You can follow The Littlest Holga on Twitter (@Littlest_Holga). Probably the most successful thing I’ve ever done with on-line photography was sending a Purple Fluorescent Holga to @Givemeabiscuit (on Twitter) as part of my first EMULSIVE Secret Santa. Half serious and half a joke, Holga was at that time going out of business. So I thought it would be a good gift.
Now Littlest Holga travels the world making fun and fabulous images. Holga was my introduction to medium format during an Experimental Photography class in Monterey. I was so inspired by Holga that I chose to use it for my first 6 months of the 52 Rolls Project. So here are a few of my recent Holga Favorites…..
And Early Holgas from that Experimental Photography Class:
And an image made using the Fisheye lens gift that I received from my first Secret Santa…….
And Below….My Holga Panorama Pinhole……..
See More of My Holgas Here
Something that I want to spend more time on……..B&W Flowers. More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……
Above: same flowers, different perspectives.
Below: Same Flowers, different f-stops; right has more bokeh.
My home garden is blooming….time to move outside and work on some local B&W Flower Portraits.
P.S. : I will actually have more B&W flowers coming in August. Developed a roll recently that is all flowers from my garden.
We had a bad hail storm a few days ago. Some garden carnage, but this Prickly Poppy managed to survive:
My husband suggested a different crop for Arcosanti to eliminate a disracting sky:
And the Original below….Which do you Prefer?
Near the Entrance to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico…….
Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden
From our Last Snowy Day in May……..After Mother’s Day at the Waneka Lake Boat House. And I did manage to get my June Offering to the Frugal Film Project posted on Instagram….
I decided to use Kodak Color Plus 200 for my Frugal Film Project. However, I didn’t have the camera that I planned to use with me in Arizona. So I did a preliminary film test using my Minolta X-700. Here I present side by side color rendering examples from both films:
For all of these examples, Kodak E100 (@EI 125) is on the left and Kodak ColorPlus 200 is on the right.
Here I don’t think I’m showing precisely the same orange cactus flower; but it gives you an idea.
As with my previous experience all of the E100 is colder. And we know I prefer the warmer colors…………
My Father’s camera was the J33, a smaller version of the J66. We traditionally had at least an annual Ester Parade Photo taken on our front steps……This one from 1962…Me 2 years old, brother Kevin on the left and Wesley on the right. Seems like only Kevin was cheery that day.
Below, my favorite photo of 2 year old me…..with my stuffed animals.
Front yard, back yard and on vacation in 1965…………Shown also was our first dog, Tessie.
My mom in 1959 soon after she found out I was on the way………a Pre-baby photo, with Mister the Cat.
My Brother Wesley holding baby Me. Needs some restoration.