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Feb 20, 2023 | Blog, Photoblog, Photography

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

While it’s always a good time to get to drive up to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine up at Wellspring Mountain, fall is especially enjoyable. At the foot of the mountain is a sleepy tree farm with all sorts of things reaching up to the sun. On the way out, we pulled off the the side of the road to snap a few photos. About the time I was packing it up to leave, the farmer cruises by on his Polaris Ranger. He stops to say hello and make sure weren’t broke down. Once it was out that I was snapping a few photos, he started listing off more spots to check into. Good people.

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

This last one is from the first roll I put thru the Mamiya 645. While I was getting used to a new setup, I still think this one is kinda cool. So it’s going to take up a few kilobytes of server space for your moderate viewing pleasure.

Mamiya 645 1000s Medium Format 120 on Kodak Gold 200 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Mamiya 645 1000s Medium Format 120 on Kodak Gold 200

Positively No Admittance

Positively No Admittance

I spotted this vacant factory at the end of a side street around Mount Airy, NC. I'd love to go back to explore more of the area and adjacent buildings that seem to be part of the old factory as well. Taken with a Nikon FE 35mm and Nikon 28mm AIS lens on Kodak Portra...

Move-In Special

Move-In Special

Move-In Special. First and last month's rent to make this place your very own. It's a little drafty and you'll have to fight with the opossums for the use of the porch. And pay no mind to the empty mobile home lots around the yard, with this place you'll be park...

Nice Stems

Nice Stems

This peculiar spot is on the way to Blueprint Coffee. Sitting at the red light, there's a great view of the building on stilts. It's pulls my attention every single time. I happened to catch it mid afternoon one weekend and had a roll of film to finish up. So I pulled...

Ran When Parked

Ran When Parked

Riding around Cartersville early one morning and passed by this staple. When it's open, there's rarely a parking spot open in the tiny lot. That doesn't discourage many. These were taken with a Nikon FE on Lomography Color 400.  I'll have a Mexicali to go, and a sweet...

Mexicali To Go

Mexicali To Go

Riding around Cartersville early one morning and passed by this staple. When it's open, there's rarely a parking spot open in the tiny lot. That doesn't discourage many. These were taken with a Nikon FE on Lomography Color 400.  I'll have a Mexicali to go, and a sweet...

Gold Diamonds Guns

Gold Diamonds Guns

It's like a Transplants song just writing itself in the parking lot of this pawn shop. I was out riding around intentionally looking to burn some film. But I didn't expect to come upon this gem. The "Absolutely No Profanity" sign was the cherry on top. Taken with a...

Closed This Week

Closed This Week

I often find myself riding around the roads and areas of where I grew up. If there's an hour or two with nothing going on, I'll be grabbing a camera and my keys. This time I headed up highway out of town when I spotted this one. I've seen the building for years. But a...

El Camino Out in the Wild

El Camino Out in the Wild

Didn't expect to see a rad El Camino in front of a skate shop on a random Saturday afternoon in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. But I did. And I had a camera. So here we are. Taken with a Nikon FE 35mm on Kodak Portra 400. 

When In Metropolis

When In Metropolis

After passing by the signs for Metropolis, IL a good handful of times, I decided to check it out on my way to St. Louis. Traffic earlier in the day kept me from getting there in time to go to the Super Museum before it closed. But the town was cool and the World's...

No Unauthorized Dumping

No Unauthorized Dumping

If I drive past this spot, I'm stopping to take a photo. Couldn't tell you how many photos I have of this place. Every time I find a new detail that wasn't there before. So much activity for a tiny abandoned building in a wide open gravel lot.  Some of these are taken...