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Thursday, June 8, 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Hello hello 
Just wanted to mention I put a few postcards up on Etsy. All images are film and were shot with numerous cameras I have adopted and some even restored. My images are from up and down California including details of our coastlines, rivers, mountains and even some from the historic shaper's alley in Hermosa Beach.
This is my love so putting these images out was something that I hesitated on and even publishing them on Etsy I stalled for weeks. I think it is hard to create something and then put a price on it.  But when it comes to film and processing it can get costly it's an expensive habit. I try to keep the cost down by developing at home but I felt it was time to set up a shop it just made sense to try and sell a few postcards if it would help support my film habit so I can continue doing what I love.  If you would like to check out my work here is the link.  

Have a great day & thanks so much ..Vania

Petersburg in the rain/ 15 Small Adventures

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Back in January we were on the east coast for a few days around my birthday I wanted to march and document The Women's March on Washington. I will never regret that decision it was a wonderful experience.
We drove up the day before the March from North Carolina with Marley, Rory, John my husband and my mother in law who is actually a pretty good driver(thanks Barbara). She asked if we wanted to stop anywhere and when I saw the sign on the highway for Historical Petersburg I said sure lets stop in Petersburg kind of a spur of the moment decision which are my favorite. It had been raining and drizzling all day but we were considered lucky that the temp wasn't colder as it typically can be that time of year. The town was dead streets mostly empty kind of perfect for pictures I was shooting with a borrowed Mamiya 7 which is a great camera to shoot with but I do not think I did a great job framing buildings. It was slightly difficult not to get the camera wet and I was kind of trying to make it quick that's my excuse haha. I know I need lots of time to get the shots I want but I really just wanted to test this camera out so Im ok with these photos enough to post them here.
 So Petersburg stays on the list I will definitely have to revisit in the future and shoot again till then...
Here are some photos of Petersburg shot with the first run of Cinestill800 for medium format shot in the  Mamiya7 w/ a  80mm lens.


Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Petersburg in the Rain

Yashica Mat 124 G

Monday, May 1, 2017
In love with my Yashicamat 124G I got from shop goodwill I cleaned the lenses and stuck a roll of Kodak400tx in it. Developed the roll here at home and wow it works perfectly I am feeling pretty lucky. This camera is easy to use and even has a built in light meter that is fairly accurate just about a stop off. Its very light and easy to carry around your neck for long periods of time. I look forward to adding this in my circulation of cameras I use on the regular welcome back to life Yashicamat 124G.

Yashica-mat (3)
Yashica-mat (6)

Yashica-mat (2)

Yashicamat 124G

Yashicamat 124G

Yashicamat 124G