The Moon in the backyard

In Search of Lost Pictures

The moon peeking through the clouds during an hour long exposure a couple nights ago…

After a 5 hours exposure with my new pinhole camera on Harman direct positive paper turned out blank (that is, almost totally black with only the window showing just a bit), I loaded some Fomapan 100 in the Speed Graphic and exposed it through the 135mm Optar at F/4.7 for an hour…

Developed in *very* old Rodinal 1+100 for 6min at 20C and vuala…

The Moon in the backyard

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Bell Island – a place for many adventures.

Raising the Bar Strength & Conditioning

There is irony in a person who lives on an island going to still smaller islands in search of adventures. Fogo Island, Exploits Islands, and Bell Island have been among my insular destinations within Newfoundland. You can tack St. Pierre & Miquelon on to that tally if you wish, they being off the southern coast of Newfoundland, but French territory.

Bell Island is particularly interesting for a few reasons, one of which happens to be its happy proximity to St. John’s (capital city of Newfoundland and close to where I live). To get to Bell Island, you must take a ferry. My friend Steph swam the channel, but she was leaving Bell Island to get to the mainland, so it was more of an escape really, rather reminiscent of Edmond Dantès‘ swim in The Count of Monté Cristo, only with a wetsuit (essential) and without a weighted…

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