Metamorfosis (2019) by The Referend Bier Blendery is a traditional lambic, “… spontaneously fermented golden ale in which we steep freshly picked, hand-destemmed local NJ elderflower. Aged for an average of 22 months in oak prior to bottle refermentation.”

A treat. 🍻 📷

This is disappointing news for many film photographers. Amazon and B&H have no stock but I purchased five rolls at Adorama.

On Fuji Pro 400H and Any Discontinued Stock johnnymartyr.wordpress.com

Photogprahy PSA: Important Tip for All Shooters ~ danbaileyphoto.com

2018 sucked (hyperthyroidism). 2019 sucked (graves eye disease and two eye surgeries). 2020 sucked (we all lived with the VID). 2021 is off to a sucky start. At some point my life will get back to normal. Maybe 2022.

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) - NIDCD

I think I shall take one of the cameras outside for a bit of sunshine. 📷🍻

Olympic Tribute: Kerri Strug Imperial New England IPA by Source Brewing.

beer
FujiFilm X-T2 | MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 | ISO 400

The man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing an antisemitic sweatshirt reading “Camp Auschwitz” has been identified as a 56-year-old Virginia man named Robert Keith Packer. ~ Capitol rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt identified - Jewish News

Before I can apply for a job at Twitter I have to read and acknowledge a privacy policy and assign rights around my application and personal resume? Seriously?

Some late afternoon snacks for watching the South Korean apocalyptic horror television series, Sweet Home. 📷

canned cocktail
Sunday 10 January, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Minolta 45mm f/2 MD Rokkor-X | ISO 1000
cheetos
Sunday 10 January, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Minolta 45mm f/2 MD Rokkor-X | ISO 2500
beer can and pint glass
Sunday 10 January, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Minolta 45mm f/2 MD Rokkor-X | ISO 2000

The Best Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash - We Tested 7 Methods and Found 2 Winners - Kitchn

The Roasted Rings method is pure gold.

BBQ chicken, turkey meatlballs and a mango kale salad. 📷

Fujifilm X T2 20210107 DSF8337
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR | ISO 2500

What do you do when you’re bored, won’t leave the house for health reasons and don’t have a macro lens? You photograph your equipment, of course. 📷

Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens

Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens

Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens

Minolta XD-11 and MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 lens

It is shameful that in a state with so many black Americans (13% in New Jersey compared to 30% in Georgia), it takes over 230 years before this can happen.

Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s former church in Atlanta, defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a hotly contested runoff election, making him the first Black American to represent Georgia in the Senate and the first Democrat to do so since 2005. - The Wall Street Journal

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tree
FujiFilm X-T2 | SMC Pentax-A 55mm f/2 | ISO 1000

The homogeneity of suburban life. The homes and streets and even the cars are similar. 📷

cars
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | ISO 400 | Ilford HP5 Plus Film Preset

Winter Saison by Source Brewing. 🍻

beer can
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | ISO 400

12 Round Fruits Milkshake IPA by Source Brewing. 🍻

beer can
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | ISO 400

I finished a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400. What’s next for my Minolta XD-11? 📷

roll of Tri-X 400 film
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | ISO 400

2020 summary – The Wrath of Kon

Are you willing to pay for email? How about podcasts? Here are our tech predictions for 2021 - USA TODAY

I only updated a few 35mm film scans to Instagram so it was not surprising that only one of my top 9 was a film scan (35 likes). One of the top 9 was an iPhone image (45 likes).

instagram screen shot

bench in hallway
Apple iPhone 11 Pro | iPhone 11 Pro back camera 6mm f/2 | ISO 250 📷

Turns out I have an Xfinity unlimited data plan.

How do I enroll in the Unlimited Data Option?

I’m in the 5% of customers affected by this.

Comcast will cap home internet data starting next week – and people are angry - BGR

Devonte takes a look at me.

“But how about that trip to Japan? That must’ve been pretty cool. I mean you’ve got that new Olympus with you.”

“Yeah,” I reply, looking down at the Olympus Pen FT in my hands. 

“How is it?” he asks, warily.

“Oh, it’s just about perfect for my shooting style and budget. The half-frame format gives me twice as many exposures, the thing’s built a lot like my M2 and feels just as good, and it’s just a great camera all around….”

“…but?” he asks. He knows I’m avoiding something. I think of mentioning the dim viewfinder, but there’s no point in dancing around the subject.

“Well, to be honest, it’s too good.” 

“What do you mean?”

“It’s hard to explain. The Pen’s perfect, or at least it’s everything I want a camera to be. Its design is genius, it’s easy to use, and it’s the most practical film camera I’ve ever used. More than even my most trusted cameras, it makes me want to keep shooting, keep having adventures, keep loving photography. I don’t think I had more fun shooting a camera than I did shooting this thing in Tokyo. I had plans to take it back with me to LA to shoot shows, recording sessions, tours, everything. It was going to be my number one. But then I actually got home, and all of those plans just… vanished.”

Devonte nods. I think he knows where I’m going with this.

“And now whenever I look at the Pen, I start to miss that feeling I had when I shot it, you know? I start reliving that trip all the way down to the last detail, like I’m trying to keep that memory alive somehow. I look through the viewfinder and I’m back in Asakusa in the spring, back in Shinjuku hunting for film, back on a train half-asleep, watching the Tokyo night lights blur past, without all this worry about death and disease and…”

I start to feel the blood rise to my cheeks with the memories, and feel my chest sink beneath the weight of the months that followed. The emergency hospital trips, the tearful phone calls and countless fraught text messages, and the terrifying helplessness that comes under a worldwide quarantine all hit me at once.

“…to be honest, I think that was the last time I really felt happy this year.”

There is a time for radio (streaming music), and there is a time for albums. I am listening to Business As Usual by Men At Work.

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