the park.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 6, 2007
March 6, 2007 – Tuesday
This is a Chestnut-Breasted Malcoha in the zoo's aviary. These birds always appear to be very curious about visitors, and today I also learned that they are rather territorial. Shortly after I took this photo, the bird started moving closer and closer until he was so near that he was able to bite my hand, twice in fact. Next time I'll yield the space.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 7, 2007
March 7, 2007 – Wednesday
After stretching class, I'm standing at the corner of Fifth Avenue and C Street waiting for a bus up the hill and testing my fastest lens with a fast film. This the House of Blues, which used to be the old Woolworth store, next to which they constructing a condo hotel in a very small footprint so that the street is always partially blocked by equipment. The House of Blues has some good entertainment and some big-name bands from time-to-time, with a funky New Orleans voodoo decor. We went in once to sample the seafood gumbo, which wasn't so good, but then neither was the food at Woolworth's lunch counter.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 8, 2007
March 8, 2007 – Thursday
A plug for the Museum of Photographic Arts -- taken about 8:00, finishing up the morning workout by walking part of the way home.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 9, 2007
March 9, 2007 – Friday
If only we could...
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 10, 2007
March 10, 2007 – Saturday
My partner points out a hibiscus bush he planted 16 years ago in front of the apartment we lived in for 17 years. We were on our way to the gym, but we don't pass by here very often.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 11, 2007
March 11, 2007 – Sunday
We went to the zoo for an hour or so on Sunday morning, and this is an Iris Lorikeet eating some fruit. The photo was taken through the wire mesh, blurring the image, but I liked the tonal range well enough to upload it. Being members of the zoological society we can visit the zoo as often as we wish, and since we live so close, about 15 minutes' walk, we go often.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Analog delay is correct. Tell your daughter I appreciate her comment about the House of Blues photo. The Museum of Photographic Arts does have a huge archive, but I don't know if they specialize in film stills. Wouldn't be surprised, though. I'll see if I can find out.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
...neither was the food at Woolworth's lunch counter...
LOL I love it!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
the balcony from March 8th is fantastic


eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, all, for commenting!
Marc: I will be careful.
Eelend: I don't suppose you have anything as "colonial" as the architecture in the March 8th photo in Madrid -- or as fake. What you see is Styrofoam. That building completely burned to the ground in 1978, so the "original" stucco and chicken wire was replaced with plastics.
Ebiflindas: Did you ever sample the food at Woolworth's?
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
March 12, 2007
March 12, 2007 – Monday
Started a roll of 400TX film with 36 frames yesterday. When I took this one we were heading back home down the freeway after a walk on Pacific Beach, where I took no photos. I'm a little leery of beach photos on sunny days, especially with black & white, because the ultraviolet is so intense that makes very grainy pictures. I need a better UV filter for my lens. In desperation I took this one from the car.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 13, 2007
March 13, 2007 – Tuesday
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March 14, 2007
March 14, 2007 – Wednesday
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March 15, 2007
March 15, 2007 – Thursday
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March 16, 2007
March 16, 2007 – Friday
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 17, 2007
March 17, 2007 – Saturday
We had a busy day, first with a community forum hosted by our congressional representative, Susan Davis. It turned out to be at times raucous, with hecklers and everyone trying to get more time for their favorite issue. Then we attended the anti-war rally downtown, where I took the above photo with Ghandi passing by.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
that's a pretty good representation of Ghandi, even before reading the caption I recognized him.
Osbornb PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Osbornb (member) 11 years ago
It's good Gandhi, at least for San Diego ;-).
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 18, 2007
March 18, 2007 – Sunday
Clouds all day, no sunshine.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 19, 2007
March 19, 2007 – Monday
Patio shot, which usually means I didn't go anywhere today, except for the gym. We waited for a plumber most of the day.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Marc: you've just caught on to the San Diego ethos, which is, "It's so nice here, why go anywhere?" Of course people do, but some like to call it "lotus land." You're also correct about the long streets.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 20, 2007
March 20, 2007 – Tuesday
Finally finished the roll of 400TX, 36 frames, which makes it "professional." I tire of 36 frames.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 21, 2007
March 21, 2007 – Wednesday
This is frame number one of a new roll of film in my Holga. The roll that I'm planning to push process two stops, so the speed increases to 400 to 1600. I was standing at a bus stop at Kettner and Broadway, so I could have a good vantage point to see the light that was reflecting off the two towers with dark skies behind. It's about 8:00 in the morning, after the 6:15 a.m. stretch and tone class. The old Santa Fe train station is in the foreground. It was built in 1915.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 22, 2007
March 21, 2007 – Thursday
Dusk on my street. There was a thunderstorm moving in from the east, but as usual it didn't amount to anything.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Marc. The chemistry is getting more and more fun. The wiring is especially for you :)
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 23, 2007
March 23, 2007 – Friday
I've walked by this house many times in my life, and now I have a photo.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 24, 2007
March 24, 2007 – Saturday
Only one photo taken today.
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
March 25, 2007
March 25, 2007 – Sunday
We went to the zoo this morning, where I went "holga" wild, finishing up one roll and starting another, eight frames exposed!;-) So of course as soon as I got home the completed roll got put in the tank and developed. In the photo above, these boys seemed to having a good time framing up their compositions, and they didn't notice me.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
love this shot
it looks like it was taken in the past


eelend's 2007
Osbornb PRO 11 years ago
Thanks, Eelend. Some people like to use sepia for their Holga shots, which makes them look even older.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmm i don't like sepia very much
i think it's nice, but i think the bw gives all the "old effect" a picture needs
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