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After a few turns we find ourselves at the bottom of the SW Chutes. The 🌽 was amazing. No butter needed.
I received this camera, a Smena-2, from a friend who picked it up at a swap meet. You don’t see a slew of these in the US, and I wasn’t even sure it was working. It’s nothing amazing, but it works about as good as it did when new. Curiously – this seems to have been the first time I ever used Kodak Plus-X. How is that possible? . . . ‘Upon Your Lips’ Camera: Smena-2 (c1957) Film: Kodak Plus-X (x-1960s; found in camera) Process: HC-110; 1+100; 60mins Beverly Junction, Kittitas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #smena2 #kodakplusx #expiredfilm #kittitascounty #hc110 #cascadia #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #cascadiaexplored
While I was near Beverly Junction taking the photo of the old railroad grade along the Columbia River, I also grabbed a few other cameras to shoot various other views. Sometimes I peered a bit to the right, and once I ever turned around! When you’re portable, the possibilities are almost endless. . . . ‘Who Will Cross the Sea?’ Camera: Mamiya C3 (c1962) Film: Kodak Gold 100 (6124); x-10/88; 32iso Process: DIY ECN-2 Beverly Junction, Kittitas County, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #expiredfilm #mamiyac3 #kodakgold #kodakgold100 #diyecn2 #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #milwaukeeroad
I was excited to develop motion picture film in the (more or less) proper chemicals. Technically, motion picture film isn’t C-41 color negative film. It’s quite like it, but not exactly. I’m not really sure why, to be honest. At any rate, motion picture film is normally developed in a process called ECN-2 (Eastman Color Negative 2). The formula that I used is probably ECN-2, though there are variations floating around the net. The one I use is nearly identical to the ECN-2 formula published by Kodak (all it lacks is the anti-fogging agent and something called “anti-calcium No. 4”). Everything seems okay without them. . . . ‘No Longer Move’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: A.Schacht Ulm Travegon 35mm f/3.5 Film: Kodak Vision3 250D (5207) Process: DIY ECN-2 Thorn Creek Road, Whitman County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #kodakvision3 #kodakvision3250d #kodak5207 #exaktavarexvx #diyecn2 #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia
We channeled our inner Candide, using a few log rides and dirt patch straight lines, to get within feet of the cars. Super fun exit and a great crew made for another amazing experience in the mountains. P.S. Of the 25+ times I've been on Mt Adams the snow conditions yesterday were definitely top 3. I would highly recommend getting up there soon!
I’m not a huge fan of the purposely wacky film stocks. Stuff like Revlog or redscale just doesn’t interest me. So when I was given a roll of Kono Rotwild redscale, I was simultaneously intrigued and unsure what to do with it. Redscale film is just normal film that’s been flipped around so that you’re exposing the “back” of the film rather than the “front.” This gives an almost completely red cast to it. Why not just throw on a red filter and shoot normal color? I don’t know. But speaking of filters, I wondered what might happen if I used a blue 80B filter with it. The 80B is a cooling filter. Typically you’d use it to shoot daylight film under tungsten lighting. But on redscale film it basically does nothing. There’s really no cooling this down. Maybe a green filter would work. Maybe. Anyway, most of the shots look incredibly red. Way too red for me. I’ll share a few that I’m pretty okay with, this being the most okay. . . . ‘Long in the Land’ Camera: Ricoh KR-10 (1980) Lens: Mamiya-Sekor 55mm; f/1.8; 80B filter Film: Kono Rotwild 400 CN Process: DIY ECN-2 Near Hog Lake, Spokane County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #ricohkr10 #konorotwild #diyecn2 #hoglake #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #redscalefilm #meh
So far this year waterfalls have been a part of the travels. This wasn’t by design or anything – it’s just how it worked out. The problem I seem to have, however, is that I’m not sure how to photograph them. Prior to actually standing before one with an old 4×5, I never really gave it much thought. At the time, I just shot a few frames and figured that was enough. I didn’t want to overdo it, right? Well sure, yeah, I didn’t. But that doesn’t mean that I pulled it off. I think what I need to do is spend more time looking through the viewfinder or (in this case) under the dark cloth. I need to really look at the image I’m about to capture. Is everything in its place? Am I? . . . ‘Earth Opened Its Mouth’ Camera: Seneca Chautauqua 4×5 (1905) Film: Shanghai GP3 Pan 100; 100iso Dev: HC-110B; 8.5min; 68F Note: f/16; 1/15sec Douglas Creek Falls, Douglas County, Washington #4x5 #largeformatphotography #4x5photography #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #senecachautauqua #shanghaigp3 #hc110 #douglascreekcanyon #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia
I had never used Vericolor 160 film before. I have a few more rolls of it, and I’m pretty excited about it. The greens are really very green, and I’ll have to look out for that. But the reds are pretty red, so if I am able to combine the two, I can usually get a pretty balanced (though saturated, especially for 160, image). It was also the first time I shot 220 film. In a 6×4.5 camera like the Mamiya 645, it seems to take forever. I get something like 30 images out of it. That’s leaning towards tedious! . . . ‘Strike At Your Head’ Camera: Mamiya m645J (1979) Lens: Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm f/4 Film: Kodak Vericolor 160; x-09/83; 50iso Process: DIY ECN-2 Seattle, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #mamiyam645 #kodak #kodakvericolor160 #diyecn2 #seattle #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #cascadia #expiredfilm
I don’t usually do the whole “then & now” thing with my photos, but I’m always fascinated by it. Unfortunately, I’m not very good at it. Take this photo, for example. In it, I was trying my best to replicate the one you see when you swipe left. This was taken in 1977 by Gary Brown. A quick glance at both can tell you that I was about a half mile farther away than I should have been. Maybe a bit more. Of course, it could also be a case of using different lenses. I used a medium-wide angle 90mm (shooting 4×5). The original was probably taken with a 100mm (shooting 35mm). My photo makes the approach to Beverly seem long and drawn out, while the original basically plops you down right in the thick of things. With no foreground features like poles, tracks or signals remaining, there wasn’t an easy way for me to figure out exactly where the original photographer stood. The powerlines to the left aren’t even the same. The rocks piled up on either sides of the tracks are also seemingly gone. If I return to this spot, I’ll have to pay closer attention to how the mountains in the far distant center overlap each other. Maybe then I can get it down. All that said, I love the photo that I took. I enjoyed my time there, even though it was a comedy of errors on my part (I had lost a filter, a level, jotted down the wrong film information and forgot that I wanted to use the 120mm lens. It was a mess. A quick note on the development – This was processed using a DIY ECN-2 formula. ECN-2 is the process used on motion picture film. It’s pretty close to C-41, but is different in a few sciency ways that I can’t explain to you with any authority. But trust me, they’re different. The different processes react differently with each emulsion, and I’ve been enjoying how they boost the reds on most (but not all) C-41 stocks. More on all this later. . . ‘We May Eat the Fruit’ Camera: Crown Graphic 4×5 (1962) Lens: Graphex Optar 90mm f/6.8; f/16; 1/2sec exposure Film: Kodak Commercial Internegative Film (4325) (x-09/04); 3iso Process: DIY ECN-2 Beverly Junction, Kittitas County, Washington #4x5 #largeformatphotography #4x5photography #filmphotography
I’ve recently said some unkind things about Fuji Reala. Something about it being even more boring than Portra. This might be true, but it’s still got a nice feel to it. Someone said that it was “realistic,” which makes sense. Portra tends to be as well (until you get into the 400s and 800s). I don’t mind photorealism, it’s just that… actually, wait… yeah, I sort of do mind it. It’s all well and good in its proper place, but for my money, I like my photos to feel how I felt when I was there. I don’t much care if they look like how it looked. In fact, I’d rather they not. This is a personal choice, and it’s why I choose to shoot strange emulsions and like to throw Provia in a plastic point & shoot. To most it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I’m okay with that. And it’s not that I want wacky color shifts, light leaks and symbolic double exposures. I’d rather not have any of that, thank you. When I visit a place, part of it stays with me. It moves me as I take it in. I’d like my photography to capture at least a sliver of how it felt to be there. For that, maybe Reala isn’t the emulsion for me. Maybe it holds me back (for better or worse). In this case, I simply wanted to take a photo of a sign telling you that there are no signs. It’s beautiful in a way, and I like that. Thank you, Reala. It’s been swell. . . . ‘Your Brother’s Blood’ Camera: Mamiya m645j (1975) Lens: Mamiya-Sekor Macro C 80mm f/4 Film: Fuji Reala (x-06/2005) Process: DIY ECN-2 Kenova, Whitman County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #120film #mediumformat #mamiyam645 #6x45 #fujireala #diyecn2 #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #expiredfilm #filmphotogeeks #whitmancounty #roadsign #irony #isntitironic
There’s a bit of a problem with Svema film. Actually no. Strike that. There’s a bit of a problem thinking that you can just use Svema film and expect it to act like normal film. You really can’t. This stuff deteriorates much more quickly than any other film I’ve seen. While it seems to lose photosensitivity about as rapidly as anything else, the film itself develops speckles all over it. I’ve seen this on some old Ilford Ortho film, but on Svema it’s infinitely more pronounced. It also doesn’t seem to affect the entire roll – at least not at first. On this roll, it started in the middle and appeared to be working its way to the ends. The first and the last few photos on the roll were fine. The ones in the center were unusable. This one and a few others were right on the cusp. . . . ‘Now This, At Last -‘ Camera: Mamiya m645j (1975) Lens: Mamiya-Sekor Seikosha-S 80mm f/2.8 Film: Svema Foto 250 (x-10/1988) Process: HC-110; 1+100; 60mins Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #mamiyam645 #svemafoto250 #svema #sprague #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #expiredfilm #monochromemonday
This week might seem like any other, but for me it’s when I start to post photos I’ve more recently taken – ie, photos taken this year. I’m doing a few things differently this year. So far there have been a number of rookie mistakes, a few surprising successes, and a new process that I’ll talk a bit about later. As with last year, I’m obviously still working on figuring out what to do with my foregrounds. But with this photo, I had a very difficult time not taking it. I drove by this barn on I-90 in Washington, seeing that “Hillary Clinton” was showing over a single coat of paint. What’s more is that there was a ladder leaning up against the side of the barn. Here was a story. I took a dozen or so photos in the morning light, but few came out as I had hoped. That’s just life, I guess. It was my first weekend shooting since October and there was a lot of rust to be kicked around (or something like that). In fact, this was my first stop of the season. It was windy and cold and there was a bit of rain (a rainbow formed just after I took this, but I couldn’t work it into any of the color photos). . . . ‘Leave Your Own Country’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: A.Schacht Ulm Travegon 35mm f/3.5 Film: Polypan F; x-2006; 100iso Process: HC-110; 1+90; 20mins Thorp, Kittitas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exaktavarexvx #polypanf50 #polypanf #kittitascounty #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #expiredfilm #pokemongotothepolls #clintoncampaign #yadunfuckedup #monochromemonday
She had wayward wandered on a time from gardens of the Gods, to climb the everlasting mountains free that look upon the outmost sea, and never wandered back, but stayed and softly sang from glade to glade. -JRR Tolkien, Lay of Leithian . . . ‘Wandered On’ Camera: Imperial Savoy (c1960s) Film: Fuji Provia 100F; x-07/12 Process: DIY ECN-2 Seattle, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #imperialsavoy #fujiprovia100f #seattle #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm #diyecn2
Well, it’s pretty clear that Provia and the DIY ECN-2 mix work well together. Next week I’ll be posting various other combinations. So far I think I like ECN-2 better than C-41 for developing C-41 film. I still like E-6 chemicals better for most color slide film, but only when it’s shot through a good camera (ie, not the Imperial Savoy). And all that said, I think I actually like slide film best when shot through a crappy camera and then processed with the DIY ECN-2 mix. I’m sorry if all this is confusing. It actually makes sense in my head. You’ll see. . . . ‘Their Lamentation’ Camera: Imperial Savoy (c1960s) Film: Fuji Provia 100F; x-07/12 Process: DIY ECN-2 Baker City, Oregon #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #bakercity #oregon #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #expiredfilm #diyecn2 #imperialsavoy #provia100f #fujifilm #fujiprovia100f #xpro #expiredfilm
Be good to your mother 🌎#thisiscascadia #optoutside #earthday #everyday
Still winter at @mthoodmeadows. What a day in Heather Canyon! 📷: @richardhallman_photo
I have some pretty great friends. The best actually.
. . . ‘Crumbling Rocks’ Camera: Kodak Brownie No. 2, Model D (1914) Film: Ilford HP4 (x-10/1979) Process: HC-110; 1+100; 60min Baker City, Oregon #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #bakercity #oregon #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #expiredfilm
The Icicle is calling.
Another fun day on the mountain with great people. Skiing is like, the best.📷: @richardhallman_photo
Last Sunday in Der Town.
❄️💥
. . . ‘With Grievous Parting’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: ISCO-Göttingen Westagon 50mm f/1.9 Film: Kodak Vericolor III (x-01/1999) Coleville Indian Reservation, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exaktavarexvx #kodakvericoloriii #vericoloriii #colvilletribe #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #cascadia #expiredfilm
Over the next few months @cascadianow , @seattle_cascadia_now , and @cascadiaunderground will be hosting many communal art builds and work parties to prepare for all the local events coming up this Spring and Summer leading up to #CascadiaConvergence , which will serve as an art showcase for everyone’s most recent creations! We will announce the time, date and location of these art parties in advance so anyone may come and help out! Some of these work parties will be held at the event location in Brooklyn, Wa and we can help arrange carpools, especially if you are interested in building any outdoor art installations! We appreciate all the help we can get! #CascadiaConvergence #CascadiaConvegence2018 #Rainingman #CascadiaArtsFair #ArtsandMusicFestival #ActionFestival #Cascadia #CascadiaNow #CascadiaNowSeattle #seattlewashington #portlandoregon #vancouverbc #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #yescascadia #cascadiarising #cascadiaforever #ilovecascadia #cascadiaisthegardenofeden #EXPERIENCEBEINGLOVE
It’s time to truly come together as a bioregion! If you’ve been looking for a safe place in nature to feel free and express yourself and create or display or sell your art or action with other wonderful people like you, this is your invitation! Through Cascadia Convergence we aim to further connect the wonderful people and organizations of the Cascadia bioregion to one another so that we may work together to make the big necessary changes in our social and environmental practices that are now at the forefront of the world’s attention. Experience Being Love is more than a silly festival catch phrase; it’s what we are. Come find out exactly who, why, what, and especially WHERE you are! There is a wonderful world of magic awaiting at your fingertips! Welcome aboard! $35 suggested donation but NO ONE TURNED AWAY 💖 WE LOVE YOU! #CascadiaConvergence #CascadiaConvegence2018 #Rainingman #CascadiaArtsFair #ArtsandMusicFestival #ActionFestival #Cascadia #CascadiaNow #CascadiaNowSeattle #seattlewashington #portlandoregon #vancouverbc #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #yescascadia #cascadiarising #cascadiaforever #ilovecascadia #cascadiaisthegardenofeden #EXPERIENCEBEINGLOVE
EXPERIENCE BEING LOVE! 💖❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤Welcome to the official Instagram for 🌲Cascadia Convergence🌲 an action-oriented arts and music fair/festival of Cascadians, by Cascadians, and for Cascadians JUNE 29 - JULY 1 in BROOKLYN, WASHINGTON! (About 45 minutes SE of Aberdeen) Come enjoy three days of art and music and camping and meet the people and organizations leading the fight for change in your community in a free and open safe space for ALL PEOPLE in the 💖of Cascadia! Kid friendly with a family camping area! MORE DETAILS AND ART AND ACTION TO COME!!! #CascadiaConvergence #CascadiaConvegence2018 #Rainingman #CascadiaArtsFair #ArtsandMusicFestival #ActionFestival #Cascadia #CascadiaNow #CascadiaNowSeattle #seattlewashington #portlandoregon #vancouverbc #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #yescascadia #cascadiarising #cascadiaforever #ilovecascadia #cascadiaisthegardenofeden #EXPERIENCEBEINGLOVE
Today did not suck! 😜
Something tells me that every school marm had a bit of lovely Mary Sweeney in them – at the very least, a slight urge to smash a window or two. . . . ‘Shattered in the Night’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: ISCO-Göttingen Westagon 50mm f/1.9 Film: Kodak Vericolor III (x-01/1999) Douglas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exaktavarexvx #kodakvericoloriii #vericoloriii #douglascounty #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm
I call this: Moon Above Sunset in Government Camp.
I love this incredibly beautiful gender neutral chunk of rock. See you soon! 😍📷: @richardhallman_photo #InstagramOfficial
Oh hey! 📸: @richardhallman_photo
When we tried to visit Balancing Rock overlooking Omak Lake on the Coleville Indian Reservation, the road along the south shore of the lake was closed. Unsure of why it was closed (I figured a bridge was out somewhere), we drove only a little way in – just far enough to get a peek at Balancing Rock. Normally, you are allowed to hike up to the rock itself. Since I wasn’t really sure of where the road was closed, however, I didn’t want to overstay my welcome. I now see that Omak Lake Road is under some major reconstructing by both the Reservation and State. There doesn’t appear to be any projected date when it will reopen. I’ll likely recheck it this summer. . . . ‘Though His Heart’ Camera: Exakta Varex VX (c1951) Film: Efka KB-21 (x-01/1986); 50iso Process: HC-110; 1+100; 60min Omak Lake, Coleville Indian Reservation, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #balancingrock #colvillerez #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #mycascadia #exaktavarexvx #efka #efkakb21 #expiredfilm
What a way to start off 36. If you ever get a chance to stay at the Silcox Hut on Mt Hood, do it without any hesitation! Maybe even climb on the roof... 😜📷: @richardhallman_photo
#TBT to the end of last weeks storm cycle. Feeling good about the likelihood of more still to come this season! 📷: @richardhallman_photo
I’m anxious to get back out to eastern Washington. Winter can’t end soon enough. . . . ‘With Stone and Boulder’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: ISCO-Göttingen Westagon 50mm f/1.9 Film: Kodak Vericolor III (x-01/1999) Colville Indian Reservation, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exaktavarexvx #kodakvericoloriii #vericoloriii #colvillerez #iceagefloods #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm
I was ecstatic when I discovered that the broken Smena 8M had somehow healed itself. Thank you mysterious Soviet Camera Gods. . . . ‘Have Shrouded Shrines’ Camera: Smena 8M Film: Foma Equicolor Premium 100 (expired); 50iso Bridgeport, Douglas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #smena8m #douglascounty #cascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm #mycascadia #fomaequicolor100
A 1916 Luten arch bridge spanning Pine Creek near the town of Kenova, Washington. It was taken with wildly expired slide film and developed in the proper E-6 chemicals. It was metered correctly (at 32iso – slow by about three stops from the box speed) and shows just how this film loses its color accuracy and light sensitivity over time. . . . ‘Stir The Listening’ Camera: Ricoh KR-10 (1980) Film: AgfaChrome 200 (x-07/1985); 32ISO Process: E-6 Kenova, Whitman County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #ricohkr10 #agfachrome200 #whitmancountywa #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm
The color on much of this roll of incredibly old slide film came through. In other places, it was just mostly blue. . . . ‘In Song and Silence’ Camera: Ricoh KR-10 (1980) Film: AgfaChrome 200 (x-07/1985); 32ISO Process: E-6 Whitman County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #ricohkr10 #agfachrome200 #whitmancountywa #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm
Pilot Rock is a three-story high boulder that was dragged to its current location by a glacier. When eastern Washington was being explored, it was used as a landmark across the wide plateau. On USGS maps, it’s called Tower Rock. One such explorer, Thomas Symons, left an account of his travels. He and his party left the Columbia River at White Bluffs, searching for a better way to Fort Coleville, over 200 miles to the north. At this time, 1879, there were only a couple of white settlers in this area – Portuguese Joe and Wild Goose Bill. They lived along Crab Creek, the home of Chief Moses’ band of Columbia Indians. North of Crab Creek, however, the land was very little known about the land. Unfortunately, after leaving the Columbia River they got a bit lost and by the second day of their journey were out of water. After another half-day of walking, they came upon an old wagon road used by the Oregon Steam Navigation Company decades before. Taking it, they finally came to an alkali pond. It was fairly disgusting, but better than dying. The next day they continued their path, making it to Black Rock Coulee and the spring therein. Symons himself continues: “From Black Rock Spring we kept to the north, and in about nine miles came to Crab Creek, which is here quite a stream [probably just west of the present town of Marlin], flowing through a rich bottom half a mile wide. Up the stream the bottom narrows and becomes a chasm, formed by the perpendicular and overhanging walls of basaltic rock. Lower down the bottom became a march, entirely filling the space between the basaltic walls, in which the creek sinks to collect again further below. Where we crossed it in the bottom was good, and the descent and ascent from the great table land were comparatively easy. Leaving Crab Creek we went nearly northward, taking as a guide the Pilot Rock, a mass of rock about thirty feet high, but which, on account of the general flatness of the country, can be seen for a great distance in every direction.” — (continues below)
The importance of wheat to central Washington can’t really be overstated. But it can celebrated at Lind’s Golden Grain Wheat Room Cafe in Lind. Or at least the sign can be celebrated – the cafe closed down some years ago. . . . ‘Their Bonds’ Camera: Ricoh KR-10 Film: Polypan F (x-2006); 100iso Process: Rodinal 1+25; 10.5min Lind, Adams County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #ricohkr10 #polypanf50 #polypanf #rodinal #lindwashington #adamscountywa #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #mycascadia
Potholes Coulee (also known as Ancient Lake) was basically unknown west of the Cascades when we moved here about a decade ago. Now it seems like every backpacker and her grandmother have discovered it. And I get it, too. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Sometimes I’ll even catch myself staring at satellite images of it, marveling over its splendor. I can’t wait to get back, even if it means rubbing some elbows. . . . ‘Dimly Lurid’ Camera: Mamiya m645J (1979) Film: Fuji Velvia 100F (x-07/2005); 50ISO Process: E-6 Potholes Coulee, Grant County, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #mamiyam645 #fujifilm #fujivelvia100f #potholescoulee #iceagefloods #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #othellowashington #expiredfilm
I couldn’t shoot enough of this darkened story sky highlighted by a setting eastern Washington sun. Seriously, why can’t this last for days? . . . ‘The Fate that Joins Us’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: ISCO-Göttingen Westagon 50mm f/1.9 Film: Kodak Vericolor III (x-01/1999) Douglas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exaktavarexvx #kodakvericoloriii #vericoloriii #douglascounty #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia #thisiscascadia #expiredfilm
It’s always a bit of a challenge to take photos of signs. Essentially, every sign photo is the same. That’s sort of the point. And while the signs are always the attraction, you’ve got to do something to change things up. So unless your photos are meant to simply document individual signs, I’m not sure of the point. And that goes for this one, too. That said, I almost always like photos of signs – even the boring photos (of interesting signs). With this one, I used some old SFW film that was “made in Italy” – thus making it Ferrania. And rather than shooting it as a portrait, I landscaped instead. It’s nothing special, and still a bit boring, but I’m okay with that. I don’t take too many sign photos, so I won’t be too hard on myself here. . . . ‘Flee to Freedom’ Camera: Ricoh KR-10 (1980) Film: Seattle Film Works 200 (Italy) (x-12/01) Ephrata, Grant County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #ricohkr10 #seattlefilmworks #seattlefilmworks200 #ephratawa #grantcountywashington #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #mycascadia
I keep passing over this photo, thinking that it’s far too blurry to even bother sharing. And yet, I keep coming back to it. To me, this image is quintessentially eastern Washington. The blurred coulee walls washed bare by Ice Age floods, the barbed wire almost clear, the wooden posts braced against the autumn winds – everything – the sage brush, the bunch grass, the open sky – to me this is the Pacific Northwest. Others think of rain and douglas firs, waterfalls and snowy peaks, but this dry desolation is my Cascadia. . . . ‘The Slain are Silent’ Camera: Zorki 4 (c1956) Film: ORWO DP3 (x-1987); 3iso Process: HC-110B; 6.5min Escure Ranch, Whitman County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #expiredfilm #hc110 #zorki4 #escureranch #iceagefloods #whitmancountywa #whitmancounty #cascadia #thisiscascadia #cascadiaexplored #mycascadia
. . . ‘Beyond the Great Sea Shadows’ Camera: Mamiya m645J (1979) Film: Fuji Velvia 100F (x-07/2005); 50ISO Process: E-6 Harder Road, Adams County, Washington #120film #mediumformat #6x6 #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #expiredfilm #mamiyam645 #fujifilm #fujivelvia100f #thisiscascadia #cascadia #mycascadia #cascadiaexplored #adamscountywa #e6 #expiredfilm
🎶 For every invention made how much time did we save? / We're not much farther than we were in the cave 🎶 Animal Emojis meet their counterparts as represented in the art of Alaska's indigenous Tlingit people. BearEmoji, EagleEmoji, FrogEmoji, OwlEmoji and WolfEmoji by @AlisonOMarks. #theview #modestmouse #alisonmarks #tlingitart #formline #fryeartmuseum #seattlesound #seattle #emeraldcity #jetcity #raincity #washingtonstate #cascadia . . . . . #🐻 #🦅 #🐸 #🦉 #🐺 #reallifeemoji #downtownseattle #seattlewashington #seattlewa #kingcounty #washington #stateofwashington #theevergreenstate #evergreenstate #upperleftusa #thisiscascadia #landoffallingwater
🎶 They will see us waving from such great heights / Come down now, they'll say / But everything looks perfect from far away / Come down now, but we'll stay 🎶 Smith Tower (1914) and Columbia Center (1985) - upon completion each held a record for tallest west of the Mississippi. #suchgreatheights #thepostalservice #smithtower #lymansmith #smithandwesson #columbiacenter #seattlesound #seattle #emeraldcity #jetcity #raincity #washingtonstate #cascadia . . . . . #pioneersquare #downtownseattle #seattlewashington #seattlewa #kingcounty #washington #stateofwashington #theevergreenstate #evergreenstate #upperleftusa #thisiscascadia #landoffallingwater #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthbest #pacificnorthwestwonderland #pnwonderland #pnw
🗻🗻🗻the Mt. Hood view from Lane County 🗻🗻🗻 this winter has been unique..... #iloveoregon #upperleftusa #thisiscascadia #541 #pnwonderland #pnw #hikingislife #outdooradventure #hiking #optoutside #mthood
Chief Joseph (Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it, Nez Perce Chief): “The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was. The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man’s business to divide it.” . . . ‘Division’ Camera: Calumet CC-400 (c1965) Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 5.6; 210mm Film: Kodak Tri-X (4164); x-09/1973; 50iso Process: Xtol; 1+1; 8mins Grave of Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Cemetery, Nespelem, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington #4x5 #largeformatphotography #4x5photography #filmphotography #filmsnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm #filmphotographic #shootfilm #analogphotography #calumet4x5 #kodaktrix #xtol #chiefjoseph #nezperce #nespelem #colvillerez #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #cascadia #expiredfilm
I’m looking forward to the start of the photography season. Sure, most people shoot year round, and that’s great for them. But for me, I take the cold and dark winter months off. I use the time to rethink some ideas, gather film, fix/retire cameras (mostly retire) and plan new adventures. The Exakta came to me very late last season. This shot was taken in the first weekend of October. I think I took the Exakta out only once. Over the next month or so, I’m sure I’ll shoot a roll or two locally. But since I almost exclusively shoot while traveling, any real work won’t begin until the travel season starts (late March). Until then, I’ve got enough photos to tide me over. . . . ‘In Far Places’ Camera: Exakta Verex VX (c1951) Lens: ISCO-Göttingen Westagon 50mm f/1.9 Film: Kodak Vericolor III (x-01/1999) Danish Cemetery, Douglas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #exakta #exaktavarexvx #kodakvericoloriii #vericoloriii #expiredfilm #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #thisiscascadia #douglascountywashington
Last week I posted a couple of shots of an old eastern Washington school and the house in which its marm would live. This is from the same stop. The school marm’s house is on the right and the outhouse in on the left. I believe that the outhouse was shared between all of the students and the teacher herself. I vaguely remember something about another outhouse being there, but I can’t remember. The small box building in the middle is, I believe, part of the old cistern. This was shot on a color stock made and/or rebranded by Foma, the makers of Fomapan. I have no information about it at all. I sincerely doubt that Foma actually made it. Maybe it’s Svema? Or Ferrania? It could just be rebranded Fuji. But hey, it looks okay. Random Thought: I’m willing to bet that if there was ever a movie made about the history of the Foma company, it would play out as a heist film. There’s just something that feels shady about them. . . . ‘In Shrouded Ships’ Camera: Smena 8M Film: Foma Equicolor Premium 100 (expired); 50iso Puckett School Teacher’s House, Douglas County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #smena8m #fomaequicolor #douglascountywashington #thisiscascadia #cascadiaexplored #cascadia
This is one of those scenes that caught my eye as I drove by. I took a few other pictures at the grain silo, and wasn’t even planning on sharing this one. But we visited the Andrew Wyeth exhibit last weekend, and seeing a few of his pieces brought this one of mine to mind. Usually I don’t remember photos that I wasn’t planning on sharing – especially ones that I took eight or nine months ago. Figured that since I did, maybe I should share this. . . . ‘Years Followed’ Camera: Argus C3 (1953) Film: Tasma Mikrat 300 (x-06/1974); 6iso Process: HC-110B; 6.5min Franklin County, Washington #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #ishootfilm #35mmfilm #filmcamera #staybrokeshootfilm #believeinfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #istillshootfilm #filmisalive #argusc3 #tasmamikrat #tasmamikrat300 #franklincountywa #cascadia #cascadiaexplored #thisiscascadia #hc110
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