No Ordinary Walk
/ #Leica M6 #kodak #portra 160 #film /

Here’s a frame of film from an event that I hold close to my heart. It is the annual Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb that is held at Clipper Magazine Stadium. In 2001 I was a television photojournalist working in Philadelphia and was in New York City that day when the Towers fell.  This event pays tribute to those 343 Firefighters that never had a chance while trying to rescue those trapped inside.Firefighters walk the equivalent of 110 stories in full equipment to honor those fallen heroes. This is no ordinary walk in the park.All the proceeds from this event go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. #neverforget

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

No Ordinary Walk

/ #Leica M6 #kodak #portra 160 #film /

Here’s a frame of film from an event that I hold close to my heart. It is the annual Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb that is held at Clipper Magazine Stadium. In 2001 I was a television photojournalist working in Philadelphia and was in New York City that day when the Towers fell.  This event pays tribute to those 343 Firefighters that never had a chance while trying to rescue those trapped inside.

Firefighters walk the equivalent of 110 stories in full equipment to honor those fallen heroes. This is no ordinary walk in the park.

All the proceeds from this event go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. #neverforget

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

There’s More to Dew
/ Yashica Mat 124G #kodak #tmax 100 (exp. 2009) #film /

After running through a couple of rolls on my newly acquired Yashica Mat 124G medium format camera I am generally happy with the results.  I do however, foresee a total cleaning in the near future, mostly with the “taking lens”.  There seems to be a little more fungus on it than I realized.  Searching now for a place to get it CLA’d and it seems that the gentleman from Georgia, Mark Hama is the go to guy for this camera.
Meanwhile. the above image is some morning dew on my neighbor’s front lawn.  He has a wide range of grasses and plants in his yard and this day the sun and dew just did it’s thing.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

There’s More to Dew

/ Yashica Mat 124G #kodak #tmax 100 (exp. 2009) #film /

After running through a couple of rolls on my newly acquired Yashica Mat 124G medium format camera I am generally happy with the results.  I do however, foresee a total cleaning in the near future, mostly with the “taking lens”.  There seems to be a little more fungus on it than I realized.  Searching now for a place to get it CLA’d and it seems that the gentleman from Georgia, Mark Hama is the go to guy for this camera.

Meanwhile. the above image is some morning dew on my neighbor’s front lawn.  He has a wide range of grasses and plants in his yard and this day the sun and dew just did it’s thing.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Back in the Swing
/ #Yashica Mat 124G shot on #kodak  #tmax 100 exp 2009 #film /

Here is one of the first images from my recently acquired 1980 #Yashica 2 1/4 format film camera.  I picked this image of my daughter’s swing that I put in my front lawn back in the summer of 2000 as a first image. I ran a roll of expired TMax 100 (2009) through it for my test run.  I love the larger negative to play with.  I had this image scanned at a local photo lab and I tweaked the exposure a bit with my IPhoto  app.  This film seemed a little washed out but overall I was pretty pleased for a camera that is 35 years old.  I shot this without a battery in the light meter but I did finally purchase one and was very happy to report that the meter is working! Would love to know your thoughts about this camera and if there is anything you see that I should be aware of while using it. I do think that I will invest in getting this camera cleaned.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Back in the Swing

/ #Yashica Mat 124G shot on #kodak  #tmax 100 exp 2009 #film /

Here is one of the first images from my recently acquired 1980 #Yashica 2 1/4 format film camera.  I picked this image of my daughter’s swing that I put in my front lawn back in the summer of 2000 as a first image. I ran a roll of expired TMax 100 (2009) through it for my test run.  I love the larger negative to play with.  I had this image scanned at a local photo lab and I tweaked the exposure a bit with my IPhoto  app.  This film seemed a little washed out but overall I was pretty pleased for a camera that is 35 years old.  I shot this without a battery in the light meter but I did finally purchase one and was very happy to report that the meter is working! Would love to know your thoughts about this camera and if there is anything you see that I should be aware of while using it. I do think that I will invest in getting this camera cleaned.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania