last frame of the roll

some unlucky times, the last frame of the roll will look like this. not exactly sure why.
Hasselblad 500 C/M, Fuji pro 400H. from a month ago (slowly catching up on some scanning).


and a couple more, far from ground breaking, shots that were taken when I was still trying to figure out the Rolleicord. Kodak Portra 400

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my very first 120 roll

about a couple of months ago I shot my very first roll with the Rolleicord. what a(n ongoing) learning curve! I know I’m doing it backwards, but here are a few images from then. shot on Kodak Portra 160.

first off, it was so hard (for me, at least) to shoot straight while looking at a specular image on the viewfinder. I am doing much better now 😉


oh yeah, that red smudge on the lower right corner is probably part of my finger. one thing about TLR is that you aren’t actually looking through the lens that will take the picture, but through the twin lens on, in my defense, I just couldn’t see my finger in front of the lens.


last shot of the roll. no make up, hair in a pony tail or so, wearing an oversized shirt (read: stolen from husband’s closet).

somewhere in the middle I took this. golden light and underexposed. made for some very weird skin tones and overall colors.

the rolleicord has its limitations. shooting against the light is one of them. or maybe the results were due to my poor exposure and the fact that the lens needed some more cleaning. at the time I had only cleaned the outside. noticed a huge difference in image clarity and quality once I also cleaned from the inside.


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my loves in black and white

Rolleicord II, Ilford XP2 (400)

I love my son to pieces but he never cooperates for pictures. Drives me crazy. I don’t need him to be cheesily posed, just acknowledge me/the camera.

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when in Tahoe, part II

There will probably more to come in this same post.

Rolleicord+Fuji Pro 400H

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portraits on Mare Island

As I go through all the film I have shot, I realize that scanning negatives is more of a bitch than I initially thought. And I will probably try ordering scans from the lab with the next batch of rolls I mail out. Seriously, there just isn’t any time for me to sit here and figure it out, scanning one roll at a time. With that said, here a few more, very inconsistent (color wise), scans. Shot with Rolleicord f/3.5 on Kodak Portra 160. It wasn’t the best speed for that particular outdoor space, especially with kids involved, but it was all I had at that moment since I was just testing out my first couple of rolls with the vintage camera that had been sitting for over 20 years. If I could go back, I would use the Kodak 400 instead. Water under the bridge.

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daffodils, take two

Another scan from the Fuji Pro 400H shot with the Rolleicord.

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when in Tahoe

I’m still working on scanning the 5 rolls that I got from the lab yesterday. Couldn’t keep this Alice all to myself. Even though you don’t see the snow, it was freezing out there in the woods by the beach.

Shot with Rolleicord II

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