Tagged: 35mm

I’m bracketing yesterday’s picture of the public art work in Portland’s Olmstead designed Deering Oaks Park with yet another picture from Detroit’s Belle Isle. Plus, we got a bunch of rolls of 35mm film recently developed, and we’ve been scanning the negatives. Good stuff to look at.


The guy wearing the hoody riding the bike on the sidewalk (on the sidewalk!) mars this oldish picture. Or maybe he doesn’t, maybe he adds to what’s a flawed and ugly (I’ll admit it’s ugly, but I took it, so I’m allowed) photo of what you see a lot of when you walk across town, and it’s winter, and it’s cold, and winter’s long, and you’re waiting at an intersection to cross the street, and it’s cold. (Did I mention the length of the winter yet?)

The camera is a Minolta SLR. I think XD-11, but it might be an X-370. Definitely Minolta because we don’t own any other film cameras. The film: Grain looks like Ilford’s C41 film, which I’ve actually had a lot of trouble with: 24 exposures packed into 36 exposure canister, the film wound so tightly in the canister if fucked up the film crank on the X-370. But I like the fat grain of this film a lot.

Anyway, enjoy it. Failures like this picture are often thoughtful and good to learn from.

Evergreen Cemetery was modeled on another Victorian-style cemetery, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which itself was modeled on the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Friends of Evergreen Cemetery’s web site is here: