Shepard mix LGP 12-21-16 1

Shepard mix LGP 12-21-16 1

A German Shepard mix, or a purebred G.S. (I don’t remember purebreds having this kind of long fur, though…) comes through Looking Glass Photography. (a camera store in Berkeley, CA…) I apparently had the lens on an outdoor ƒ stop (probably ƒ 8…) and the shutter speed for that stop was apparently 1/8 to 1/15 of a second (camera was in Aperture-Priority AE…) – the camera stayed still, but the dog looked around when he/she (the photographer didn’t look…) heard the first curtain fire, and the mirror flap… (since the mirror wasn’t locked up…) Taken by a Nikon F3 with a Nikkor 50mm ƒ 1.4 AIs lens on Kodak Portra 400 film.

Scanned into computer by an Epson V700, with the Epson software.

Yes, that’s dust by the dog’s hind leg…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2017-03-09 20:24:25

Tagged: , Dog , German Shepard , ¿mutt? , Looking Glass Photography , Berkeley, CA , Nikon F3 , Nikkor 50mm ƒ 1.4 AIs , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged

Mer Bandshell 3-14-13

Mer Bandshell 3-14-13

The bandshell or outdoor stage (it is used for both…) in Applegate Park in Merced, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Nikon 28-80 ƒ 3.3-5.6 G lens on Kodak Portra 400 film Exposure data unrecorded. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust reduction done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-08 18:24:23

Tagged: , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Nikon 28-80mm , geotagged , Kodak , Portra 400

AC Transit 5023 F4s A 3-13-13

AC Transit 5023 F4s A 3-13-13

AC Transit # 5023, a VanHool A300K, deadheads northbound on San Pablo Avenue in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400 film. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-07 18:28:55

Tagged: , AC Transit , VanHool , A300K , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , geotagged , Kodak , Portra 400

Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

Cellar Spider BY 5-8-13

A Cellar Spider (exact species unknown – there are 20 species in the genus Pholcus that are very similar to each other…) Pholcus sp? that I found in an un-dusted corner of my computer room (a converted bedroom) in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400.

Taken at 1/2 life-size on the film plane…

That’s a window stile (painted grey) behind the spider… I caught the translucence of the legs… Unusually for this genus, this guy/gal has all his/her legs…

For a true "The Spider That Ate Albany" experience, try this shot in original size!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-09-21 15:55:35

Tagged: , Cellar Spider , spider , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Kodak , Portra 400

Bear Creek Mer 3-14-13 1

Bear Creek Mer 3-14-13 1

Looking west down Bear Creek from the Michael O. Sullivan Bike Trail in Merced CA. (named after a first cousin of the photographer…) This is somewhat (there’s more grass than usual on the near bank…) typical of riparian habitat in the Central Valley in the Merced region, in March. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Nikon 28-80mm ƒ 3.3-5.6 G lens on Kodak Portra 400 film. Exposure data unrecorded. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust reduction done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-08 18:24:26

Tagged: , Bear Creek , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Nikon 28-80mm , geotagged , Kodak , Portra 400

Eastern Grey Sq Mer 3-14-13 1

Eastern Grey Sq Mer 3-14-13 1

An Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis seen in an oak tree in Applegate Park in Merced, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Promaster 100-400mm lens (at 400) on Kodak Portra 400. Scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

The streak seen is from the scanner – unknown why… I’ll be getting a new scanner soon…(9/2013)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-02 19:02:33

Tagged: , Eastern Grey Squirrel , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged , Sciurus carolinensis

AC Transit 1007 A F4s 3-13-13

AC Transit 1007 A F4s 3-13-13

AC Transit # 1007, a VanHool A330, travels southbound working the 72 Rapid line on San Pablo Avenue in front of Albany, CA’s City Hall. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Exposure data unrecorded. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust reduction done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Note that the bus is painted in the Rapid livery, but that the livery is fading badly… this seems to be happening to a lot of the buses in the rapid livery…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-05 18:19:42

Tagged: , AC Transit , VanHool , A330 , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged

AC Transit 1008 A F4s 3-13-13

AC Transit 1008 A F4s 3-13-13

AC Transit # 1008, a VanHool A330 working the southbound 72 Rapid line, pauses for passengers at San Pablo Avenue and Solano Avenue in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ 3.5 AI lens on Kodak Portra 400 film. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Dark car in foreground is a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited of newer than 2004 vintage.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-06 17:59:56

Tagged: , AC Transit , VanHool , A330 , Jeep , Grand Cherokee Limited , Albany, CA , Nikon F4s , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged

Bear Creek Mer 3-14-13 2

Bear Creek Mer 3-14-13 2

A shot looking across Bear Creek to the north bank of same from Applegate Park in Merced, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Nikon 28-80mm ƒ 3.3-5.6 G lens on Kodak Portra 400 film. Exposure data unrecorded. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust reduction done in Paint Shop Pro X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-08 18:24:29

Tagged: , Bear Creek , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Nikon 28-80mm , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged

Northern Flicker Mer 3-14-13

Northern Flicker Mer 3-14-13

A Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus (Red-Shafted) (probably a female…) seen in Applegate Park in Merced, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Promaster 100-400 lens (at 400) on Kodak Portra 400 film. Scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2. Cropped heavily.

Life Sighting!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-02 19:02:34

Tagged: , Northern Flicker , Colaptes auratus , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged