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Worldly

Worldly

Worldly, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Hipstamatic 260 includes a Multi exposure kit (well, for 99¢).

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Buffalo River

Buffalo River

Buffalo River, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

www.nps.gov/buff/index.htm

Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: John S
Film: Ina’s 1935
Flash: Off

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Swaying Motion of the Ride

Swaying Motion of the Ride

Swaying Motion of the Ride, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

West Loop construction site, or something.

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Barbershop, Tuscany

Barbershop, Tuscany

Barbershop, Tuscany, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Your humble photographer, prior to having my locks shorn on a hillside farm in Tuscany (Castiglion Fiorentino a small town near Arezzo). Circa 1993. Scan of a really poor 35mm print. Where are my negatives!

www.abctuscany.com/arezzo/castiglion-fiorentino/index.cfm

Via my dad:

The story that your mom tells is this: She met an Italian man at a party. He was an older gentleman, a professor at UT. She told him about your return to Austin shaved, shorn and well dressed. He told her “My dear, Italy has been the finishing school for young men for centuries”
I glad you have documentation of this transformation.

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Gently Used Nikon 35mm lens

Gently Used Nikon 35mm lens

Gently Used Nikon 35mm lens, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

For sale, maybe. According to my Lightroom library, I have taken 5618 photos with it.

I’ve uploaded a fraction of those to Flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/tags/35mm/

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Worship at An Altar of a Stagnant Pool

Worship at An Altar of a Stagnant Pool

Worship at An Altar of a Stagnant Pool, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Wolf Point, Chicago River

I “borrowed” this title from a Bob Dylan song (License to Kill), mostly because the phrase confused me. I still am not exactly sure what it means, and that’s ok. Ambiguity is a gift in this modern world of ours.

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Colleen and Seth in Colfax, CA-winter of 1971-72

Colleen and Seth in Colfax, CA-winter of 1971-72

Colleen and Seth in Colfax, CA-winter of 1971-72, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Scanned via a print

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Seth is slavin’ away in the greenhouse in Burkeville, TX, 1981/82

Seth is slavin’ away in the greenhouse in Burkeville, TX, 1981/82

Seth is slavin’ away in the greenhouse in Burkeville, TX, 1981/82, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

scanned from a print

We sold young plants to local stores, raising them from seeds in this greenhouse in the back yard of our house in Burkeville.

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Making Your Getaway

Making Your Getaway

Making Your Getaway, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Wolf Point, sunset

I added a color wash to this image, and am pleased how the mood changed.

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Laying Bricks

Laying Bricks

Laying Bricks, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Shoring up the basement (put a piece of metal against the basement wall first, then these bricks).

I helped shovel sand and also put down a few bricks, but had to document the work first…

If you look at the colors carefully, you can tell I altered the balance towards the brick spectrum using a faux Technicolor technique in Photoshop; Enhanced the bricks at the expense of the green moss and bits of leaves.

I quite like how this turned out.

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Walk Over

Walk Over

Walk Over, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Vintage sign from Toronto’s garment industry. Based on the clothing of the gentleman, how old would you guess it is? I’m guessing 1890s-1910, but I don’t know that much about men’s fashion history.

Walk-Over Shoes has been around a long, long time (though I don’t know how long in Toronto)
www.walkover.com/OurHistory.aspx

This plaster sign was in what used to be my bedroom in Frostpocket, and I dragged the (plaster?) sign out into the sun to get a good photo of it.

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Here We Sat

Here We Sat

Here We Sat, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Machar Township somewhere

Toned in Photoshop.

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International Harvester 1000

International Harvester 1000

International Harvester 1000, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Or rather, the remains of one

This truck traveled the continent a few times…

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The Whole Earth Family truck

The Whole Earth Family truck

The Whole Earth Family truck, originally uploaded by swanksalot. (click to embiggen)

A vintage Dodge of some sort (Town Panel, circa 1961-1966). There was a green paint on top of these letterings for many, many years, but the green paint has gradually flaked off, leaving the lettering exposed again.

www.ragnarokr.org/index.php?title=John_Anderson

I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos from my trip, here

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The Warm Smell of September Rain

The Warm Smell of September Rain

The Warm Smell of September Rain, originally uploaded by swanksalot.

Chicago

a beautiful thing

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