Showing posts with label Photo by Dale Merrill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo by Dale Merrill. Show all posts

Oct 18, 2019

Film Photo Friday 20: 29% Continents and Islands

A view of the world from a street in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shot on a Lomography Diana Mini using Kodak Ektar 100 35mm film.

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Oct 11, 2019

Film Photo Friday 19: Slate Grey Departures No. 1

The water of Lake Huron is legendary for its blue color. It's not uncommon for the skies above it though to be a slate color of grey.

Shot on a Minox 35GL using Fuju Superia 400 35mm film.

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Oct 4, 2019

Film Photo Friday 18: White Light/Wong Heat No. 1

Port Huron weirdo rockers White and Wong bringing a blissful disturbance to the Citadel Stage on the last day of August, 2019.

Shot on a Holga 120N using Arista EDU 400 film.

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Sep 27, 2019

Film Photo Friday 17: Cenotaphs of the Big Three No. 2


Put the top down. The fins are always up!

Shot on a Zorki 2C from 1956 using Ukranian made Astrum 400 film.

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Sep 20, 2019

Film Photo Friday 16: Picnic Invites Never Sent

This weekend marks the last one of summer for the year. I live within walking distance of one of the Great Lakes. I only ever made it to the beach maybe two times this year. The lack of visits wasn't by choice. Life just commanded things that way.

Shot on a Lomography Diana Mini using Ilford HP5 film.

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Sep 13, 2019

Film Photo Friday 15: beauty and virtue

In death, how roses are used mean different things. A wreath of roses represents beauty and virtue.

Shot on a Smena Symbol using Kodak UltraMax 400.

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Sep 6, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 14: The Sky's Done Fried

The summer swelter makes one wonder why the sky hasn't turned from cool blue to a flaming red.

Shot on a Lomo LC-A using a bit of somewhat exposed Fuji Superia 400 35mm film.

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Aug 30, 2019

Film Photo Friday 13: Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!

Yeah, because if I see any pink flamingo, be it a real one, a plastic one or even one made of metal I'm gonna blurt out at least one line from the film.

Shot on a Holga 120N using Lomography Color Negative 400 120 film.

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Aug 23, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 12: Tavern Trinkets No. 1

The decor of watering holes is something that always catches my wandering eye when whatever other distraction finds a lull.

Shot on a Lomography LaSardina using Lomography Xpro 200 35mm film.

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Aug 16, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 11: Pink Petals No. 1


Summer blooms and slight light leaks. In a world that can be hectic, sparing a moment to give the former a whiff can be seconds of bliss. The latter happens for a myriad of reasons older film camera.

Shot on a late 70s model of the Ukrainian built FED 5 (ФЭД 535mm camera using Fuji Color 200 film.
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Aug 9, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 10: El Rauncho

Their breakfast at this place was one of the legendary cheap "hangover cures" in the area. That was ages ago as the place has been long gone for a while now. How was the rest of their food? I never knew but figured there was more than just one reason why it was always (semi-lovingly) referred to as the El Rauncho.

Shot on a Holga 135BC using Kodak Vision3 100t film.

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Aug 2, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 9: I Got Your Number

A song about finding a number written on a bathroom wall. Oh, there's many of them. You can hum your favorite one of the sort if you wish while looking at this Film Photo Friday choice.

Shot on a Lomo LCA using Agfa Vista Plus 400 film.

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Jul 26, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 8: Obelisk No. 1


Big money condo development in a low paying town. Give the illusion that the city is "coming back" though more people keep moving out the area than moving in.

They've been working on these "luxurious waterfront residences overlooking the St. Clair River with spectacular views of Lake Huron" for well over a year now. I took this photo about two weeks ago.

Shot on a Fed 5 rangefinder using Fujicolor 200.

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Jul 19, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 7: Cosmic Light Shapes

A monochromic shot of Eugene of Cosmic Light Shapes dealing out swirling psychedelic pop at the SchwonkSoundStead in Port Huron.

Shot on a Holga 120N using Kodak T-Max 400.

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Jul 12, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 6: Light Station No 1

"What is there to see? What is there to do?"
"Have you ever seen the lighthouse?"

Yeah, that is a common conversation with people that visit my hometown. I've even seen it in altered states of reality.

A multiple exposure shot on a Lomography DianaMini using Kodak Gold 200 35mm film.

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Jun 28, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 4: Cenotaphs of the Big Three No. 1

I took my recently scored 1956 Zorki 2C rangefinder with a Jupiter 8 lens out for test run recently.

Zorki's are often called the poor man's or commie Leica (especially when paired with the Jupiter glass. The Russians took their optics very seriously.)

Using expired Astrum film from Ukraine, I went and shot some snaps American built classics.

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Jun 21, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 3: Sunhouse


Sunhouse bassist (and my son) Lucas thumpin' the Thunderbroom at Slum Nation in Port Huron.

Slum Nation was a recent and very needed local DIY venue space in Downtown Port Huron for original bands to play. It has already been kiboshed due to ordinances and squares.

Shot on a Holga 120N with an AmozonBasics Electronic Flash using Kodak TMax 400 120 film.

I caught the picture taking bug as a young child in the mid 70s when my grandmother handed me a Kodak 126 Instamatic. In high school and college in the mid to late 1980s, I learned a lot about the art of photography and how everything works when it comes to using film. When digital photography gear became somewhat affordable in the early 00s, I made the leap. Eventually, it caused me to forget a lot that I learned. It also made me less discerning of what to shoot and when. 

A couple years ago, I started using film again. Cameras that are fully manual and antiquated I like using to get my skills back to where they were and are a blast to use. "Toy cameras" with plastic lenses are fun as well. And I also cannot forget to mention the slew of cheap former Soviet Union shooters in have in my collection. It has taken me back to observing and composing  instead of just willy nilly shooting randomly at whatever. 

I hope you enjoy the photos I will be sharing as much I do taking them.

If you'd like to help me out in the costs involved  (cuz film and development does cost a bit and my extra cash to spend on such is limited after my real life bills are paid), you can "buy me a cup of coffee" at my Ko-Fi page.

-Dale

Jun 14, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 2: Embalm the ashes of the past and rise anew

The metal sculptures that dotted the parkway riverwalk in this town are now gone and have been replaced with different ones. One wonders where this Phoenix now is in the sun.

Shot on a Lomography Diana Mini using Kodak Gold 200 35mm film.


No post effects or filters applied. What you see is what the camera captured. Nothing more or nothing less.
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Jun 7, 2019

Film Photo Friday No. 1: The Harrington Inn Port Huron


Some locals like to tell a tale that this building was the last place Jimmy Hoffa was seen alive. It wasn't.

This building does have a share of history though. US president Harry Truman spent part of his honeymoon here.

By the time the 1970s rolled around, the place fell on rough times and was primarily a flophouse by the time the 1980s rolled around.  It was eventually refurbished and turned into a retirement apartment complex. That closed a couple years back now. It was recently purchased by a developer and is getting a new life again, this time as a boutique hotel. Pretty cool to see it come full circle.

Shot on a Lomography Diana F+ using  Kodak Ektar100 120 film.

No post effects or filters applied. What you see is what the camera captured. Nothing more or nothing less.

I caught the picture taking bug as a young child in the mid 70s when my grandmother handed me a Kodak 126 Instamatic. In high school and college in the mid to late 1980s, I learned a lot about the art of photography and how everything works when it comes to using film. When digital photography gear became somewhat affordable in the early 00s, I made the leap. Eventually, it caused me to forget a lot that I learned. It also made me less discerning of what to shoot and when. 

A couple years ago, I started using film again. Cameras that are fully manual and antiquated I like using to get my skills back to where they were and are a blast to use. "Toy cameras" with plastic lenses are fun as well. And I also cannot forget to mention the slew of cheap former Soviet Union shooters in have in my collection. It has taken me back to observing and composing  instead of just willy nilly shooting randomly at whatever. 

I hope you enjoy the photos I will be sharing as much I do taking them.

If you'd like to help me out in the costs involved  (cuz film and development does cost a bit and my extra cash to spend on such is limited after my real life bills are paid), you can "buy me a cup of coffee" at my Ko-Fi page.

-Dale