Pepin-Minneapolis 2022 Trip, Part One: The train ride out

The view of the Rockies from the dining car, as the Empire Builder crests Marias Pass in Montana. 12 May 2022. Olympus XA2/Kodak Portra 160 Here is Part One (of a planned three) posts about Emee and my trip to the Midwest for the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour. We took Amtrak's Empire Builder out... Continue Reading →

Oregon Coast Bike Tour 2021: The photos

Camp at Beverly Beach on the morning of Day 4, 14 Aug 2021. Olympus Pen EES-2, Fuji Sensia 100 Why yes, I took a bunch of photos during my most recent bike tour! And yes, most of them were on film. I decided to bring two of my smallest cameras along with me: my Olympus... Continue Reading →

Olympus XA2: Zen perfection

For the uninitiated: The Olympus XA2 is a 35mm compact camera produced by Olympus in Japan from 1980 through to about 1986 or so. This small camera was designed by Maitani Yoshihisa. It was the second of the XA line which introduced "clamshell" style cameras to the world, as a sliding cover served as the... Continue Reading →

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