Single Shot


Grottaglie – April 2016

Single shot from tonight. Gotta say, scanning with the V600 is a PLEASURE compared to the 1660. Quick, accurate, sharp.

The only thing i dislike is the film carrier, which is a little bit of a pain to deal with but aside from that, the money was very well spent. Scanning is not a hassle anymore… or maybe i was just dealing with something that was not adequate for what i needed.

More shots from this roll of Ilford Pan Plus 50 that i like, will share more in the next few days.

En route


On the road again and heading back home.
Spent less than 24 hours back in Naples as part of a way to ensure Francesca would make it to her movie premiere and hopefully she’s heading there as I’m getting closer to home.

I wouldn’t have done this as quick under normal circumstances but I’m really glad I did and in probably gonna do it again next weekend. I think the closer I get to moving out of Grottaglie the more I’m having trouble staying there.
I’m also at better level of energy, mostly due to the 20 plus pounds I lost these past three months. And the days being longer. Dann I missed that!
The picture above wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for the long days.


Thinking about sleep

Lisbon – 2015

Was thinking about sleeping the afternoon off, but ended up staying up. Ran a couple of errands and ready at 7:27pm to go for an aperitivo and a light dinner out with old colleagues/friends.

The time to spend like the guy in the picture will come. Just not this time.

Just an update to my last post: the schedule was respected 100% but i ended up not getting the old rolls i was aiming for and i’m actually happy i didn’t.  The guy upped the prices to 5 euros for boxed rolls and 3 for the unboxed. Long expired rolls that have been sitting who knows where and at what temperatures. Sure, the ones i developed turned out decent, but i wasn’t willing to make that asshole’s day….

Busy half weekend

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Roma – March 2016

Busy day tomorrow with my 3rd straight half weekend.

  1. 7:30 am: wake up
  2. 8:00 am: vote (yes) at the referendum
  3. 8:05 am: grab the car
  4. 9:45 am: Be in Martina Franca for the antique market. Main goal find the guy that cleaned out the retired photo shop owner and grab as much film as I can (also shoot a couple of rolls).
  5. 11:30 am: get out of there and head back home
  6. 12:30 pm: be back home, start making lunch, wait for Francesca
  7. 2:00 pm: Lunch
  8. 3:30 pm: zzzZZZzzzzZzzzZzZ

And the rest just play by ear.

Annoyed Shot

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Rome – March 2016 – Tri-X

Hard work these days. Hard to get to the pictures, even harder to get here.

Last weekend the best i could do is get through the last 10 shots of a roll i shot the weekend before (Ilford PAN F 50 for future reference). Consumed what was left from my house on the way to the supermarket, and i was so optimistic i also put the minolta in my pocket with an extra roll, but as you might expect that’s where it stayed until i came back home.

Hopefully i’ll be more in the mood the next upcoming days, but i desperately need some time off which i’m not getting any time soon.

BUT at least i cleaned up the house. BUT Fra is coming over this weekend. BUT the weather is good and getting better and the days are getting longer.

Maybe this is all just the change of season, that’s what i tell all my friends that feel funny this time of year, so that might be the answer.



Old Film a.k.a. The Shutter Happy Rolls

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Martina Franca – March 2016

Half a weekend is all i get this time. After a week’s work i got a sunday to look forward to to wind down. Antique market down the road, buying some groceries, napoli game at noon, eat and go to bed with a buzz, and then take it from there…

I’m one roll behind in my development but with the busy week still managed to develop two of them and i will likely shoot another tomorrow. I shot a Delta100 (included in this post), a Tri-X and an FP4.

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Grottaglie – March 2016
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Rome – March 2016

I have mixed feelings towards the expired rolls that i bought the other day… I really like the opportunity of being able to shoot randomly some “exercise” rolls whenever i feel like it, but on the other hand, what if THE shot comes up and i have some (turned) shitty film in there.

I developed the Delta100 roll expired in 2001 and realized what the guys over at APUG meant by “foggy”.. Good thing nothing really valuable came out of it. In this post some shots from that roll, but when compared to the Tri-x roll (coming next post), man…. delta gets blown away. I’m sure it’s just because of the fact it’s probably 16-17 years old by now.

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Rome – 2016

But…. i know me. I’ll likely shoot the rest of the rolls. I’ll also probably buy some more if i can get my hands on them too…. I like investing in my hobby, and all this overtime should go somewhere. It’s not like i’m buying a house…

I’m glad i can stay late tonight and fuck around. No work tomorrow seems like a luxury, and i really needed a day to myself.


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Rome – 2016

One shot ÷ Many thoughts

March 2016 – Rollei Retro 80s

A lot of things bouncing on my mind. Circling. Winding.

More rolls to shoot. Hitting the next antique market and buying all the rest of the old rolls i got from that guy. The barrels. Vacation. Not wanting to go to the gym but feeling good about it when i get back from it. It’s late, i should get some sleep. I’d like to buy a new scanner with the money i get from the over time. Will definitely do that. Some time off. Schedule the surgery. Quit smoking.. or at least keep it down. Lose some more weight. Sleep more. Shoot more. Get more daylight. This Qual is gonna drain me. Spend some quality time with fra doing the things we love. Some more time off. Get away. Do Cuba again. Do something like Cuba. Spend some time with my friends like we used to. And more that will come to mind once I post this.

I’d stay here another hour with this music and this picture in front of me. It’s the loop i’m in.