bug

Oh hai, ladybug on my tree. Please tell your neighbors to stop falling onto my laptop while I’m working, m’kay? You’re cute, but I’ll squish every one of you if you don’t stop interrupting me.

(via delgrosso)

(you can also d/l this as an iPhone wallpaper here. Because I’m nice like that.)

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Hotel Lenois de Mezieres payeur des rentes 19 Rue Michel le conte (3e)

Hotel Lenois de Mezieres payeur des rentes 19 Rue Michel le conte (3e) – Eugène Atget, 1908

“Purporting to make photographs not as art, but as documentary aids to artists, Eugène Atget left this world with an oeuvre that captured the transformation of Paris at the turn of the last century. Although Atget is now heralded as a canonical figures [sic] in the history of photography, his humble beginnings and methodologies during his photographic career attest to his simple desire to record his city as he knew it.”

-The George Eastman House has just put a huge set of Eugène Atget’s photographs of turn-of-the-century Paris into the Commons on Flickr. Go look at them. Right now.

(via George Eastman House)

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rainy driveway

Pinhole aperture on Diana camera, 1.5 minute exposure on Fuji Velvia 100 reversal film.

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Exposed

old roll of kodak plus-x 120 (exposed)

I recently acquired a set of old film rolls.

Included were two exposed rolls of Kodak Plus-X film.  One was in a 120 size, one in a 127(!) size, both assumed to have been exposed in the 1950s.  I’m taking them to a good pro lab to have them processed, if possible.  Given their age, they might have deteriorated into nothingness.  But they were sealed up as soon as they were exposed, and the person I got the films from was fairly certain they’ve been in a cold, dry place since that time.  If something is still retrievable on the negatives, the results could be interesting based on who I think the film came from originally.

Also, I got two unexposed rolls of Plus-X, one from 1954 and one from 1965, which I’m going to put into my Hassy next week1 and see if I can get any results.  They’re listed as “tropical packaging”, whatever that meant, and the same semi-guarantee of storage in cool darkness for the last few decades came along with these rolls.  We’ll see.  If I get any result at all from any of it, I’ll put it up on Flickr.

(Oh, and there was a roll of Kodachrome 64 from 1978 – it’s probably fogged over and unusable by now, what with getting doused with 30 years of cosmic rays – but I’m going to stick it into the rangefinder and see what happens.)

  1. I only have one A12 magazine, so I have to finish off the roll of Ilford that’s in it now. I wish I could afford a second one.
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