Minolta X300

I don’t mind driving slow but…

The snow and rather sharp light made it difficult to get any good photos, so it will be a mix with new and old photos today.

The snow and rather sharp light made it difficult to get any good photos, so it will be a mix with new and old photos today.

We were never hit with that snow storm the last time so I guess it was inevitable that we would be hit this time. It snowed all night and almost till noon and finally I think we got around 4-6 inches of the white garbage. I start working an hour earlier on Fridays so the plow lorries hadn’t plowed the road outside the village and if they had plowed the high way it couldn’t be seen. It worked rather well to drive on the road outside the village to the high way since there was almost no other car around.

 

They have started to clean up in the forest. These three photos show the pile after clearing up at just one place, it is huge!

They have started to clean up in the forest. These three photos show the pile after clearing up at just one place, it is huge!

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When I reached the high way I saw a car coming and thought I just as well could let it pass before I drove out on the road, it is nicer to drive free from other cars when the roads are as bad as they were this morning. That was a stupid idea 🙂 I don’t mind driving slow, especially when the road conditions demands it but the driver in front of me had some problems keeping the speed he wanted. It is very hard to keep the distance if the other driver changes speed all the time. It didn’t help that he (I write he but have no idea if it was a man or woman driving) had problems with the lights from the oncoming cars.

 

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So as soon as he finally seemed to be able to keep the speed he suddenly almost stopped because of the lights or what ever reason he could find, then he suddenly drove rather fast just to almost stop again for what ever reason he had. It was impossible to pass him so I just had to try to adapt my driving to his. I felt so happy when it was time to turn of the high way again and thought that finally I would get rid of him. Turns out he was one of those that know nothing about turn signals, he turned too!

 

Three from the Minolta X300

Three from the Minolta X300

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Hasselblad 16 photo cassette.

Hasselblad 16 photo cassette.

We kept on like this for a few miles and more cars were driving behind me and the road got worse by the mile and then he suddenly understood that we’ve given up trying to keep the distance so not only my car lights filled up his car but also the ones after me, he can’t have seen anything to be honest. I think I could have walked behind his car and still  have problems not getting to close, so he finally stopped by a small road and let us all pass. I just barely made it to work in time even though I had started much earlier than usual. By the time I had stopped working all roads were just fine again but we still have lots of snow left. It might with a bit of luck melt away until Monday when we’ll get more again. This is typical April weather, just one month too early.

 

Four from the Edixa Reflex.

Four from the Edixa Reflex.

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The fire is burning in the stove, not because it is cold but the dampness is eating its way inside my cottage. It is time to make something to eat and then most likely fall asleep in front of the tv, again 🙂

Have a great day!

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There really is no place for short chubby fingers.

The Minolta X300. I only got 15 photos from a roll of film which should give me 36 photos. I guess the camera froze like so many elderly does when the temperature drops that much.

Taken with the Minolta X300 (and the four after this one). I only got 15 photos from a roll of film which should give me 36 photos. I guess the camera froze like so many elderly does when the temperature drops that much.

We’ve had a wonderful sunny day here with very little wind as well. I got the chance to experience it some when I walked to and from the neighbor factory where I worked for a few hours today. It was the kind of day when it felt like the best thing to do was just to jump in the car and drive away but I couldn’t for two reasons.

 

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The first reason was because too many hadn’t come to work today so they really needed another painter and the second reason was that I had to replace the two lights above the license plate on the tailgate. I knew both of them had broken already yesterday so the first thing I did when I came home was to bring all screwdrivers I have, the two tiny lightbulbs were already waiting in the car.

 

All photos I took with the Kodak Retinette became really grainy and I think it has to do with really bad light. Next time I'll use it will be on a sunny day. These four and the four after are taken with the Kodak.

All photos I took with the Kodak Retinette became really grainy and I think it has to do with really bad light. Next time I’ll use it will be on a sunny day. These four and the four after are taken with the Kodak. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

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I had to have the flashlight in my mouth while I kept the tailgate in a hight where I easily could work. Naturally the screws were of a kind which I didn’t have a screwdriver for. So I talked with the handyman at work, he who fixes all problems we have with almost everything at work and he had the right tool. So as soon as I came back to work I started changing those lightbulbs.

 

I do like them anyway.

I do like them anyway.

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The first thing I do is to drop the tiny screw so it landed between the license plate and the tailgate. I could feel that it would be easy to pick up so I continued with the other one. It is amazing how hard those tiny bulbs sit and there’s really no space for short and chubby fingers 🙂 I did get it out after a while and when I was about to pick up the screw that I dropped I managed to push it down behind the license plate.

 

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera out on the bog when I got a bit lost :-)

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera out on the bog when I got a bit lost 🙂

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This is the tree I recognised when I went out the next weekend and realised I was so close to almost walk the right way :-)

This is the tree I recognised when I went out the next weekend and realised I was so close to almost walk the right way 🙂

The plate is made of plastic but I didn’t dare pulling too hard to get the screw out, so I gave up after a few minutes and called our handyman and asked how I would remove the plate since there were no visible screws to remove. He really tried to explain to me but in the end he had to come out and help me 🙂 🙂 Turns out those plastic plates can take a lot before they break and to be honest, it was stupidly easy to remove it 🙂

 

I had the Zeiss with me that time too. These four are taken with that camera.

I had the Zeiss with me that time too. These four are taken with that camera.

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So now I drive legally again, well almost because another lightbulb broke so now I need to go to the petrol station on my way home tomorrow and get a new one 🙂 It is time for something to eat and hot cocoa, the night is chilly!

 

These last four are taken with my Nikon D5100 last Sunday.

These last four are taken with my Nikon D5100 last Sunday.

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Have a great day!


I wish it could make up its mind.

This photo is taken with a Kodak Retinette 1B. I need to estimate the distance to what I want to photograph and this time I estimated a bit wrong. Too bad because it is probably the best photo taken with that camera. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

This photo is taken with a Kodak Retinette 1B. I need to estimate the distance to what I want to photograph and this time I estimated a bit wrong.  That camera does not like bad light at all! All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

I went out to the car this morning, expecting the wind to roar and howl but it was actually quite quiet. Naturally I then thought some well chosen things about the weather forecast companies and jumped in the car and drove away. I had to apologize in my thoughts to all those companies when I reached the open fields where the village ends, the car trembled in the wind 🙂

 

These four are taken with an Edixa Reflex, I think I've only shown photos from this camera once before when I first got it.

These four are taken with an Edixa Reflex, I think I’ve only shown photos from this camera once before when I first got it.

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I think we’ve gotten enough rain to last us the year out by now, thankfully it will stop some time tonight, after that the temperature will drop below 0C (32F) and it will turn to snow instead.  After that we might get some sunshine but cold temperatures and those will stay for a few days when warmer weather will come back again. I really think it could decide itself to stay either warm or cold for a longer period, this is just stupid.

 

These four are taken with the Zeiss.

These four are taken with the Zeiss. It is a much better camera than the two before this one but it doesn’t like low light especially much either.

 

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Today actually passed rather quick and I’m surprised since Tuesdays usually are slower than cold molasses. Still nothing special happened but I didn’t get the chance to watch the clock especially much and that usually helps to make the day go by faster. I can now see almost daylight when I go out to the car after work, at least if the sky is clear and that always make life feel nicer after the long winter.

 

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera. Do You remember when I drove to Falköping to see the doctor so he coulöd check that the toxic paint hadn't done any damage to me? This was the only photo I took in Falköping (with this camera) because the weather was so bad.

These four are taken with the Hasselblad camera. Do You remember when I drove to Falköping to see the doctor so he coulöd check that the toxic paint hadn’t done any damage to me? This was the only photo I took in Falköping (with this camera) because the weather was so bad.

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I really need a new vacuum cleaner now. The one I have sound more than it does so to speak. I have one of those combined water and dust vacuum cleaners and now it sounds as if lots of dust finally reached the motor in it. It takes lots of dust though because it is pretty big so I hesitate every time I see new ones in the super market and so far the old one still hangs around.

 

The last four are taken with the Minolta X300.

The last four are taken with the Minolta X300.

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It is time for something to eat and then some sleeping in front of the tv before I go to bed 🙂

Have a great day!


Lots of photos to go through.

From the Hasselblad camera.

From the Hasselblad camera.

Lots of photos to go through today. Some good, some bad (that’s how it goes when one is trying the limits of old cameras 🙂 ) and lots of the frozen bog. I’ll take the evening to go through them and will be back tomorrow.

 

This one too.

This one too.

This and the next one is from the Zeiss.

This and the next one is from the Zeiss. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

The storm is here I think, it sounds like it but like usual I can’t feel it since my neighbors cottage and garage takes all wind. It snowed a lot and then the rain came so the roads were anything but fun to drive home on but almost everyone drove really slow for once.

 

This is the best double exposure I've ever taken I think.

This is the best double exposure I’ve ever taken I think.

From the Minolta X300.

From the Minolta X300.

Have a great day!