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Bloomington Revisited

Back in January of this year I went to Bloomington, Indiana, to do what I’ve been calling a “reconnaissance mission”: spend a few days checking a place out to see if we might want to live there. Previous trips took us to Portland, Maine; Anchorage, Alaska; Madison, Wisconsin; Missoula, Montana; and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. (Lots of Ms in there, I know!)

In Bloomington I shot a couple of rolls of Rollei Crossbird film in a vintage Diana camera. Here are some of the highlights from those two roll:

All the photos from both Roll 5 and Roll 10 are on Flickr if you’d like to take a look. And be sure to check out the 52-Rolls Project blog to see what my colleagues are up to.

Retirement Reconnaissance Trip No. 5: Bloomington, Indiana

Back in February I flew to Indianapolis, Indiana, and then drove to Bloomington, home of Indiana University. I was on what I call a “retirement reconnaissance mission.”

We’ve done a few of these trips now (Madison, WI; Portland, ME; the Twin Cities, MN; Pittsburgh, PA) and Bloomington was the final one. This time I went by myself, which meant that I could fool around with film and cameras as much as I liked without worrying that I was holding things up.


These photos are from my wanderings around downtown Bloomington and the IU campus. To see the entire roll, please visit The 2014 52-Rolls Project: Roll 05 set.

For this roll I used a vintage Diana camera loaded with Rollei Crossbird film. I ALWAYS end up with a fat roll when I use the Diana, but I don’t really mind. In fact, I kind of like it!