Monthly Archives: March 2014

Junk Sale

Junk Sale

My daughter Claire set up a store at a local playground, selling pieces of rubbish in exchange for the wood chips all over the ground. She did a brisk business, but I had to shut her down briefly to prevent her from selling a very sharp steak knife someone had stuck into the ground.

This photo was taken on a 1948 Kodak Tourist folding camera. I picked it up for $25 at a local “antique” store, cleaned fungus from the viewfinder and filed down a couple of 120 rolls to fit the 620 spools. Worked smoothly, and the images are clean and fairly sharp.

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March 25, 2014 · 6:43 pm

Alex Smile

Alex Smile

I bought a 1948 Kodak Tourist earlier this week. I cleaned it and fixed the back. I filed down a spool of 120 and loaded it last night, and today I shot with it. I am impressed with the results. I opened up the viewfinder this evening and cleaned some fungus out of it, It’s all good to go, now.

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March 20, 2014 · 11:49 pm

Windemere Basin

Windemere Basin

Hamilton has many vibrant green parks. Then there’s Windemere Basin, an artificial pond built in the shadow of refineries and steel plants. It’s a great place for water fowl, and a nice bit of nature in the midst of industry. However, it still looks a little dire, and a hard winter hasn’t helped it.

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March 17, 2014 · 12:18 pm

Coldest Night

Coldest Night

On a frigid night (-20 C) I went tromping around downtown Hamilton with my Minolta 5000, loaded with Ilford 3200. I am pleased with the results, though not pleased the block of Victorian buildings near Gore Park is being demolished.

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March 3, 2014 · 10:35 pm