1965 Ford Galaxie 500
Car guys at Denver’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival in Civic Center, May 5, 2012.
Mark Rhoads lost his job as a journeyman stagehand when his eyesight degraded so much he couldn’t work. While he waits through the months-long process to get disability payments, he’s making ends meet by playing his hard-worn Sigma guitar on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Taken with my Konica Auto S2 rangefinder camera, which I wrote about this weekend.
Medium-format photos from the Southwest
In April, I took a road trip through the Southwest with Katchabird and took along a bunch of cameras. I had a wonderful time and got some good frames, like this one looking back down at the entrance road in Colorado National Monument.
I used Kodak Portra 160 film in my Yashica-D TLR camera for these. I already loved the camera; these just made me love it more.
Kodak Motormatic 35
Above left: Craig F. Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Denver Post photographer; above right: A view of the Kodak Motormatic 35 camera.
In 1938, the Baby Brownie Special was introduced as an upgrade to the original Baby Brownie. Improvements included a side-mounted (more accessible) bakelite button shutter release, and a top-mounted telescopic optical viewfinder. This little guy was in production until 1954, and given its quality in comparison to other toy cameras I’ve tested, it’s no surprise.
This week on Putting a Roll Through: Eight images from my most recent camera acquisition, the Kodak Baby Brownie Special.
Another of my Bakelite Beauties, the Kodak Baby Brownie Special (photos and details on mine) is an upgrade from the standard Baby Brownie.