Kodak Tri-X400 – another great B&W film

Kodak Tri-X400 has been around for quite a long time. I really enjoy using it because of the terrific tones and contrast it is capable of producing. The images below are from a local park – Silver River State Park. This is a really nice little park that has some interesting hiking trails and a maintained “Cracker Village” that is open on weekends. The structures are original Florida Cracker style complete with unfinished wood siding and tin roofs. One of my favorite trails is the Swamp Trail which takes you to the Silver River and then back to the Cracker Village. The Silver River is a wide clear waterway that is fed from Silver Springs. The water is crystal clear and is great for canoeing.

The Silver River, Ocala Florida

The Silver River, Ocala Florida

 

Swamp Trail - Silver River State Park

Swamp Trail – Silver River State Park

 

Cracker Village Church - Silver River State Park

Cracker Village Church – Silver River State Park

The Church was photographed using Fuji SuperiaX-400.

 

January 2013 – Nikon EM#1 with Kodak ColorPlus200 & Nikon 135mm f2.8E as primary lens

The weather was pretty mild in most of January but I needed to stay close to the house for a number of reasons. This made my photography choices a bit harder and probably a bit less interesting – no wildlife or giant oaks. First I photographed an old Sears Roebuck wagon that Frannie used as a planter for a while and is now a back yard garden area decoration. Then some shots of the famous Frannie’s Screen Room Frogs but in a new locale. And finally I took a little walk around an older part of town and took a few house pictures.

Sears Roebuck wagon in the back gardens

Sears Roebuck wagon in the back gardens

Frannie's Chair with Frogs

Frannie’s Chair with Frogs

Tres Chic - an old Ocala home turned into a B&B and boutique.

Tres Chic – an old Ocala home turned into a B&B and boutique.

 

 

 

Nikon EM

I’m sort of an EBay junkie and definitely a Nikon film camera junkie. So when I saw this really neat camera on ebay at an absolute steal of a price, I couldn’t resist. The camera came in the mail this past week and it’s in outstanding condition. A bit of dirt and so needs some cleaning but body and functions appear like new. ┬áSo I want to welcome Nikon EM #3 to my camera family.

Nikon EM #3