Manual Photography Selections : #01

Some choice pics from my (again, Dad’s) old Ricoh manual film camera.
I simply love the contrasts and deeper colors from the film that I just can’t achieve on the digital SLR.

I love the green, and the contrast with the pale sky in the background. This was with my wide-angle lens.

I LOVE this shot of wee Boo and Nana. Boo’s eyes just pop. Even if it’s a bit grainy…

Homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes. Don’t they just bounce up off the page at ya?? I love how the whites are so white, and the background turned appropriately blacked out. Beautiful – I’ve never had a Digital pic turn out this crisp in color. Then again, maybe I ain’t doing it right…

Colors pop, whites stay white, darks go in deep. Ahhh.
Of course, only 1 or 2 per roll really rock it, and you don’t know if you’ll even get that until they’re developed, but when you get a good’un, it’s all worth it. Thanks, cousin “S” and wee Boo!

I think the camera actually ADDS color – I’m sure these Lego’s aren’t quite this bright in reality!
(Why is there a garbage basket on my dining table?!).

I was teaching A how to use the manual camera settings – she shot this beaut (and a few others) down at the Harbour in Victoria. Nice work, dear!

Well, I’m excited to get this camera back out again. Will take more pics, and rummage through more archives for more favorite shots.

Happy shooting!


The Wonderfully Versatile Baguette

I’m not a “breads” person, but I love a good baguette.
Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in. Ahhhh.

We stop every Thursday at our local Granville Island markets and pick one up.


We eat.
We feed birds.
(Don’t they look skinny and starving?? ya, riiiight.)


We have a few slices with our dinner.
Then it’s left in the bag to stale overnight.


Stale baguette – sounds… crunchy.
In the am, we have stale baguette french toast, with syrup and blueberries. It softens up juuuuust so nice.


At noon we finish it off with buttered baguette toasties, goat cheese and tomato slices. Ahhhhh.
It also makes for great thin-sliced, garlic-and-cheese basted crackers with dinner.
OR plain and stale to soup as biscotti to a latte.


Wonderful, versatile.