Yellow Springs Walkabout

YS mosaic on Dayton Street

One of the things that attracted me to Yellow Springs is the walkability. I’m just not a big fan of driving everywhere. Here you can walk just about anywhere you might need to go. And it’s a great place to just wander and see what’s out there.

These are from a plain, old Yellow Springs walkabout.

Wildlife Tour

Union Schoolhouse

Front Yard Buddha

Church

The rest of the photos from Roll 03 are on Flickr.

One Roll, Two Downtowns

Downtown Dayton near the 2nd Street Market

Roll number two of this year’s 52-Rolls Project is from a visit to two downtowns: Dayton and Yellow Springs. (Yeah, I noticed all the twos too.)

Railroad tracks

Dayton graffiti

I really do need to do more wandering around downtown Dayton. I’m always happy with what I find to photograph when I go there. This particular day was overcast and drizzly and generally miserable. I had ISO 3200 film in the Holga so I figured I’d go with it. The dusty, scratched negatives from my home developing seem to add even more grunge to the photos.

STOP WAR

The other half of the roll was exposed while walking around downtown Yellow Springs. It was a nice sunny day.

Enjoying a sunny day in downtown Yellow Springs

The whole roll is on Flickr in the Roll 02 Album. Let me know what you think!

Snow in Yellow Springs

This is my first winter in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and so far it’s been pretty mild. We got a little snow so I thought I’d take a walk and start my 2016 52-Rolls Project off with a roll of expired Ilford SFX 200 loaded in a Holga. The film expired in January 2009 and I developed it myself. Talk about out of practice! I hadn’t developed film since 2013 or so. Anyway, here are some highlights:

I call this “The Chicken Coop House” because it’s a house that started out as a chicken coop. Yep.

The Chicken Coop House

Snowman

The Old Union Schoolhouse

This time I’m using a Holga exclusively the project. I thoroughly enjoyed my year with the Film Photography Project’s Debonair. I love crappy plastic cameras, especially medium format ones. The Holga is always so much fun.

As with my earlier 52-Rolls Projects, all of the photos from this roll are in my Flickr Photostream if you’re interested in seeing them.

Backyard Friends

Recently we had a couple of visitors stop by our backyard.

Deer

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Squirrel

The squirrels hang around the birdfeeders all the time, but I was surprised to see a deer relaxing along the woody part of our backyard. She stayed there for a long time before moving on. I’ve been hoping to have deer in the yard ever since we moved to Yellow Springs. I’ve seen them around the village, but having one at our house was a treat.

Photo Mojo

I kind of lost my photo mojo last year. I was just discouraged I guess, what with not really digging where I was living, the prospect of yet another move, an actual move, and getting settled in a new house.

I spent a LOT of quiet time knitting, crocheting, yarnbombing, and baking. Now that we’re coming up on a brand-new year, I’m feeling more photography enthusiasm welling up. Taking a walk  with a couple of 110 cameras on Thanksgiving Day ignited my interest again.

Flowers in the Women's Park

Flower sculpture in the Women’s Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio

In a previous post I mentioned that I’m gearing up to do another 52-Rolls Project, this time with a Holga. I’m planning to post highlights from each roll here on my blog and in my Flickr photostream.

If you’re reading this, I sincerely appreciate your interest. Most of the time I feel like I’m talking to myself around here.

In the meantime, here are a few photos I took on an outing to the Mall of St. Paul at the end of 2014:

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