Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Half Frame Diptychs


School Desk

After the Snow Storm

Snowy Day

Olympus Pen EES

First test roll from my recently acquired Olympus Pen EES, half frame 35mm film camera.
Although I only paid $20 for this beauty, it is almost in mint condition. Everything, including the selenium meter is working well.

The Olympus Pen EES was launched in 1962. The camera has a 30mm f/2.8 zone focusing lens, equivalent to 45mm on a full-frame camera. It only has two shutter speeds; 1/40 and 1/200 second. Exposure is fully automatic, controlled by the selenium meter around the lens.
No batteries needed.

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Last Vacation to the Philippines

Hat Vendor, Bohol

Fisherman's Hut, Bohol

The best season to visit the Philippines is December to February. The climate is very pleasant these times of the year, not too hot and humid and the rainy season had mostly gone away.
It's been awhile since I visited my native country, the last time was after Christmas in 2005.
Above are a couple of my favorite shots taken in the island of Bohol.