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cape cod / film no. 2

July 22, 2009

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above, some photos i took with the diana+. i forgot how much i enjoy shooting with that camera!

lately, lots of online friends and favorite blogs have been busy. here’s what i’m enjoying:
+ xavier started a new food blog, a kitchen diary. i always enjoy seeing his delicious, french home cooking on flickr, so i’m glad to finally have access to the recipes. (and it’s nice to see another guy blogging about food!)
+ stephanie is in tokyo for a few months, and given my obsession with all things japanese, you better believe that i’m going to spend a lot of time checking out little miss twig.
+ speaking of japan … hiki has a new store, where she’s selling some cool japanese products.
+ rachel’s post “i treasure my days” was refreshing to read this morning.
+ i love these 4 images together at nikole’s blog
+ jen’s farm photos are excellent.

have a good evening!

18 Comments
  1. July 22, 2009 8:30 pm

    wonderful photos! did you get these made into prints or are they scans from the negs? where did you have them done! also…thanks for the mention:)

  2. July 22, 2009 8:36 pm

    jen: these were made into prints, and then i just scanned the actual prints myself. less than ideal, but it’s pricey to have medium-format negs scanned for some reason. they were developed at B&H.

    next on my list … get my hands on a film scanner! the actual prints look better than these scans.

  3. July 22, 2009 8:40 pm

    thanks for the info, brian. i think they look great.

  4. July 22, 2009 8:41 pm

    i like how timeless most of the images seem.

  5. July 22, 2009 9:33 pm

    See, the problem Brian, is that I always leave here with a bunch of new links added to my google reader, bringing my unread posts up over the 400 mark.

    Also, these are great and damn you.

    I just got the Epson v500 and I am so impressed with it’s negative scanning. For a flatbed, it’s the best I’ve seen (and really reasonably priced).

  6. July 22, 2009 9:39 pm

    these are so nice brian. i’m really enjoying all your cape cod shots!
    (also, i have the epson 500– you’re welcome to borrow it anytime. it’s small + lightweight (i.e. train-friendly) and easy to use)

  7. Laura. permalink
    July 22, 2009 11:29 pm

    oh, yeah. these are great, whether or not they are scans. i’m off to explore the links, they look great also!

  8. July 22, 2009 11:33 pm

    I am loving this cape cod set! it’s the perfect summer series… now if I only had more vacation time…

  9. July 23, 2009 12:12 am

    I love these – they have a vintage feel to them; makes them seem timeless.

  10. July 23, 2009 1:32 am

    hmmm nice photos, different but still they have quite nice effects!
    and oh thanks for mentioning my shop, that’s super! need to work on it more.

  11. haeshu permalink
    July 23, 2009 7:25 am

    wait a minute, why did you leave? i’m having a hard time understanding that. :)

  12. July 23, 2009 8:09 am

    Oh my. These are so great. I want to go back to the beach again and shoot with ms. diana. I need to get a negative scanner too, so let me know what you find!

  13. Darlene Williamson permalink
    July 23, 2009 9:13 am

    I’m loving the vintage feel of these! Looks like the Cape was inspiring.

    For scanning, I’ve been really pleased with the results from the Epson Perfection 4490. It does a wonderful job on med-format negatives, and you can get it for less than $200. The only (minor) drawback is that it has a small light source so you can only scan 3 med-format negatives at a time and not a full contact sheet. But who cares? You’ll save so much money getting your rolls done “process only” (uncut!) and will be getting much better images from the scans.

    Good luck!

  14. July 23, 2009 10:11 am

    I love the sailboat pic! Know exactly where I would hang that one…

  15. July 23, 2009 10:25 am

    These photos are awesome! That diana and you are a good match.
    (I’ve got the epson v500 too….love it, and it has saved me tons of money)

  16. July 23, 2009 3:44 pm

    woohoo! you and diana are on fire!

  17. July 25, 2009 10:29 pm

    Love the slow sign and the tree photo below it. I just got a Diana and I’m excited to try it.

  18. July 28, 2009 10:42 pm

    Seeing your photos reminds me how much I love the Diana. Great shots. The feel of summer really comes through.

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