Photos: Northern Indiana (July 2017), from Tri-X 400 Film

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Here are some photos I captured using a Canon Rebel X film SLR with Canon 40mm/2.8 STM lens on Tri-X 400 black and white film. I developed them at home with Rodinal and TF-5 fixer, scanned them with a cheap Wolverine scanner, and processed them in Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC to make them look decent. The beach photos were taken at an Indiana Dunes/National Lakeshore beach. The shopping photos were at Lighthouse Outlets… Would you like to know more? Continue Reading.

Photos: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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My niece is in town and we decided to visit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in nearby DC. Despite the hot weather, the place was packed with tourists. The hot weather made the animals seek shelter, the tourists (especially kids) were constantly in the way of my camera, and my zoom lens (Tamron 70-300) missed focus a lot, but I was still able to find a few pictures worth sharing with you. Would you like to know more? Continue Reading.

Photos: Baoer 801 Fountain Pen

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I bought a pen at the BWI Fountain Pen show last Saturday. My searches on Google, Amazon, and Ebay have failed to locate the exact make and model. UPDATE: I’ve discovered that it is most likely a Baoer 801- It’s silver, thin and looks similar to the Jinhao 126, with differences. It has a hooded nob and the finial is longer than the pictures I’ve seen. Additionally, the clip design is a little different and… Would you like to know more? Continue Reading.