Sometimes I save photos I feature on Michigan in Pictures to a folder that changes my computer background every day. This one by Anna from 5 years back has always been one of my favorites.
You can see more in Anna’s My 365 Photo Challenge gallery.
Here’s a shot from last week in my hometown of Leland by Mark Smith who writes:
The tribal fishing boat Waabi-Maang (White Loon) fires up for another fishing season in Leland, Michigan. I have been fooling around with a vintage lens here .. quite a trip! (if you look closely you can almost see the storm coming – 8 inches of snow tonight. Thanks, Spring.)
View Mark’s photo background big and see more in his slideshow.
PS: The lens is a Contax Sonnar 2890 – here’s another photo “Branches to Branches” that Mark took with it.
High on the list of “Things That I Want, Yet Somehow Don’t Have” is a waterproof camera. Lance does have one, the Nikon AW120, which is apparently not only waterproof, but also shockproof and freezeproof. Sounds like a ton of fun!
You’ll need a camera like this today on the Lakes as the winds are really whipping things up all across the state.
Film. How does it make you feel? When you see a photo shot with real film on a computer – whether as a print or in the developing tray – is there a difference?
More on cameras & film on Michigan in Pictures.
Absolute Michigan has a pumpkinpalooza going today – check it out!
Marianne took this shot using a Great Wall df2 camera using tri X/hc110 film. Another friend of the blog, Mark O’Brien, has details on The Great Wall camera on his blog.
You can see more shots that Marianne has taken with this camera in her amazing Great Wall DF2 gallery.
You can see it bigger in his Holga slideshow.
Many more Holga camera shots – including another one from this location by Matt – on Michigan in Pictures!
Is it cruel or welcome to post photos like this in February? Please discuss below…
EllenJo writes that because her hands were wet it was hard to advance the film, so she ended up with some cool “happy accidents” like this. Check this out bigger in her blue slideshow and I hope your weekend is full of happy accidents!
Rachel took this with the awesomely awesome Supersampler camera, hailed the “Queen of all Multi-Lensed Cameras”:
One look at the quirky-looking Supersampler and you know that it’s a camera like no other! This ultra-lightweight, low-maintenance 35mm camera fits perfectly in your hand for spontaneous shooting! Aim the Supersampler at your moving (or non-moving) subject, pull the ripcord, press the tiny button – and voila! You have just “sampled” your subject into four panoramic panels. So how on earth is this possible?! See those four beady eyes nestled in front of its plastic body? Those are the ultra-talented, super-sharp lenses that slice your image into four panels. Results are wickedly cool if your subject is in hyperactive motion, or if you prefer to shoot non-moving objects, you’ll have to do the jumping and moving!
Need more? You’re in luck! Michigan in Pictures has more supersampleration!