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IMPOSSIBLE’s New BW Test Film FAST Developing right in front of your eyes!

It’s VERY contrasty, but it’s amazing how fast it develops and I didn’t shield this at all..heck, my 600 is missing it’s tiny flappy thing, so it just shoots out with NO protection at all!

(Source: youtube.com)

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Let Me In on Flickr.She showed up one day on my property, emaciated, desperate, and I told myself, I can’t do this again.
But I gave her water and some food. And then she left.
When she came back the next day, I knew she was mine. She had been abandoned when she was pregnant, the vet thought, and only after her babies didn’t make it did she fend for herself…then she found me with only a few days left before she wouldn’t have made it.
This is my favorite image of my Amee. I was taking pictures laying by the water of the pool and didn’t want her knocking me in, so I kept the gate closed. But this the typical Amee look.
Let Me In 
A lot of years have passed, and we’ve been through a lot, but we both ended up with the best people we could ever ask for.
Today we had to say goodbye, body failing, but always saying…let me in.

Let Me In on Flickr.

She showed up one day on my property, emaciated, desperate, and I told myself, I can’t do this again.

But I gave her water and some food. And then she left.

When she came back the next day, I knew she was mine. She had been abandoned when she was pregnant, the vet thought, and only after her babies didn’t make it did she fend for herself…then she found me with only a few days left before she wouldn’t have made it.

This is my favorite image of my Amee. I was taking pictures laying by the water of the pool and didn’t want her knocking me in, so I kept the gate closed. But this the typical Amee look.

Let Me In

A lot of years have passed, and we’ve been through a lot, but we both ended up with the best people we could ever ask for.

Today we had to say goodbye, body failing, but always saying…let me in.

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Pala Fields on Flickr.There is this spot on the backroads on the way home that I’ve been wanting to stop and take a shot in the waning light of summer…Trouble is, it’s on a very busy part of the highway, and on the opposite side as well, so I always hesitate to try and stop.  This time, there was light traffic, so I stopped, braved the crossing.
It reminds me of the golden fields of Kansas, full of wheat…this is California, so it’s just dry grass, but it’s almost the same.

Pala Fields on Flickr.

There is this spot on the backroads on the way home that I’ve been wanting to stop and take a shot in the waning light of summer…Trouble is, it’s on a very busy part of the highway, and on the opposite side as well, so I always hesitate to try and stop. This time, there was light traffic, so I stopped, braved the crossing.

It reminds me of the golden fields of Kansas, full of wheat…this is California, so it’s just dry grass, but it’s almost the same.

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Summer Counts on Flickr.It’s been a very warm Summer, and I’m over it.  Too many 100+ F days and it’s not cooling down in the evening anymore.  These objects say summer, but at the same time, they taunt me and make me want a nice sweater and a fireplace.  I want to shiver.

Summer Counts on Flickr.

It’s been a very warm Summer, and I’m over it. Too many 100+ F days and it’s not cooling down in the evening anymore. These objects say summer, but at the same time, they taunt me and make me want a nice sweater and a fireplace. I want to shiver.

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Pockets of Stories at the Beach on Flickr.I love all the little pockets of stories going on in this shot.  A guy getting a phone number from a girl, two people just getting to the beach, a family trekking across the sand to set up and kids playing in the surf, oblivious to it all.
I also love how my Rollieflex gets out of my way and is a window to a world, that at the perfect time and a simple soft click, is captured.

Pockets of Stories at the Beach on Flickr.

I love all the little pockets of stories going on in this shot. A guy getting a phone number from a girl, two people just getting to the beach, a family trekking across the sand to set up and kids playing in the surf, oblivious to it all.

I also love how my Rollieflex gets out of my way and is a window to a world, that at the perfect time and a simple soft click, is captured.

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Thoughts of Starbucks [Explored] on Flickr.I’m always amazed and honored when I get a picture on Flickr Explore, but I really couldn’t guess which ones are Explore-worthy.  My son, the subject of this picture, says it’s the subject, Dad, it’s the subject.

Thoughts of Starbucks [Explored] on Flickr.

I’m always amazed and honored when I get a picture on Flickr Explore, but I really couldn’t guess which ones are Explore-worthy. My son, the subject of this picture, says it’s the subject, Dad, it’s the subject.

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rrroseselavy asked: Hi there! This is a question regarding a much older post..2012..I think. It's about your Mamiya polaroid back. I just purchased one and am worried about that terrible black column on the side that some images have. I haven't tested it out but will for sure do it tomorrow. What type of back do or did you have? Thanks!

I have an “NPC” back. It shifts the instant shot to one side, so there is a black band on the right side. Other backs center the image and have thinner black bands on either side.