Yashica Electro 35 GX Review

Yashica Electro 35 GX Review

So about a year ago, I picked up a 1975 Yashica Electro 35 GX off of eBay for $19. I had picked up Konica Auto S3 a week before that but was delivered DOA, so I decided on this little guy instead. The idea was to have a tiny film camera that could always be on me to grab images I'd otherwise take with my phone. It worked out quite well!

The Ice Castle

The Ice Castle

Linda and I headed up to the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH with a couple of her friends this weekend. We've been curious about this for quite sometime, but never made the venture up. Knowing this would be all kinds of mixed light, I decided to bring along the Sony RX1R II rather than the film cameras. I have to say, it behaved like a champ. ISO ranged from 50 to 6400 throughout the day, and I more or less kept it at f/2...

Less Stuff in Life

Less Stuff in Life

Today's blog post will be less about photography and more about adding (or would be that reducing to) minimalism to my life - so if that's not your thing, you can safely ignore today's post. A few people have asked about it on and offline, so I thought this would be a great place to just dump all of my thoughts at once. If you want to talk more on it, let's meet for coffee! If that's not possible, drop me a line.

Format Reflections

Format Reflections

I was scrolling through my library last night, looking at images I have captured with various film stocks, cameras, mediums and so on. I decided to pull an image from each format I have used as ones representing my "highlight" shots from them. Maybe not the most technically sound images, or the perfect everything - but if I could show one image from that format and how I feel it should be represented, these are my results and why.

Walking the Forest with Kelsea

Walking the Forest with Kelsea

This summer, I was honored to walk in the woods with my good friend, Kelsea Anderson who, by definition, is a world adventurer and is as much at home on the Rye, NH seacoast as she is in the foothills of Patagonia. 

Polaroid Giveaway Winner Announced

Polaroid Giveaway Winner Announced

I am pleased to announce the winner of the Polaroid Giveaway is Andrew Janjigian for this image above! The story was just as beautifully told as it was photographed. Congratulations Andrew - I'll be contacting you to send you your goods!

Physical Grain Launch Reflections

Physical Grain Launch Reflections

Well, as you know, yesterday was the official launch of Physical Grain - and boy was that a lunch. Never have I had a website launch with such amazing turnout and feedback. In just the first 24 hours, over 5,000 stories have been read on Physical Grain!  Wow. (Thank you to those that continue to RT the launch post!)

Cousins Island, Yarmouth, Maine

Cousins Island, Yarmouth, Maine

After taking the new Sony RX1R II for a little hike in the mountains this weekend, I decided to take it down to the coast for a little more variety. I met up with Johnny and Rebecca Patience for a little coffee and cameras (all digital for us this time - gasp!) and then a little walk around the island. Here are just a few of my favorite captures from the walk taken the the RX1R II and a very light "polishing" by Rebecca's Lightroom Pro Set IV as before. 

Hike

Hike

To give the Sony RX1R II a little more of a workout, I decided to drive up to Franconia Notch in the White Mountain National Forest in NH. It was chilly, to say the least.  When I parked at the trailhead, the car was reading 31º F and it was just starting to snow

Review of the Sony RX1R II

Review of the Sony RX1R II

Introducing the Sony RX1R Mark II. OK, I have been more or less dishonest with you the last week or so on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Well, not dishonest, just not forthcoming with the complete details on what I was doing here. The latest series of images posted to social media were not film at all, rather, the 42MP full-frame camera, the Sony RX1R II.