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Sunday, July 30, 2006

The monsoon season has arrived early in the Southwest this year bringing clouds, coolness and a little rain. More photos can be viewed as a slideshow. The first two in the slideshow are from my pinhole camera. The rest were all shot with my favorite little folding camera, the Ikonta 520.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006



Three more images from the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash box camera. During the decade of the 1950's millions of blurry photos were snapped with this camera because people didn't know that they needed to make an extra effort to hold it steady due to the slow shutter speed, probably about 1/30th of a second. The little push-on filters and close-up attachments also greatly extended the camera's capabilities.

Monday, July 17, 2006


My favorite subject from my favorite box camera. Margaret used to be very resistant to my efforts to photograph her, but I wore her down - took about thirty years. There is some discussion about the photos and the camera (the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash) at the Nelsonfoto site.