Closer, originally uploaded by truublooo*.
A couple walks in the street hand-in-hand.

New York City, NY


Yellow, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

Bicycles parked in the street in Philadelphia.

Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

The Manhattan Bridge showing off nicely in late afternoon sun as day turns into night.

New York City, NY


Think, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

These photos were taken with an Olympus 35SP and are the results of what would happen when 1.5V is used instead of 1.35V battery, without any correction, over-exposures. It's too bad really, but here are the photos anyway. I will correct for the voltage next time.

The Bowery
New York City, NY


Park, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

Walking in the park of Old City.

Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

The Brooklyn Bridge and New-York City's buildings at sunset.


Inspiration, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

Man with his laptop taking in the sunset at water's edge.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn, NY


Commuting, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

A woman rides her bicycle in a busy street of New York City.


Bayside, originally uploaded by truublooo*.
A couple enjoyed a pedicab ride along the Big Bay late afternoon in San Diego, CA.


Sailboats, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

Sailboats at sunset in the Big Bay.
San Diego, CA

Olympus XA4

Olympus XA4, originally uploaded by truublooo*.
Recently, I started to shoot film again and I find myself liking the process. Not that I really shot film before. Several years back, and apparently for no good reason, I bought several compact 35mm film cameras. I picked up small cameras with sharp lenses. They went for comparatively few dubloons. Film cameras were available at a discount. I shot a couple of rolls with the Canonet and the Olympus 35SP. I was quite happy with the exercise and left it as that, an exercise.

Flash forward to several years later and several more thousands of digital photos after, I'm now several years older. Nikon now has full-frame digital cameras. Everyone I know upgraded to full-frame Canons or Nikons.

I can't justify upgrading my DSLR, on the other hand. I have a Fujifilm Finepix S5 Pro, with a set of Nikkor lenses, and have been very happy with it. I thought my ability to make beautiful photos does not depend on having a finer camera...I think it was then that I realized I not only have full-frame capability in my 35mm film cameras, I would also have a sexier photo process that goes with it. Now we are talking.

The Olympus XA series was one of the most compact 35mm film cameras made. The one I have is an XA4. The XA4 is the macro version and can focus to a distance of 12". I have a roll of iso800 film in this puppy for a couple weeks. I look forward to finishing off the roll and sharing the photos here.



Mooring, originally uploaded by truublooo*.

Sailboats in the harbor, downtown, moored to buoys tethered to, what are likely, engine blocks under water.

San Diego, CA