Hopewell Pharmacy
Hopewell Pharmacy | Saturday 10 July, 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | ISO 100

Away

Monday

I am so tired this morning. I was up late last night throwing up my dinner. I think I had food poisoning from one of the sausages I ate last night. The sausages had either gone “off” or were undercooked. I put them in the garbage.


Hamish Gill shares his thoughts on the ongoing retro camera design trend, specifically the design of Nikon’s Z Fc.

I personally prefer a dial that allows me to see at a glance where I am within the settings, but this, I believe, is just a simple user experience preference. In fact, I find the same with analogue clocks. I can read a digital clock just fine, just as I can use a digital camera with a jog dial and digital readout just fine too. But somehow, when I look at an analogue clock dial, I get more of a direct and instant appreciation for the time. I have the same with a camera with dials. I’m not going to attempt to explain this in great detail, I don’t feel I need to, it’s just my preference, and I don’t think it needs to be anything more complicated than that.

Wednesday

The photographs from the 36 exposure roll of Kodak Pro Image 100 that I exposed a few weeks ago during our visit to Brick Farm Tavern and East Broad Street have finally been developed and scanned. The Dark Room sent me a link earlier this week.

This is my second time shooting Kodak Pro Image 100. I used Kodak Pro Image 100 last fall, mostly while attending an outdoor beer garden hosted by Flounder Brewing Co. At that time, I was using the Minolta X-700. This roll was exposed using my Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens.

I tried to capture the same images that I exposed on my Fuji X-T2 that day. Swapping back and forth between the two cameras was challenging, so I enlisted Bhavna’s help. I would hand her one camera, and she would hand back the other. I think this is one of the few times that I have exposed an entire roll of 35mm film in one weekend. Out of a 36 exposure roll, I got back about 32 usable images. My only regret is that I didn’t get better quality scans or get some prints made. I guess I could send the negative back to The Dark Room to get prints or scanning the negatives using my Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner.

Montgomery Farmer’s Market
Montgomery Farmer’s Market | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Montgomery Farmer’s Market
Montgomery Farmer’s Market | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM WR OIS
XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM WR OIS | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Bhavna
Bhavna | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Shaan
Shaan | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Brick Farm Tavern BBQ
Brick Farm Tavern BBQ | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sakrid Coffee Roasters
Sakrid Coffee Roasters | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sakrid Coffee Roasters
Sakrid Coffee Roasters | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sakrid Coffee Roasters
Sakrid Coffee Roasters | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Dog Run Bar at Brick Farm Tavern
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm F.17 adapted to Fujifilm X-T2
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sourland Mountain Spirits
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sourland Mountain Spirits
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Sourland Mountain Spirits
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
East Broad Street, Hopewell
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
East Broad Street, Hopewell
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
East Broad Street, Hopewell
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
East Broad Street, Hopewell
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
Hopewell Pharmacy
Hopewell Pharmacy | July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100
July 2021 | Minolta XD-11 | MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2 | Kodak Pro Image 100

Thursday | Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting Away

After two years of physical health challenges from 2018 through 2019 that kept Bhavana and me close to home, unable to travel, we had looked forward to 2020 and the travelling. But, then … COVID-19.

During most of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Bhavna and I looked for safe places to be that we felt was safe. Places to be among people without being “with” those people. That place was the Brick Farm Tavern.

We noted that the owners at the Brick Farm Tavern and the staff who worked there cared about creating a safe space. At first, the owner put out picnic tables space about ten feet or more apart to make the social distance. The staff all wore masks, and we were ourselves required to wear masks when servers came to the table. They opened an outdoor bar in a shed near the bocci court, further reducing risk. It wasn’t the same as being inside, but they made it work. Each week from June of 2020 until January 2021, we dined at the Brick Farm Tavern until it became too cold to sit outside. It was our once-weekly getaway.

We’re out to dinner at Brick Farm Tavern. Again. This time we brought some family to enjoy our home away from home.

Thursday 22 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 3200
Thursday 22 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/550 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Thursday 22 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/150 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Thursday 22 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Thursday 22 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/160 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400

Friday

We were always regulars at Flounder Brewing, but now we are regular regulars.

Friday 23 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 5000
Friday 23 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 1250

Saturday

Matt and Jeff were playing at Hopewell Valley Vineyard. We got a bottle of white in a bucket of ice, ordered a pizza with onions and a side salad, and sat back to relax and listen to classic rock and pop.

Hopewell Valley Vineyard Pinot Grigio
Saturday 24 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/2500 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Saturday 24 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/1800 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 400
Saturday 24 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/4 | ISO 8000
Saturday 24 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 640
Saturday 24 July, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7 | 1/125 sec at f/2.8 | ISO 10000

5 comments

  1. This is quite a post — absolutely fantastic photography, but also with details about how you captured the images. Thanks — I’ve learned a lot.
    There are two shots that I really love in this getting away post: 1) the Hopewell Pharmacy shot and 2) the window display at Sakrid Coffee Roasters. And I’m very impressed with all the food photos — you’ve got the light just right!
    Thanks so much for participating in this challenge. It’s great to see where we’ve all been getting away.

  2. hope you receive from the food poisoning –
    and this post had some great smiles, stills, and lens shots –
    and the Mario boots bright and extra smile

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