My first roll through the now-repaired Olympus Trip 35, with Kodak UltraMax 400.  So nice to have this little camera back!

My husband and I clambered up the hill full bore to catch this, and the rush was worthwhile.  It was one of those last minute, hurry up, let’s do it! type of thing . . .


I bought an Olympus OM-1n with the standard kit lens, a 50mm f1.8 OM mount, a few weeks ago.  As with every camera, it has to be tested – especially if listed in “excellent” condition.  As always, KEH comes through with quality used photography equipment!

The 50mm lens is really nice – it does a good job with bokeh and sharpness of detail   Here it is demonstrated on a red columbine at the local botanical garden, using UltraMax 400 and scanned with my Pakon.

I can see why a lot of people like this camera.  It was a total pleasure to use – easy, lightweight, compact, and a perfect fit for my hands.

On the Inside Looking Out

From a walk on the nearby local college campus, using the Olympus Om-1n, OM mount 50mm f1.8, and Ultramax 400 film.  I scanned it with my Pakon 135 and did post in LR and On1.

Interesting use of the words “grab” and “fresh” . . . . I mean “fun”!

On the Outside Looking In

I’ve been editing and reviewing my years of taking photos.  This was shot in 2003, and I never realized just how darn funny it is!  This is at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California, taken with the Olympus C3000Z.

Poppy Fields Redux

I think this may be the last of all my images of the California Poppy Reserve from last March.  Here, the view is up the hill, looking into a ring of clouds.  Taken with the Olympus XA4, Kodak Ektar, and scanned by moi using the Pakon 135.


Where I live, it is law to have about 30% of all land to be dedicated to open space and parks.  It keeps congestion at bay, though it does raise the cost of housing to obscene levels.

This was taken during an early morning hike, and looking back on the trail, I saw this.  It rather epitomizes what California once looked like, not all urban sprawl and gnarled freeways.

A View of Mount Clef

Another photography film panorama, this time with only two images.  Mount Clef is not really high – probably only a few hundred feet off the valley floor.  Where I live, it is a series of valleys, located within the first mountain range in from the Pacific.  Nonetheless, the hike up Mount Clef provides views around, out to sea, and into the deeper valley – the Santa Rosa Valley – behind the ridge.  Right now, it’s rattlesnake season, so one treads carefully, on the trails, and looking around as you walk.  Dogs are tightly on leash, if you have any brains.

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