Monthly archives: March, 2005

Gotta love Tri-x and Rodinal…

    I shot some tests to make sure the film I’ve had sitting around for years is ok. Turns out it is, but I found something else out. I shot some trees in the backyard and developed the sheet in Rodinal 1:50 dilution. Since it was a bit overcast when I shot it, I gave …

This year’s Easter memories…

    My aunt Deb saying, “Hurry up, I’m sitting on the shredder.”     Eating the “poodle” cake. It was supposed to be a lamb cake.     Hearing “Bang your head” by Quiet Riot on the radio on the way back home.           “Bang your head,           wake the dead        …

Before Easter, there has to be good friday, for all of us. O that blessed one, grief laden Blessed Mother, blessed Maiden, Mother of the all holy One. O the silent, ceasless mourning, O those dim eyes, never turning From that wondrous, suffering Son. Who on Christ’s dear Mother gazing, In her trouble so amazing, …

Damn damn and damn.

Turns out I soldered the components that are supposed to be on the output of the preamp onto the first set of inputs by mistake. I now have two options (neither of which am I prepared to do tonight). I can either just reverse the first set of inputs and the output jacks, or I …

    A little while ago a woman passed a stolen credit card for hers at the store. I was the lucky one who helped her and got fooled by her. She ended up with about $1600 worth of camera gear. The police came by and asked me about the whole thing. Turns out I was …

Back in the darkroom

    Haven’t done that in a while… Finially developed the test shots I took months ago at Dad and Butler’s. These are the first shots with my new (to me) 5×7 field camera. 2 of the three turned out well, very well actually. They are almost perfect. The third had nothing on it, but it …

Proud Mary…

    Just picked up a live CD of Ike and Tina Turner, don’t worry, I didn’t pay for it. It was a freebie from my music club, I’m not about to give Ike any money…. Anyway, it’s pretty hot as you might expect but I got a kick out of their rendition of Proud Mary. …

Dog snot EWWWW!

    Ah the joys of owning a dog… I was giving Chelsea a rub down, telling her that she’s a good dog, etc. Well, she got all excited and whiped her head around and up…. and put her nose right in my mouth. Blech! Nothing like a cold, wet dog nose in your mouth to …

Gahhhh! Ebay….

    OK, I’m going to just stop now, no really I am! Lots of tubes coming my way, enough for the forseeable future certainly. In addition to my saving for my big trips and paying off my loan, I’m going to concentrate on my upcoming trip to Ithaca and when I come back I will …

Interesting new music…

    Heard a cd from Loretta Lynn and Jack White today. Yes, that’s the coal miner’s daughter with the business end of the White Stripes. Apparently she won a Grammy or something silly like that for this album. The country stations won’t touch this which makes me the more interested in it… Talk about genre …