I’ve gotten behind on many things, mainly due to a case of Covid in the family that put everything on hold for two weeks. Now that things are back to normal, it’s time to catch up.
At the top of the list is a business project that should have been finished months ago. Close behind are drawing and still life projects, including putting the finishing touches on my little studio space. After all of that, I have a few books to read for the still life projects and planning and writing to complete for this blog.
I’m delighted to say three somewhat obscure Minolta lenses I never thought I would find (MD 50-135mm, MD 100-300mm, MD 35-105mm) just made their way to me. Also, still on the way is a Minolta ER 35mm SLR camera, which I had never heard of before three days ago. A thoughtful reader sent me info and diagrams needed to make a minor but important repair on my Minolta XK finder, so I’m eager to get that done as well. Finally, I may be doing some behind the scenes work on this site. As you can see, I have a lot of catching up to do, and therefore may not have a blog post up again until 12/28 or later.
One other thing…
My last “Frame Works?” post (the fern frond) had an error in the technical section. I used an older post as a template and accidentally left some old technical information.
The fern image is on a Tri-X roll I developed at The Photographers Studio darkroom in Summer 2019. I made prints from the roll during class but did not scan it until early 2020 after buying an Epson V600 scanner. The technical section should have read:
“Technical: Minolta Maxxum 400si, Maxxum 100mm f2.8 Macro, Kodak Tri-X 400, developed in Ilfosol 3, scanned with an Epson v600”
Well, that’s all for now. If I don’t get a new post up before 12/28, then Happy Holidays!!!
Hopefully, 2021 will be much better!!!