Flowers and Bees

A few minutes in the garden with a macro lens.

I got this old manual focus macro lens pretty cheap when the pandemic lockdowns hit last spring thinking it’d help pass the time. I ended up ‘essentially’ working through the past year though so it didn’t get the play i thought it would. I Stepped out the front door the other morning and saw the bumblebees on the coneflowers and took the opportunity.

All shot hand held – Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 105 f/2.8 AIS Micro

A Bakers Dozen…

Best Laid Plans….

I started out giving myself a project of picking my 12 favorite shots from 2017 because…. well its that time of year… Anyway, that quickly got out of hand, so I gave up on that and changed the self assignment to pick 12 shots from 2017 that I like but hadn’t posted. That morphed into putting together a cross section of shots from 2017 that represented some experiments, diverse content, cameras and medium (35mm and Medium Format film, and digital). 12 grew to 13… Cuz I wanted the Meek Mill pic in there… So here it is.

Cameras Used: Nikon D300 (Digital), Nikon F100, Nikon FE2, Zorki 4, Yashica D

Films Used: TriX, Kodak Portra 400, HP5, Fomopan100

NE Philly Winter Sunset

Butler and Aramingo – looking south from the Lowes parking lot

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The area around Castor and¬†Armingo Ave – a neighborhood no man’s land between Port Richmond, Bridesburg,¬†Kensington, Frankford, and Tacony – is an old industrial¬†corridor whose mixed fortunes have followed the rise and fall of Philly’s¬†manufacturing economy. Today big box stores, strip malls, vacant lots, light industry, rail lines, and¬†abandoned factories coexist with working class rowhouse¬†blocks and a new ‘luxury townhouse’ development.¬†

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 РDeveloped and scanned by local lab

Nikon F100 28-105 f3.5-4.5 AF-D Lens (75mm 1/320 sec @ f/ 5.6)