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Month: January 2016

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.