Observation, meditations and interpretation through imagery and occasional words.
I shoot digital and analog, 35mm and medium format, usually black and white film which I develop myself.

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The Fleetingness of Our Attachments by hjl on Flickr.
1/30, f/5.6, TMax 100, Mamiya 65mm f/4.0 L-A on RZ67. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23C semi stand

The Fleetingness of Our Attachments by hjl on Flickr.

1/30, f/5.6, TMax 100, Mamiya 65mm f/4.0 L-A on RZ67. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23C semi stand

Some days you just need that vintage lens flare by hjl on Flickr.
Hard to tell exactly what you’re going to get shooting into the sun with a rangefinder, but I enjoy the occasional space alien flare bubbles.
 1/60, f/11, Portra 400 + ND8 on QL17.

Some days you just need that vintage lens flare by hjl on Flickr.

Hard to tell exactly what you’re going to get shooting into the sun with a rangefinder, but I enjoy the occasional space alien flare bubbles.


1/60, f/11, Portra 400 + ND8 on QL17.

Good Morning Seattle by hjl on Flickr.
This was a fortunate angle while making the turn above Puget Sound when the landing pattern is from the north. Those really are a second set of mountains in the distance, poking up through a broad-but-thin deck of clouds and haze that has some gaps above Seattle. So you’re seeing the city and Lake Washington from under the clouds, the bottom of the mountains are obscured by haze, and the tops of the mountains are clear, because it’s mostly above the clouds.

Good Morning Seattle by hjl on Flickr.

This was a fortunate angle while making the turn above Puget Sound when the landing pattern is from the north. Those really are a second set of mountains in the distance, poking up through a broad-but-thin deck of clouds and haze that has some gaps above Seattle. So you’re seeing the city and Lake Washington from under the clouds, the bottom of the mountains are obscured by haze, and the tops of the mountains are clear, because it’s mostly above the clouds.

Sunrise Duty Free by hjl on Flickr.
Baggage claim, Beijing Airport

Sunrise Duty Free by hjl on Flickr.

Baggage claim, Beijing Airport

Master of Time Zones by hjl on Flickr.
Nice, Cote D’Azur, France

Master of Time Zones by hjl on Flickr.

Nice, Cote D’Azur, France

Canon EOS 60D for sale
If you’re looking for a used DSLR, I’m selling my 60D on eBay.

Canon EOS 60D for sale

If you’re looking for a used DSLR, I’m selling my 60D on eBay.

By Any Other Name by hjl on Flickr.
1/250, f/3.5, Tri-X, Canon FD 35-105mm f/3.5 @ 105mm + Y2 on A-1. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23 C semi stand

By Any Other Name by hjl on Flickr.

1/250, f/3.5, Tri-X, Canon FD 35-105mm f/3.5 @ 105mm + Y2 on A-1. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23 C semi stand

The World Within and Without by hjl on Flickr.
1/250, f/1.2, Tri-X, Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 + ND8 on A-1. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23 C semi stand

The World Within and Without by hjl on Flickr.

1/250, f/1.2, Tri-X, Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 + ND8 on A-1. HC-110, 1:160, 36 min @ 23 C semi stand

Extents of Relative and Absolute Reference by hjl on Flickr.
Palo Alto Baylands

Extents of Relative and Absolute Reference by hjl on Flickr.

Palo Alto Baylands

What Kind of Explanation is Truth by hjl on Flickr.
Model: Mary Celeste (celestialcreature)1/30, f/8, Tmax 100, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 on M645. HC-110, 1:160, 40min @ 22C semi stand.

What Kind of Explanation is Truth by hjl on Flickr.

Model: Mary Celeste (celestialcreature)
1/30, f/8, Tmax 100, Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 on M645. HC-110, 1:160, 40min @ 22C semi stand.