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IMG_6819To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~ John Burroughs

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IMG_6129Spring drew on . . . and a greenness grew over those brown garden beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left, each morning, brighter traces of her steps. ~ Charlotte Bronte

Wishing everyone out there (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway :-)) a beautiful spring day. And to all who celebrate it…Happy Easter!

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83900005Yep, today’s a “twofer” as Thursday was very busy for me and I never did get around to posting my photo of the day. Here’s another Brownie Hawkeye shot from my extremely-foggy afternoon at Lake Fulmor. Only after I got the photos back from the lab did I realize that these seem to be the same people who appeared in the last image I posted here. I really hope they didn’t think I was a stalker!

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83900001I’m going to wrap up this Brownie Hawkeye jag I’ve been on with a couple of black-and-white shots taken during a recent visit to Lake Fulmor. If all goes according to plan, this will be the last roll of black-and-white film I send to a lab for developing. I’ve got my darkroom supplies assembled and I’m ready for the next adventure. :-)

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84810010Another ill-advised night shot taken at the Riverside County Fair with my low-tech Brownie Hawkeye (lens flipped) and the wrong speed film (Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film). Even so, I like it. :-) Happy Friday everyone!

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84810001I knew I was taking a chance when I continued taking photos with my old Brownie as darkness fell at the Riverside County Fair and with 100 speed film no less. It’s true, the results did turn out to be a mixed bag but I do kind of like this one. (Photo taken with a vintage Brownie Hawkeye box camera (lens flipped) and Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film.)

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84790003People watching at the Riverside County Fair. Photo taken with a vintage Brownie Hawkeye box camera (lens flipped) and Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film.

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84790007Another flipped-lens Brownie image from the Riverside County Fair, this one taken with Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film. Happy Monday, all!

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84710003Another look at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival as seen through the flipped lens of my vintage Brownie Hawkeye box camera. Have a great night, folks!

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84710004I’ve already posted several photos here from my visit to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival back in February most of them Polaroids. I liked those images just fine until I got my Fujichrome Velvia 100F slide film developed. Not only do I love how this beautifully vivid film and colorful subject matter complement each other but the flipped lens on my old Brownie Hawkeye adds a dreamy effect I quite like, too.