January, 2012 Archives

Chinese New Year – The Temple Trip

January 28th, 2012 Permalink

Here is a big one. Digital shots. Left the Leica at home for a day. Yong He Gong Temple Beijing. Enjoy.

Here is a big one. Digital shots. Left the Leica at home for a day. Yong He Gong Temple Beijing. Enjoy.

A (Chinese) New Year

January 22nd, 2012 Permalink

The first three shots are from the Temple of Earth in Ditan park. Ditan is a great part that is many people I think overlook. Beautiful and not crowded. The rest of the shots are from 798 art district. Cool place, really commercialized now. There seems to be more stores than art galleries now. All […]

The first three shots are from the Temple of Earth in Ditan park. Ditan is a great part that is many people I think overlook. Beautiful and not crowded.

The rest of the shots are from 798 art district. Cool place, really commercialized now. There seems to be more stores than art galleries now.

All of these were shot on Ektar 100. This has become my favorite film by a long shot. Let’s hope that Kodak can pull themselves out of this cash crisis that they find themselves in. Otherwise, I’ll be trying some Fuji I guess.

Kodak in Trouble

January 8th, 2012 Permalink

There is no surprise that Kodak as a company in is trouble. They have mismanaged the company for years. So where does that leave us? At best, with a functioning shell of what once was that still makes film. At worst, without Tri-X and Ektar, the two films that I use most. Ah well, there […]

There is no surprise that Kodak as a company in is trouble. They have mismanaged the company for years. So where does that leave us? At best, with a functioning shell of what once was that still makes film. At worst, without Tri-X and Ektar, the two films that I use most. Ah well, there is still Fuji, Ilford, Kentmere, Efke, Foma, Lucky and others still around if Kodak vaporizes. Or I could just pick up wet plate collodian and large format photography.