Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Quick Trip Up North

We went up to Berkeley over the Veterans Day weekend. Nice trip, stopped at the Winchester House in San Jose, and made a quick run into San Francisco.  

I took the film camera with me, but because of the fires North West of the city, didn't take many shots. 

On the way home, we went out of our way and stopped in Yosemite National Park. It was way too crowded, but I still glad we stopped.

Now just have to send off the film for developing.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Loss of a Good Friend

In 2011 I wrote a post about the end of Kodachrome film. By then I had firmly embraced digital photography and completely turned my back on film.

Last year while escorting a photographer that used a film field camera, I began to think about trying out film photography again.

I haven't used the Speed Graphic, just because of the historical significance of the camera.

But I do own other old film cameras.

Mamiya I bought around 30 years ago

Bought some film, let's see what happens.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Almost Famous

I had my first book signing at the Victorville Barnes and Noble store last weekend. We set up a dual signing with my cousin Gary Drylie, who wrote a book on the city of Hesperia, CA.

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Me smiling for the camera!

We had a great time meeting people and even sold a couple of books each.

Local freelance reporter Jose Gonzalez did a video interview with both of us.

Link to my interview during the book signing at Barnes and Noble in Victorville

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

My First Book Gets Published

My first book was published this Feb. It took a lot of time (over a year of research) but I'm pretty happy with the final product.

My first book signing event is at Barnes and Noble on April 8th.