Tag Archive: Black and White 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.

Ossa 250

I always look forward to seeing what Fritz Harmon has in the back of his pickup truck for the monthly Tuxies Cruise Night. I rode into the parking lot on the far side… Continue reading

“Women Are Beautiful”

The Gary Winogrand show, Women Are Beautiful, opened at the California Museum of Photography yesterday, August 10, 2013. The 85 print selection of photographs of women in public was originally titled Observations of… 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.

The Edge of the Pacific

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

Thinking Square

Because my riding group is going to ride to the coast this Sunday and the route includes pleasure craft harbors in both Ventura and Oxnard, California, I’ve been thinking square for several days.… 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


There is a small story, somewhat short of a vignette, about this photograph. I don’t have the time to write it properly today, since I haven’t sorted through the other images taken in… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

1958 Jaguar XK 150

I find the early Jaguar XK sports cars, the 120, 140, and 150 models, to be objects of great beauty. In my eyes they are the equivalents of classic Indian Chiefs: the 150s… Continue reading

1955 Ford Thunderbird

This ’55 Ford Thunderbird was featured on this site previously in a post titled, Thunderbird Reflections. I saw it both times at the Magnone’s Trattoria and Market Cars and Cappuccino show that is… Continue reading

A Greeves Motorcycle

Greg “Fritz” Harmon (in BSA t-shirt) talks to a Cruise Night attendee about his Greeves motorcycle while his daughter relaxes in a folding chair. The yellow pickup looked familiar as I walked past… Continue reading

Back In The Saddle, Again…

The way I’ve been working with film is a hybrid process. I shoot film, develop it, then scan it for the digital images I use on the Web. For 35mm, I primarily shoot… Continue reading

Two-Tone Corvette

I had several other photographs of this car prepared for this blog post, but I liked this photo so much that I decided to run it by itself. This is another car that… Continue reading

1940 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe. Photographs made at the Magnone Trattoria & Market in Riverside, California with a Nikon N90s, 50mm prime lens, and Kentmere 100 film. I talked to the owner of this Ford… Continue reading

Walk With The Animals

The photographs in this post are from the annual Walk With The Animals event In Fairmount Park, Riverside, California, specifically the event held on March 16, 2013. The proceeds from the event benefit… Continue reading


Photograph made at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California. Yashica Mat 124, Ilford Delta Pro 100 film.

A Guest Post

I’ve never written a guest post for anyone else’s blog before, but Derek Wong, the author/photographer of Straight, No Chaser, and I have been in remote contact for a while, and I wrote… Continue reading

Southwestern Views

My grandson and I were in the car driving across the city toward Fairmount Park, where we were going to shoot film with our SLRs. It would be the first roll of film… Continue reading


Mimi’s Cafe, Corona, California. Nikon N90s, Kentmere 100 Film.