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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rollei film backlog, a gray day at the beach

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This will be a brief post. Maybe these photos aren’t good enough for a post, but they are here and I’m charmed to remember my niece at this age.


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My sister is still exactly the same as this. I love her.

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Except now she’s a doctor, pretty badass. She’s laughing here, she’s actually the funniest person I know, by an order of magnitude.

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She probably won’t like these pictures that much. But she’s beautiful, and also just a great person.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rollei film backlog..truly the last of film from Venice

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So the last batch of five rolls I sent in had what are truly my last rolls from Italy, and one random one which turned out to be beach and family pictures. And in a twist I actually ran a new roll of film through the camera. It reminded me that it does need work on speeds and possibly the focusing magnifier needs to be aligned. Also it’s harder to use now that I require reading glasses. Anyway I’m breaking up the posts of these bits of film because it is hard to connect it all. I think this picture above is one of the nicer ones I did of San Marco, though it’s a drab day.

Hello and goodbye Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

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Picasso glass sculptures

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Calder wire sculpture

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Calder piece outside, with guy unwittingly mimicking it.


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The “tail” of the sculpture


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Pretty sure this is the boat dock of the museum.


All this sort of qualifies as a drab day for nice scenery. I think this is from the sole gondola ride I took.
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A nice bridge, I forget which one.
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Where the fancy people stay when they are in Venice
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San Simeone Piccolo which you are constantly passing in Venice.
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Goodbye Italy, I would come see you again any time I could
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The rest of the film is completely unsorted in my drawer. So I actually have little idea what is there, my guesses are Coney Island, New Orleans, family beach pics, and random Brooklyn things.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rollei film backlog, family and friends

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This time there were quite a lot of pictures from the beach house that my dad and his wife rent each year. And there were many naked pictures of my twin sisters, only one of which I can show here in a public web page. This film is perhaps not the oldest I have, the girls are nine now and perhaps they are two or three here. I made many versions of this frame, and I like some of the color ones, but so far this is the only image I have really preferred with a black and white, slightly toned treatment.

I shall swallow my pride and show a decidedly unglamorous shot of myself and my niece at an adorable age. She’s a gorgeously tall teenager now. 
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And here she is on her own being super cute.
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My biggest little sister, with my littlest little sister.
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Some pictures of the same view I seem to take each year, headed down to the beach.
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This one I really like
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I had got in one roll from Venice, that I was really bored by the images on, and also a roll of old Mermaid parade pictures that I felt the same about. But here’s a couple frames from a friends old apartment. I used to babysit their birds and cat on weekends. This first one, I’m not sure what I was attempting but I sort of like it.
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And here are said birds. The guy in the foreground is Peepster, one of the most interesting creatures I’ve ever met and certainly the bird with the most personality I have ever known personally. A mourning dove who was pushed out of the nest and rescued by my friend Joanna Belby. The bird in the background is his companion Emma who is a domestic ringed neck dove. Anyway, both creatures have sadly shed their mortal coil but I have fond memories of each.
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I’m facing a situation where I have an amount of backlog left, where if I keep sending the same number of rolls each payday, I will not finish by the end of the year. This had been a new years resolution, but while I wasn’t working I had to pause, and it took a while to bounce back. I could send double the amount and be done by the end of the year, I’m thinking that over. My rollei related resolution for next year is to get some repair work done on the camera. I’m pretty sure the shutter speeds need help.

Posted by Amber Sexton on 11/10 at 05:31 PM
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