Half Dome

The hardest part was not getting to the summit of Half Dome but the hike back to the valley floor.

Fotki.com party, April 1, 2009

Holga 120 FN (the one with the flash), Neopan 400, T-Max 400

Rollei Retro in HC-110/H

A roll of Rollei Retro 100 run through a Holga and developed in HC-110 dilution H out of curiosity. Fixed in TF-4 from Photographer's Formulary.
Turns out that the film has no virtues whatsoever; it is not dirt cheap, the grain is not better than that of the PlusX 125, the base curls like hell and it is virtually impossible to spool it on even a wonderful British-made stainless steel reel by Hewes.

Bailout Wine Mixing

Bailout Wine is another creation of Crushpad. You pre-order a bottle on a certain date; the closing price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average gets written down and you get a discount for the difference between that price and the price on the day when the wine gets released.
So far, the Dow went up quite significantly. No bailout for the wine.

Efke IR820 Aura

A first successful roll of Efke's IR820 Aura film.
Exposed at ISO 6, 12 and 25 metered through the #25 red filter. The infrared effects are nowhere to be found but at least there is something. ISO 12 and 25 are about right, depending on the light. The film is genuine crap, though, and cannot replace the dead HIE.

Coachella 2009

Coachella Valley music and arts festival, April 17-19, 2009, Indio, California

Caviar Party

A party sponsored by Fotki.com on April 24th, 2009. Shot with a Holga toy camera on Ilford Delta 3200, Fujifilm Neopan 400 and Kodak T-Max 400 film.