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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


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

Snow on the Fat Roll

These photos are from Roll 11 of this year’s 52-Rolls Project. Yes, I’m woefully behind. But I’m still enjoying using my cameras and shooting film. Isn’t that what really matters?

To be honest I knew this year would be more difficult than last year. I used the Film Photography Project’s Plastic Filmtastic Debonair for the 2013 52-Rolls Project and each roll with a Debonair gives you 16 frames. That’s a heck of a lot easier than 36. Or the 72 I have in a couple of different half-frame cameras. I’ve been working on those rolls forever!

I shot this roll shortly after we had snow in Arlington this past winter. I love the reflections on the surface of Poplar Pond. And I finally took a photo of that crazy looking tree stump along the trail. The bottom photo is of my beloved Pip, the most fun car ever. I miss him.

All the photos from Roll 11 are on Flickr if you’re interested in more light-leaky fun!

Time’s Up!

Well, we’ve reached the end of 2013. And that means the end of this year’s 52-Rolls Project.

If you’ve been following along, you might remember that my goal was to shoot 52 rolls of film using one camera: the Debonair. I only got through 40 rolls, but I don’t consider that to be a failure at all. I shot LOTS of other rolls in many other cameras over the course of 2013.

I enjoyed getting to know the Debonair. It’s a great little camera. It’s lightweight and is pretty sweet in the vignette, blur, and light leak departments. I will definitely continue to shoot with it.

Here are some of my favorites from the last few rolls of the project:


So, will I have another go at a 52-Rolls Project in 2014? You’d better believe I will! But the “rules” will be a little bit different from last year:

*For one year, I will shoot a roll of film per week using any camera in my collection. I’m not limiting myself to any one particular camera or film this year.

*The week runs from Sunday to Saturday.

*Each week’s roll will have its own set on my Flickr page and highlights from each week’s roll will be posted here on my blog.

*Once the film has been developed and scanned, the photos will be added to the set and posted on my blog. Obviously there will be a delay between taking the photos and the developing and scanning.

My goal for 52-Rolls in 2014 is to shoot up my film stash, give my cameras a workout, and have fun!

Happy New Year!

P.S. I’m also a member of a group of film-loving photographers hell-bent on shooting 52 rolls of film again in 2014. We’ve got a website dedicated to this project: 52Rolls. Check it out!


The 52-Rolls Gang Has a New Blog. You Should Definitely Check It Out.

FPP Debonair

After publishing my last post, I received a lot of positive comments and encouragement about my 2013 new year’s resolution: shooting a roll of film a week using a Debonair plastic camera.

I’m excited to announce that I’m collaborating with a very cool group of photogs on a new blog featuring our 52-weeks-of-film projects for 2013. The blog is called and we’ll be posting highlights from each week’s roll of film there.

You can also see everyone’s photos in the 52 Rolls group on Flickr.

We’ll each be doing something different so it should be a lot of fun to see what happens.

It’s not too late to join us! If you love to shoot film and are up for a challenge, let us know. We’d love for you to come along for the ride.

Uh Oh! I’ve Caught the 52-Weeks-of-Film Fever

This time of year I find myself thinking about new year’s resolutions. While I don’t see myself as a particularly goal-oriented person, there are usually a few things I’d like to accomplish over the course of the next year.

For some reason, coming up with knitting resolutions is a lot easier than coming up with photography-related resolutions.

I called 2011 “The Year of Knitting for Susan,” and I made lots of socks and a couple of sweaters for myself. For 2012 my resolution was to knit through my yarn stash as much as possible and not add any new yarns. I managed to knit my way through a fair amount of yarn and I sent all the acrylic in my stash to my mum who is knitting blankets for shelter animals. I also didn’t add any new yarns to the stash, which meant I went an entire year without visiting my favorite local yarn store, Fibre Space. Now that’s an accomplishment!

My knitting resolutions for 2013 includes spinning. I’m calling 2013 “The Year of Knitting Socks” (to help bust that sock yarn stash I’ve still got) and “The Year of Spinning Fiber Stash.” Knitting goals are easy to set.

Photography is a different story. I didn’t really set any photographic goals for 2012. I acquired quite a few film cameras and increased my film stash by a gazillion, especially Impossible Project and Fuji instant films.

After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve decided to shoot a roll of film a week using the Plastic Filmtastic Debonair camera from the Film Photography Project. That’s 52 rolls of film. I’ve got a fair bit of 120 film in my stash so I’m going to mix it up —  color and black and white, expired and fresh.


I was inspired to take on this challenge by several photographers whose work I admire. One is Nate Matos, who created The 365 Project, “a photo a day task for 2012 using expired film from Polaroid and new film for old Polaroid cameras from The Impossible Project.” Nate’s project ended up as a very cool photo book.

Another photographer who inspired me to consider what I wanted to do for 2013 is Urban Hafner, who’s also planning to shoot a roll of film a week for 52 weeks using his Yashica Mat loaded with Fomapan 100, and do the developing and scanning himself. Urban was inspired to have a go by Alex Luyckx. Seems like quite a few of us have caught the shoot-a-roll-a-week fever for 2013!

So here are the rules for my version of the challenge:

  • For one year, I will shoot a roll of 120 film per week using the Debonair camera.
  • The week runs from Sunday to Saturday.
  • Each week’s roll will have its own set on my Flickr page and highlights from each week will be posted on my blog.
  • Once the film has been developed and scanned, the photos will be added to the set and posted on my blog. Obviously there will be a delay between taking the photos and the developing and scanning.

What about you? What are your resolutions for 2013?