Tag Archive: Analog Photography

The Mustang Corner

Seen at Tuxies Cruise Night: These Mustangs were parked together in their own corner as if huddled together against the horde of other cars. I’m not sure what that was about. Maybe it… Continue reading


Yashica Mat 124, Ilford Delta 100 film.


This photograph was made on August 9 at Tuxies Cruise night. I was walking around with the Yashica Mat 124 and three rolls of Ilford Delta 100 film. These car fins were lined… Continue reading


I walked into UCR’s California Museum of Photography to see the Gary Winogrand show, expecting that the $3 entrance charge had been upgraded to $5 or so. It had been some time since… Continue reading


This Cobra was at Tuxies Cruise Night last Friday. Beautiful car. Almost as nice looking as the Jaguar XK series in my eyes. I wonder how it drives and rides. I was shooting… Continue reading

FDA (Film Depletion Anxiety)

My wife Lisa can attest to this: I rarely get anxious about anything. There may be a couple reasons for my generally low anxiety levels. 1. I’ve lived long enough in this particular… Continue reading


Nikon N90s, Kentmere 100 Film. Made at Anza Narrows, Riverside, California.

Coast Ride

My riding group went down to the Pacific Coast and back on Sunday, August 4. It was a 338 mile round trip for me, which is not a bad ride for a single… Continue reading

The Edge of the Pacific

Nikon N90s, 28mm prime lens, Kentmere 100 Film.

1941 Ford Convertible

This 1941 Ford convertible had extensive body remodeling done to it. Even though it was not stock by a long shot, it looked quite good to me. I wouldn’t mind parking it outside… Continue reading

Sandstone Fixation

Of late, I have been somewhat fixated on the sandstone outcroppings in the Cajon Pass. On Sunday morning I took a quick look at the sky, thinking about the outcroppings, and though it… Continue reading

A Surprising Development

On June 29th I woke at 4:00 am with the idea that it was a good time to ride to Joshua Tree. It wasn’t an idea that I had before going to sleep,… Continue reading

Hard At Work

For several days, we’ve had temperatures well in excess of 100 f. We spend as much time as possible indoors, away from the heat. With no posts for a few days, it may… Continue reading

A Younger Eye

These photographs were made by my nine year old grandson at Tuxies Cruise Night on June 14, 2013. He typically shoots a Minolta X 700 with a 50mm lens, but didn’t have it… Continue reading

Digital Yosemite

Getting ready for the Yosemite ride nearly two months ago, in addition to the Yashica MAT 124 and Nikon N90s film cameras, along with many rolls of 120 and 35mm rolls of film,… Continue reading

Mill Creek Ride

It was misty early Saturday morning and as often happens on that day of the week, I woke with a particular riding destination in mind. I wanted to ride up Route 38 into… Continue reading

Motorcycles and Coffee

These photographs of motorcycles were taken during two visits to the Cars and Coffee show in Irvine, California, with a Nikon N90s loaded with Kentmere 100 film. Cars and Coffee is very motorcycle-friendly… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee Again

It seemed that it would be a “one tank” ride: Meet at an off-ramp in Corona, ride to Irvine for the Cars and Coffee show at 6:00 am, then return to the Inland… Continue reading

Another Kentmere 100 Review

As far as I know Harmon Technologies, the mother company of both Kentmere and Ilford, does not know I exist and there is no particular reason that I should appear on their corporate… Continue reading

Going Postal

For nearly three weeks, Derek Wong, the author/photographer of Straight, No Chaser, has been waiting for his Portra to be returned to him from the lab that developed it. In a recent message… Continue reading


Sometimes I think I’m likely to vomit the next time I spot an article whose headline indicates that it is yet another “Color versus Monochrome (Black and White)” or “Film versus Digital” exposition.… Continue reading

Cloud Cover

This photograph was taken at Sycamore Canyon, Riverside, California. I used a Nikon FG and Kentmere 100 Film.

Pentax IQZoom 835 Test Frames

To test the Pentax camera mentioned in the previous post, New (to me) Pentax IQZoom 835, I loaded a 24-frame roll of Ultrafine Extreme 400. The photos from that test roll shown here… Continue reading

Proof Sheet

During the years when I was shooting large amounts of digital photographs, I decided to get in the practice of culling out the many photographs that were duplicate frames or crap. After uploading… Continue reading


Saturday, May 25, was the first time all of my grandchildren were in the same place at the same time. I’d been looking forward to that event for several months, so I was… Continue reading

Analog Journey

Strictly speaking, this article is only concerned with an extremely thin slice of time during my analog journey. Some years ago, after shooting digital for a decade, I began to feel that I… Continue reading

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Photographs of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird made at Tuxies Cruise Night with a Nikon N90s and Kentmere 100 Film. Click on one of the above photos to see them in gallery view.  

A Mid-Spring Ride

A View of the Mojave Desert from Route 2 in the San Gabriel Mountains. At 159 miles round-trip, a ride to Newcomb’s Ranch on California Route 2, the Angeles Crest Highway, is not… Continue reading

Fujica Compact Deluxe

I eyeballed this Fujica Compact Deluxe for several weeks before buying it from Dan Kagle at The Darkroom @ Division 9. Introduced in 1967, the Compact Deluxe has a Fujinon f/1.8 lens, shutter… Continue reading

Palm Springs View

This photograph is a view of one of our favorite places, the courtyard and pool area of the motel where Lisa and I stay when we go to Palm Springs. This was made… Continue reading

The May 8th Rant

I originally titled this post “WTF?”, then decided to clean it up a bit (at least the title), but that information tells you what I really thought about this at the time. After… Continue reading

A Yosemite Ride

Above: View of Yosemite Valley from the west. From the pullout immediately east of the Wawona Tunnel. Yashica Mat 124, Fuji Neopan Acros 120 Film. As always, click on a photo to view… Continue reading

The Keene Cafe

So Tim Devantier and I were sitting at one of the picnic tables outside of the Keene Cafe, minding our own business and taking a break from the long ride home from our… Continue reading


This photograph of Dogwood blossoms was made in Yosemite Village in the parking lot of the Ahwahnee Hotel on April 27, 2013. I used a Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm lens, and Kentmere 100 black… Continue reading

In The Wind

I’m on the road today, riding back from Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can think of me as currently riding through the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevadas at… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee

These photographs were made at the Cars and Coffee event on Saturday, March 20, 2013, using my usual Nikon N90s and black and white film. I was attending the show with my son… Continue reading


It is a phenomena I’ve noticed many times at public events: Carry and shoot with an obviously “real” camera and most people will get out of your frame or stop themselves from walking into your… Continue reading

Mountain Yucca

On Highway 74 between Palm Desert and Hemet, California, I had just entered the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation in the San Jacinto Mountains when repeated sightings of blooming Yucca plants made me pull… Continue reading

Beauty and Beauty (Beauty Driving Away)

Saturday morning I had just spied this beautiful 1961 Corvette among a herd of a couple hundred classic cars, when I noticed a beautiful woman walking into the frame I was visualizing of… Continue reading

A Quick Peek

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm Manual Lens, Kentmere 100 Film.