Shooting 35mm film with a toy camera can bring a lot of unexpected results. I enjoy experimenting, as that’s how we learn and grow. Shooting analog film from a $1 camera bought in a second hand store can give you many surprises. The film photos shown in this post are from a small plastic camera with a plastic lens. I was pretty happy with the results. They are crude, but I like them!
Death Valley National Park is located on the eastern edge of California. It is only a couple of hours to drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley. Making this an ideal day trip from Vegas. The Winter months are the best time to visit the park. The temperatures are mild and the crowds are manageable. The Bad Water Basin is a major attraction is very pleasant to visit in the Winter.
The Las Vegas strip has countless resorts, casinos, malls, restaurants, and other venues to explore. Living in Las Vegas gives me the opportunity to explore the strip often. It’s also a great place for street photography and architecture photography. This post illustrates some of the architectural photos that I’ve taken while living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Twin Peaks in San Francisco, California is a perfect place to get sweeping views of San Francisco. The 360 degree views offer both views of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The downtown skyline, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Tower, and many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods can be seen from Twin Peaks.
Golden Gate Park in the heart of San Francisco is California’s version of Central Park. It offers museums, botanical gardens, a Japanese Zen garden, trails, open spaces, and more. It’s a great place to spend the day any time of the year. There’s plenty of photo opportunities in this sprawling park.
Lee Canyon is located just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It’s a place where desert meets mountains. There’s even two ski areas in the vicinity of the canyon, Lee Canyon Ski Resort and Mt. Charleston Ski Area. Lee Canyon offers a lot of outdoor activities year round as well, from hiking, mountain biking, to camping. There’s a lot to do! Oh, and there’s plenty of opportunities for photos as well!
Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, California is a beautiful place for hiking. While living in San Mateo I took advantage of this wilderness area and took a nice long hike. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the East Bay side. The area consists of rolling hills covered with tall grasses.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota is a very popular event with motorcycle enthusiasts. While living in nearby Rapid City, I attended the Rally in 2011. The event lived up to it’s legend and I was able to get several photographs.
Here are some photos from the Barrel Bash in Rapid City South Dakota circa 2012.I have always enjoyed experimenting with my photography and here’s and here’s example of my experimentation. This was an indoor arena and I had to utilize what light that was available. I really think the motion of the horses and riders were captured in these photos in a unique way.