Category : Travel

Test shots from the Hasselblad 500 C/M

If you read my last post, you know that I was testing out a 1976 Hasselblad 500 C/M. The results are in. Not too shabby. This is looking more and more like it might be the next camera added to my collection. I shot one roll of 120 Kodak TMAX 100. The only problem was that I was running that through a Hasselblad A24 back , designed for 220 film. It seems like the first few frames didn’t wind fully […]

There is nothing like a Hasselblad

I shoot a ton of pictures on my Canon digital system. I have probably shot over one million frames in the last eight years. As much as I love digital photography, it is hard to beat the look of black and white film. The texture. The latitude. No instant results. It makes you appreciate the roots of photography as well as where technology has taken the medium. I haven’t shot 35mm film for a while. I have a cheapo Chinese […]

Eagle Cliff Cemetery and Miles Mausoleum

It’s not too often that I go wandering through cemeteries. They always give me a creepy vibe. I can’t help but notice the fresh dirt and wonder if something just went in or just came out. Earlier this week, my girlfriend (who doesn’t quite have an obsession with cemeteries) asked me to go with her to Miles Mausoleum (apparently known as one of the most haunted spots in Illinois, but I will get to that later). She actually found it […]

A week in Colorado

From the moment we landed in Grand Junction, Colorado, all I could say was “wow!” Every direction I looked, there were mountains. I took out Katie’s Panasonic Lumix and started shooting as we left the plane and walked to the terminal. I knew this was going to be a great trip. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the airport to the house we were staying at in Mack, Colorado. We were out in the desert and only six […]

Traveling keeps me up all night

I can never sleep the night before travel. I’m not nervous. I just can’t wait to be somewhere new. Tonight, or rather this morning, is no different. Later today I hop in a plane and head to Colorado. A lot of you may say “What’s the big deal with that? You’ve been all over the world.” This is true. I’ve been to China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Israel and Bermuda, all within the last 5 years. I’ve also been all over […]