Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach was something a lot of people probably picture when you mention Oregon Coast. It was wonderful but there were a lot of people in the area and I actually miss seeing the Washington coast and how wild that was. I guess we walked down the beach at low tied. What you can’t see is the houses and houses along the beach to my back, unlike a lot of northern Washington coast that are cliffs and some parts are part of Olympic National Park. This surfer was walking out of the water after a long ride.

Taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro2



Mt. Saint Helen’s wrath

When Mt. Saint Helens erupted there was quite a bit of destruction. The area near the volcano still shows what happened when it went but the further you get away you can see what it probably was once. The trees in the area were large and you can see the remaining stumps here in the photo. There is pumice stone all over with small vegetation growing in. To the left of this photograph is a large lake with massive trees floating, probably for years. The volcano is to my back right now.

Takne with a Voigtlander Bessa R4M with 21mm f4 lens on Ilford HP5+


A time at Black Rock

It is hiking time. Hiking is really something that I enjoy and of course capturing photos. Black Rock is a short hike within Shenandoah National Park. It was something to relax on, easy walk, short and a place to sit and have a 300 degree view.

Taken with a Bessa R4M on Ilford Delta 100 pushed to 200


My start in film developing

I just started to develop my own black and white film and have a few rolls that I have developed. I have some from the trip out west from earlier and from earlier in the year. It was interesting doing your first roll as I never have taken a class so it is all new to me. I have been shooting film for about 2-3 years but always had a lab to develop and scan, last year I started to scan myself. I have shot color a lot less too but I hope to develop C-41 soon but been enjoying black and white film and leaving color for my X-Pro2 which does a fine job. This photo was taken on one of the photo clubs outings and this couple was sitting enjoying the view of Richmond.

Taken with a Voigtlander Bessa R2 with Canon 35mm f2.8 lens on HP5+