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2000.02.12 (updated : 2023.09.10)

When I was a boy, my grandfather gave me an Instamatic. It's been forty years, since.

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This is a set of my photos that I've particularly enjoyed.
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Some recent pics jumbled together in one page.

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Review of lens and Shutter

I disagree with the comment I just read about Lens and Shutter. I too have developped over 50 rolls of films there, and it's only when it was time to enlarge them that I noticed every single negative was stratched. Every single one. I tried to talk to the clerk (on Broadway), who very rudely told me it was my camera. I said that was improbable, because I had developed other rolls of films from the same camera elsewhere and they were fine, but she was adamant it wasn't lens and Shutter's fault. I went to FirstFoto, and haven't had a problem since then!

Anonymous
2003.06.20 00:00:00

Thanks for your comments! I agree that the gang down on Broadway could be a bit off-putting (unlike their downtown locale). Hopefully other Vancouverites will find your FirstFoto tip worthwhile. I've since left Vancouver, unfortunately, so I can't try them out.

-Michael

FIJI PARADISE

HEY!! GREAT PICTURES. THE BEST PICTURES IVE SEEN ON THE NET OF FIJI SO FAR. I WENT TO FIJI OCT2001 TILL JAN2002 AND LIKE YOU INSTANTLY FELL IN LOVE AND LIKE YOU IM FROM CANADA AND HAD THAT SAME EXPERIENCE LEAVING FROM THE COLD TO A PLACE EQUIVALENT TO PARADISE!!! GREAT PICS PEACE!!!!

MATT
2002.12.20 00:00:00

Cool, glad you like them. I envy you; the trip sounds amazing.

-Michael

Hey Mark - I mean Michael (that's so funny!)

I just happen to have a coworker named Mark who has made me deeply envious because he has purchased a digital camera before me. (I'm still stuck on film for the moment, but not for long). I stumbled across your site by accident and have no recollection of how I got here, but what a fantastic find! You've refreshed my interest in finding different ways to view our very fine city (Vancouver, of course). If any friends of mine are coming to Vancouver for the first time, I will refer them to this site.

Thanks for the great work!

len

ps: that's an awful lot of scanning. What are your thoughts on digital shooting? If your thoughts on digital are somewhere on this site, forgive this question; I still have yet to explore much of your expansive website.

len
2003.05.13 00:00:00

Hi, Len. I'm glad you liked the pics. Unfortunately, I had to leave Vancouver to find work.

It took me a while to come up with an answer for this one. Essentially, I think digital photography is pretty cool, but it's not anywhere near mature, yet. There are chips, display devices, and battery technologies just starting to come on the market that will immediately obsolete today's stuff - it's not like film technology where any 35mm camera can take tomorrow's new and improved films. I'd hate to buy now and then buy again in 18 months or three years because my stuff turned out to be laughably primitive compared to what was just around the corner, and I find myself not getting the results I could with the next generation of equipment.

But then again, it took me years and years before I adopted a mobile phone and I still don't have a DVD player. I suppose I like technology to have settled in before I start to use it (this is possibly an outcome of having worked with softwae for many years and finding anything short of v3 to be unspeakable crap). 8)

-Michael

bug in site

I noticed a bug in your site:

under pictures—favorites—2001—page 1, the link to next page goes back to page 1 instead of to page 2. One must go back to the favorites list and manually click on page 2 to view. I know this is no biggie but you are a programmer and therefore by definition a perfectionist:) Later-

Thanks, Chris.

Chris
2003.06.09 00:00:00

Whoops - thanks for the bug report.

-Michael

journal of m. werneburg

My friend dropped her (fairly new) point-and-shoot Canon from waist height, and immediately it ceased to work, $250 down le toilette. I own a similar camera and from that day on I take care of it like it is made out of glass, there's probably nothing more painful...

Glad that nothing serious beside minor scratches on your camera!

Hao
2009.03.22 00:00:00

Let's hope! As some of the important bits technically are made glass, I'm not happy with myself for having dropped it. But shoganai, ne?

-Michael

that is some hard-core ikke-ikke onna. they must turn the dial on the sunbed to beyond the max to get their faces that dark!

reesan
2011.05.07 00:00:00

Kinda sad that the fad has passed on. I guess the kids'll have to come up with something new.

-Michael

Great pictures Mike. Love the texture.

Kieran
2011.11.08 00:00:00

Thank you, sir!

-Michael

that is some hard-core ikke-ikke onna. they must turn the dial on the sunbed to beyond the max to get their faces that dark!

thanks you sir

aditya choubey
2014.06.07 00:00:00

I was hoping that it was 100% make-up. But I suppose you never know.

(Man, that was nearly a decade ago, already.)

-Michael

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

—Martin Luther King Jr