shinn park & arboretum: diana F+, 120 film

I got this roll back yesterday, and most of it’s no good. It looks like it was exposed; which I was afraid of, because when I removed it from the camera it wasn’t as tightly wound as it should be. It was sort of bulging on one side. I’m not incredibly disappointed, because the park was actually kind of dull when I went; pretty much everything had already bloomed. The photos I took a few years ago when I went in April were a lot prettier. I just hope that the problem was with the roll of film (which was pretty ancient), and not the camera, because I will be veeery upset if my Diana is busted.

Anyway, here are a few that I was able to salvage with a little editing:

shinn park gazebo diana 120


pretty parks and cleaning rants

Saturday was good shooting weather: Sunny and breezy, warm in the sun but cool in the shade. So I went to Shinn Park with my Diana. Shinn Park is like this undiscovered treasure in Fremont, it’s totally beautiful, but I’ve never seen crowds there. Maybe they get them when they open up the house for tours. I was there for a couple of hours, and I only saw one couple having a picnic on the lawn (using ASL, they must have been students at California School for the Deaf), and a couple of parents wandered through with toddlers in tow, but nothing like the hordes of people you see at Lake Elizabeth on a Saturday.

I didn’t take many digital photos, because I took lots the last time I was there, but here are a couple shots I didn’t remembering getting last time:

shinn park palms horizontal

I like the way the 2 small palms in the background echo the 2 large palms in the foreground.


centerville pioneer cemetery, diana f+, medium format film

I got the roll I shot at the cemetery back from the developer last night. Seems like every time I use Dale Labs, they’re just a little bit quicker. I gotta look into Swan Photo though, because they’re actually in-state. But if their prices are way high, forget it.

centerville pioneer cemetery diana 120

our frank diana 120

lms diana 120