Yelena: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on February 27, 2013

I took photos of my friend Yelena quite awhile ago, but I recently uncovered these Holga photos from the same shoot. We went to Arana Gulch in Santa Cruz for a nice open field to take portraits in. I like how long it takes me to finish and develop rolls of film, because every roll ends up being a surprise! Check out the original photoshoot here.

Yelena is a super talented designer, so check out her graphic design and illustration work.

The “you don’t say…” look:

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Greyhound Rock: Holga Style…again.

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on February 12, 2013

It’s difficult NOT to photograph Greyhound Rock (my favorite beach off highway 1) whenever I go. I’ve captured the beach with my Holga before and had more shots on my recent rolls of film.

Here’s the rock in all of its glory with a flash of blue (blue filter covering flash). 
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Quad Cam: Mimosa Giggles

Posted in 35mm, Action, Film, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on October 21, 2012

Reminiscing girl time with Rebecca. She used to be my closest geographical friend (like 7 min away) but now lives out in Lindsay (3 1/2 hour drive) so we see each other every few months. Back in February Rebecca visited for a weekend and we planned a much needed ladies day out: brunch/mimosas at Kianti’s and The Vow. By the way, was anyone else slightly disappointed by The Vow? Maybe all the pre Valentine’s Day hype put a damper on it.

As seen through my quad cam:
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Greyhound Rock: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on October 17, 2012

I’m on a total film kick ever since I started scanning my Holga 120mm rolls from the last 2 years. Today I’m showcasing photos from my favorite beach off of Highway 1: Greyhound Rock. This particular outing was accompanied by my good friend Sarah who I’ve known since way back when-high school circa 2002. I just realized that we must have met around this time a decade ago. Wow.

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Return of my Mighty Holga!

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography, Travel by daybf on October 9, 2012

In the past I’ve had my Holga 120mm film rolls developed and scanned at the same time from Bay Photo Lab in Santa Cruz. Early this year they stopped processing film altogether, so I had my film developed at Foto Express in downtown San Jose, but opted out paying for digital scans. I decided to invest in a film negative scanner so I can do my own film scans and hopefully scan old slides my family has as well.

The fun thing about my Holga is I don’t take photos with it often, so 1 roll can contain photos from a whole range of events. This first batch of scans are from the same roll but contain images from my first NFL game (Raiders vs. The Bears), a trip to Seattle last February, a local beach outing, and my coworker/friend Ari and I at First Friday in Santa Cruz.

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Can you spy the double exposure? ^ 
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From this same roll I also have images from Christmas (2011) and New Years Eve that I’ll be posting in the future!

Quad Cam: Summertime Joy Still Upon Us

Posted in 35mm, Film, Photography by daybf on October 4, 2012

Summer has come and gone, but here in California October has only given us hotter weather. Here are some fun beach photos to commemorate that happy summer feeling that has drawn out through this Fall.

These photos were taken with my little 35mm quad camera. It has 4 lenses similar to this which takes 4 pictures in 1 second with 1 click of the shutter. So you end up with 4 images on each negative.

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Santa Cruz Harbor Surge Aftermath

Posted in Event, Photography by daybf on April 27, 2011

This is long overdue, but better late than never. The Santa Cruz Harbor was hit with wave surges on March 11, 2011, after the terrible tsunami in Japan. We experienced nothing in comparison to Japan, but the surges caused an estimated $22.5 million in dock/infrastructure damages. And “at least 18 boats sank and another 100 were damaged by the waves” (abc local news article). There are a lot of clips of the surge on YouTube, but this one and these sum it up pretty well.

My dad has a sailboat in the harbor, so he went down on the day of, but it was ill advised, unsafe, and crowded, so I waited until the next day to go down and take some pictures of the aftermath. By the time I arrived they had already cleaned up a lot of the debris, but you can tell where boats and docks are damaged or missing.



99 Bottles: solving life’s most trivial questions

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on April 18, 2011

2011 has been filled with trivia! Santa Cruz has several different trivia nights, and nearly every week I go to 99 Bottles on Wednesdays, and Woodstocks on Thursdays. 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall‘s trivia starts at 8pm and has a variety of weekly theme questions such as name that sound, song, face, etc. Here’s a little compilation of 2 different nights:



Yelena’s newest look: ravishing redhead

Posted in Photography, Portraiture by daybf on February 15, 2011

My good friend Yelena, who you saw in my post Holga: roll 3, part 1, came to town and I took pictures of her in Arana Gulch. She recently died her hair red and cut it shorter, so it was time for new photos! The weather was sunny with clouds, so the sun kept disappearing and reappearing, but we made it work. It was a fun and simple shoot. There were tons of people out walking their dogs, and a few particularly liked Yelena and–oddly enough–completely ignored me.

Yelena is an extremely talented designer and all-around artist. Definitely check out her design portfolio and blog.

Enjoy!

My four favorites:

We made a ladybug friend:

I always find the need to get some silly pictures:
Yelena has these awesome Nike high-tops that deserved some attention:

Twin Lakes Beach at sunset

Posted in 365, Photography by daybf on February 7, 2011

7/365: Sun setting behind the Walton Lighthouse as seen from Twin Lakes Beach. I sure do live in a beautiful place!
Pick of the day:
It’s amazing how much the light changes during one sunset.

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