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Bill Hansen considers himself smarter than the average bear, although fortunately he has never had to put that hypothesis to a test. He was born at a very young age and, much to his chagrin, has been getting progressively older ever since. He has a lovely B.A. in Cultural Anthropology adorning his bathroom wall and it is, by far, the single most expensive piece of paper he owns. An award-winning photographer currently based out of Syracuse, NY, Bill's work has been exhibited multiple times at the New York State Fair and has been featured in several shows across Central New York.

He enjoys taking long walks on the beach; spontaneously going on adventures with his beautiful wife, even if it means driving twelve-hours just to try duck-fat-fried poutine; and sometimes, just sometimes, he finds subtle satisfaction in a good cup of coffee.

If given a choice, Bill would rather be in Hawaii.

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BHF – Strawberry Picking

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Bucket of strawberries @ Hafner’s Farm, Baldwinsville, NY.

Kodak Brownie Haweye Flash with a flipped lens; Ilford HP5 Plus developed in Diafine.

Diana F – Tree bark

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Tree root on the shore of Onondaga Lake.

Shot with a vintage Diana F on Fuji Neopan 400 developed in Diafine.

Haudenosaunee Peace Tree

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The Haudenosaunee Peace Tree in Onondaga Lake Park.

Holga with red filter, Ilford HP5 Plus developed in Diafine.

Moon Shot

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A stalled low pressure system over Canada has given us some interesting weather this week.

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

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Old Meets New – Digital Pinhole

Feeling a little DIY, I recently made a pinhole bodycap for my Canon 40d. Simple and ancient technology married to a fancy pants digital camera. Still in the tweaking stage, here are a couple of the encouraging results.

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The first rose of the season.

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Hibiscus bloom.

Moored Sailboat

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Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY.

Hotel Headboard

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Origami Rose

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Kodak Jiffy II

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The Kodak Jiffy II, a nifty $5 find at a recent garage sale.

A folding 6×9 ‘six-20’ camera with two viewfinders (horizontal & vertical), the original Jiffy had a really cool Art-Deco motif; the sequel here just has a plain black faux leather covering. It has a ‘twindar’ lens with two focus settings: ‘5-10ft’ & ‘beyond 10ft’; two shutter speeds: ‘I’ (about 1/60) and ‘T’ (bulb) and two apertures as well.

It needed some TLC after I purchased it. After a thorough cleaning, the biggest problems were a sticky shutter and folding mechanism. Careful application of some ball-bearing oil resolved both issues. As Kodak discontinued  its ‘six-20’ film for quite some time now, I trimmed the plastic spindle on a roll of 120 film and used the metal 620 take up spool that came with the camera.
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Onondaga Lake Park

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Spring is springing here in CNY. Beautiful day at the park.

An old companion

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Chittenango Falls & The Parking lot of Green Lake State Park

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Ithaca Falls Holga

 

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A shot of Ithaca Falls taken with a Holga 120CFN with a vintage Kodak red filter on Rollei Retro 400 film (Afga APX equivalent) and developed in a fresh solution of Diafine. Scanned with an Epson v500, curves slightly tweaked in PS.