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Fun with the Rollei – Part 4 – more DC, some at night and other random stuff

National Archives and the Navy Memorial, Young Couple, Nightfall
National Archives and the Navy Memorial, Young Couple, Nightfall
The Verizon Center, from 7th and F Streets
The Verizon Center, from 7th and F Streets

More fun with the Rolleiflex. All of this series was shot with Kodak Portra 160 NC, which is a fantastic film for night photography because of the way it handles color in mixed lighting conditions. In my opinion, it’s probably the best color film for this kind of shooting, ever. Others may disagree.

Cyclist returning his Bikeshare, National Portrait Gallery, Sunset
Cyclist returning his Bikeshare, National Portrait Gallery, Sunset
Episcopal Church, 13th and G Streets
Episcopal Church, 13th and G Streets
The Fairmount Market, 11th and Fairmount
The Fairmount Market, 11th and Fairmount
Morning Bus Ride, 11th Street Bus
Morning Bus Ride, 11th Street Bus

Fun with the Rollei part 3 – more food

Fruit Shopper, Whole Foods P Street
Fruit Shopper, Whole Foods P Street
Flower stall, Whole Foods Market, P Street
Flower stall, Whole Foods Market, P Street
Lamp, overhead view, Whole Foods P Street
Lamp, overhead view, Whole Foods P Street
Produce Department, Whole Foods P Street
Produce Department, Whole Foods P Street
Tomatoes, Penn Quarter Farmers Market
Tomatoes, Penn Quarter Farmers Market

The last image was taken at the Farmers’ Market and NOT at Whole Foods, but it’s food themed, and I wanted to include it but had to re-scan it from last time, so here is the revised scan.

Fun with the Rollei, Part 1 – DC Food Scene

Some images from the Penn Quarter farmers’ market (7th and D streets NW), and one of the organic food trucks – Cirque Cuisine.

Mixed Squashes, Penn Quarter Farmers' Market
Mixed Squashes, Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market
Bread, Penn Quarter Farmers' Market
Bread, Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market
The Bread Man, Penn Quarter Farmers' Market
The Bread Man, Penn Quarter Farmers’ Market
Cirque Cuisine Food Truck, Franklin Square
Cirque Cuisine Food Truck, Franklin Square

There’s a growing organic and whole/natural food scene here in DC and they have a number of farmers’ markets in various neighborhoods throughout the city. The one at Penn Quarter is special because every vendor there actually grows or makes everything they sell, even the flower vendors and the soap sellers. The beef and bison is raised and butchered by the folks who sell it there, and the bread is sold by the baker. Many other farmers’ markets have vendors who buy their products wholesale and are not responsible for their production.

Although the Cirque Cuisine truck doesn’t work the farmers’ markets, (I usually find them at Franklin Square Park) they do use natural, organic ingredients in their food, and as such they’re part of the healthy organic food movement here. And they also have some really tasty sandwiches!

These shots were part of a test run from my newly renovated Rolleiflex. I’d say it is working great, wouldn’t you? I had a great chat with the bread man about the Rollei – it brought out a bout of nostalgia for him as he remembered people using them in his childhood. I caught him in a candid moment – he’s actually quite animated and friendly, and not depressed like he seems in this shot.

The Rollei is a great conversation-starter because it attracts a lot of attention and people respond positively to it. I don’t know why per se- maybe it is that nostalgia factor, or because it just has that classic look to it.