Yosemite 2014

We took a little trip to Yosemite last month (first time there!) and during the two night stay I managed to shoot 5 rolls on my Pentax 67. Tried not to post them all… alas, this post came out huge.

It was neither raining nor snowing, yet, she insisted on the Hello Kitty umbrella.


Snowballs at mommy for trying to take photos.


Snowballs at daddy too.






We ice skated alongside the river.


Unfortunately, Hello Kitty was not left behind…klodjana_dervishi_37930006

Grumpy because mommy is still bothering him with the camera. And because his gloves are too big (that’s another story, from another snow trip. to Tahoe.)klodjana_dervishi_37930007

The views did not disappoint. It was sprinkling when I took this one, en route to Hetchy Hetch.klodjana_dervishi_37930010

Before we packed and checked out, I took a couple of portraits with the soft window light. First born refused to be documented.


We watched the deer for a while.


And then Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.


And I mean GIANT.



Nature + nurture?klodjana_dervishi_37950001

In awe of the giants and the amazing sounds.klodjana_dervishi_37950003

Family portrait minus one.klodjana_dervishi_37950004

The rock collectors. Their pockets were full, about one time their respective weights.klodjana_dervishi_37950006



They hid in this “little house”.klodjana_dervishi_37960001

The tree tunnel? Loads of fun.klodjana_dervishi_37960010

klodjana_dervishi_37960003Pentax 67 | Kodak Portra 160, Ektar 100, Tmax 400, Portra 800

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Hasselblad 500C/M | Kodak Tmax 400


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The day the crayons quit.

She picked up the book and just sat to “read” it in the middle of Barnes&Noble. We read it before bed every night.

500CM-tmax400-391Hasselblad 500C/M | Kodak Tmax 400


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The kids loved the Railroad Museum so much they insisted on buying train driver hats from the gift shop. And of course they wore them. To walk, to get a snack and then later to dinner.




Hasselblad 500C/M | Kodak Tmax 400

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the mister

Our Yosemite river view hotel room had very little light, but it was good light. Had to shoot this at 1/15th of a second, right before we packed up and checked out.P67-tmax400-368Pentax 67 | Kodak Tmax 400


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10/10 – Lake Chabot edition

Playing with the Pentax again (yesterday), I shot three rolls – two in color, one in black&white. While the color rolls are off to the lab, the other one was processed last night and scanned today, and I’m sharing it entirely. Sleepy eyes, muddy shoes and all. It was shot last so cooperation from the subjects was at a minimum.









Pentax 67 | Tmax 400

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I always wonder how other photographers shoot and what they get out of one roll of film. And today I’m willing to share my most recent roll.

This Kodak Tmax 400 was shot with my new toy, the Pentax 67. It was rather late when we finally got to the park to join some friends on a hike (they were already quite ahead and on the way back to the parking lot when we finally met them), so there wasn’t a ton of light. Being that yesterday was the shortest day of the year (the winter solstice), I didn’t really expect to shoot anything after 4pm… but I still tried. Could have easily pushed this roll but decided not to, just to see what came out. Confession: I did not take out my meter at all because I didn’t want to be discouraged by the actual reading, which I knew would give me a too slow shutter speed and that doesn’t go well with my kiddos. So I stuck my head in the sand, so to say, and shot as slow as I could, considering my subjects.


The shot I did not include in this post was pretty much a copy of the one of Roberto to follow (left frame).



Half the roll was shot after 5pm. 400 ISO, even at f/2.4, isn’t ideal.
But, with all that said, I love how it turned out. And the Pentax is a keeper, despite the weird shutter sound it makes.




Pentax 67 | Kodak Tmax 400

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window light



hasselblad 500c/m | kodak tmax 400 (at least that’s what i think. this roll was developed and scanned by a lab and i’m too lazy to dig out the negatives. if not tmax 400, might be tri-x 400)

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the beach. my happy place.


a major, huge, post will be coming up with all the film photos from the vacation. just as soon as i have time to put it together…17750003hasselblad 500c/m | kodak ektar 100

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i totally hung my keys up there so she could stay in one place for more than a 10th of a second.7668_12hasselblad 500c/m | kodak ektar 100

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