Film is not deadIlford HP5+ in a thrift shop Auto 35   Shot on Ilford HP5+ ISO400 with a thirft-store-find Bell & Howell Auto 35 Reflex Design 237 (1970’s Canon EX EE clone) and the included 50mm f1.8 lens. The batteries are unobtanium (at the correct voltage) so it’s phone-app light metering, but the rest of the controls are fully functional without power. This particular one has occasional shutter drag and the film advance doesn’t always quite make it, but otherwise it’s in excellent condition and might be worth cleaning up.  … NSFW · Explicit
Make It TallerThe Forester project stretches its legs It was the shop calling, and far too early for new tires to be mounted and a four-wheel alignment done. I had been warned the tire size I selected for the project “just barely doesn’t fit,” but ever the optimist elected to follow the well-documented build of a certain Forester-of-the-Month—a build with the same size tire and no lift. “We can squeeze it in there if we do a little trimming on the plastic bits.” Reluctantly, I gave the go-ahead… NSFW · Explicit