By Johnson Creek, 2 May 2021. Olympus 35RD/Ilford Delta 100 (red filter) Sunday May 2nd was a beautiful day in these parts, a mix of sun and clouds, a high in the 70s F. The big plan was to visit my friend Andy in his Milwaukie (the town south of Portland, note the lack of... Continue Reading →
Another excursion to the Long Beach Peninsula: 21-25 April 2021
A three speed on the beach. Long Beach, WA. 22 April 2021. Olympus 35RD/Kodak Portra 400. As I've stated previously, the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state has become a favorite destination of Emee and myself: beautiful but fairly quiet, as Portlanders end up hitting the Northwest Oregon coast instead, and a bit too far... Continue Reading →
Olympus Pen EES-2: Constant Companion
For the uninitiated: The Olympus Pen EES-2 camera was produced for a few years starting in 1968. It uses standard 35mm film, but like every other camera that is part of the original Olympus Pen film camera series that started in 1959, it creates an image only half the size of a standard 35 mm... Continue Reading →
Catching tulips in bloom at Wooden Shoe Farm, 19 April 2021
Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Lens: MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 Film: Kodak Ektar 100 The Pacific Northwest is no Netherlands, at least when it comes to geography. (And try as we might, we are nowhere near Holland's bike culture.) But we do like to grow tulips! The Skagit Valley in Washington is the epicenter of... Continue Reading →
A Three Speed Ride to Willamette Falls, 11 April 2021
Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Lens: MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 Film: Kodak Ektar 100 Sunday April 11 was the beginning of a full-on "pseudo-summer" week in Portland. Temperatures would hit the mid-70s F (23-25C) by weeks end. This Sunday was pleasant but cooler at 60F/16C. Still, a great day to ride! Right about now is... Continue Reading →
Preorder on NEW Society of Three Speeds membership kits extended until June 1st! Here’s a bit more about them.
I announced back in March that the Society’s membership kit was getting a redo. After a couple years of the “Rocky Butte Light” logo, I wanted something cleaner and simpler, more akin to the Great Northern Railway (US) logo from the mid-twentieth century. Since the pre-order went live, I’ve gotten several orders for the new kit. Thank you for the support!
But I’m sure there’s some of you out there that have the old kit and are perhaps reluctant to purchase the new one. You already have your membership card and the old design in stickers, buttons, and a patch. Why bother with the new design?
Well, there are a couple unique things happening in the new kit. I’m going to share them with you today in hopes to tempt you. Also to tempt you: The pre-order sale will continue until June 1st! You can get the basic kit for…
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A brief fling with a Minolta Talker
Currently I own five 35mm cameras. I talked about "reaching capacity" with them and not feeling the need to seek out more. But I also allowed myself to pick up cameras if the risk and price was low and I found them interesting in some way. And despite claiming that I’m not that interested in... Continue Reading →
McIver post-report: A de-briefing on my first bike camping trip of 2021
Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Kodak ColorPlus 200. As you saw previously, I bike camped at Milo McIver State Park on April 14-15. This was my first camping trip in two-thirds of a year, a drought almost as long as the one that fell right before it. I have not bike camped nor toured that... Continue Reading →