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a blog by Branden Frederick

15 Photos of Redwood City

15 Photos of Redwood City

Using expired Portra 160NC in the Hasselblad 500

25
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18 Sep 2018

Redwood City is on the southern side of the San Francisco Peninsula.

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Fujifilm X-E1 in SF

Fujifilm X-E1 in SF

A "new" old camera

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14 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018
The Fujifilm X-E1 is a first generation X-series camera, and on eBay they are now available in the sub-$250 range, so I bought one. continue reading »

Spain Vacation

Spain Vacation

Basque Country, Cantabria, and Asturias

202
photos
18 Jul 2018 7 Aug 2018
I went on vacation to northern Spain, visiting the Bay of Biscay coast and mountains in Basque Country, Cantabria, and Asturias. I brought my Fujifilm X-Pro2 along with the XF 18mm f/2, XF 35mm f/1.4, and XF 55-200mm f/whatever lenses. continue reading »

9 Rolls

9 Rolls

Casual shooting

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11 Jul 2018

Here are photos from across nine rolls of film I've shot recently, mostly in Santa Clara, but not always, variously on the Kodak Gold film family, but also a few rolls of Ektachrome and one of Sensia. I used a wide variety of cameras: Minolta XD5, Canon EOS 3, and two 90's era point-and-shoots, one Pentax and one Konica.

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SLO Coast

SLO Coast

San Luis Obispo County on Portra 160NC

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10 Jul 2018 2 Apr 2019

I shot these photos in San Luis Obispo County, California, using a Hasselblad 500C/M and expired Portra 160NC film.

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Provia 100F

Provia 100F

Medium format test roll

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9 Jul 2018

I bought a ProPack of 120 Provia 100F off eBay and tested it in the Hasselblad 500C/M walking around my neighborhood. I was happy with these results.

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Burbank Neighborhood

Burbank Neighborhood

Old camera, old film, old neighborhood

21
photos
8 Jul 2018

One of San Jose's less glamorous neighborhoods is squeezed right in the middle of the city. Named "Burbank" after Luther Burbank, inventor of the Russet Potato, whatever forces have been holding this area back from redevelopment will probably be lifted soon, but each year brings additional vacancies and business closures.

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American Legion Classic Car Show

American Legion Classic Car Show

Using the XF 18mm f/2 lens

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photos
9 Jun 2018
Here's some snapshots of the cars on display today at the American Legion Classic Car Show in Santa Clara. continue reading »

San Jose, Xpan, Pan F

San Jose, Xpan, Pan F

A send-off

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13 May 2018

Well, I sold the X-Pan. But before I did, I shot a roll of Ilford Pan F Plus in downtown San Jose.

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Ben & Loch Lomond

Ben & Loch Lomond

As seen through the Hasselblad 500C/M and Portra 400

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18 Apr 2018
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New Almaden

New Almaden

Historic San Jose neighborhood on medium format Ektar

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17 Apr 2018
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Bernal Ranch

Bernal Ranch

Santa Teresa County Park hike (on film)

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16 Apr 2018
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Excelsior to Bernal Heights

Excelsior to Bernal Heights

Falling in love with the GA645Zi

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15 Apr 2018
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Yet More Santa Clara

Yet More Santa Clara

The Old Quad captured on yet more film

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14 Apr 2018
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Santa Clara, Revisited

Santa Clara, Revisited

24 More Santa Clara street photos (on film)

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13 Apr 2018
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Two Weeks in Israel

Two Weeks in Israel

A photographic journey

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30 Mar 2018
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Julian St. James & Los Gatos

Julian St. James & Los Gatos

Breaking in the GA645Zi

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7 Mar 2018 14 Apr 2018
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San Jose at Night, Again

San Jose at Night, Again

On Portra and LomoChrome Purple

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6 Mar 2018
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Car Show

Car Show

SFIAS on Film

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12 Feb 2018
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Purple Nights

Purple Nights

San Jose at Night

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11 Feb 2018
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Wooster

Wooster

San Jose Neighborhood

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6 Jan 2018
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Lakeside

Lakeside

San Francisco

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2 Jan 2018
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San Jose Night

San Jose Night

on film

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19 Dec 2017
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Turkey Trot '17

Turkey Trot '17

San Jose 5/10K

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15 Dec 2017
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Yuletide

Yuletide

Corporate Christmas

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13 Dec 2017
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santa clara

santa clara

on medium format e100vs

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8 Dec 2017
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Financial District 6x6

Financial District 6x6

San Francisco

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5 Dec 2017
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Crockett

Crockett

on Portra 160VC

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1 Dec 2017 5 Dec 2017
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Alameda Long & Wide

Alameda Long & Wide

with the Kowa

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20 Nov 2017 5 Dec 2017
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Merced

Merced

in black and white

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19 Oct 2017 5 Dec 2017
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Palo Alto

Palo Alto

On the Xpan

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30 Jul 2017 30 May 2018
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road trip

road trip

on the x-pro2

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29 Jul 2017 4 Dec 2017
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willow glen

willow glen

on film

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27 Jul 2017 29 Jul 2017
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santa clara homestead

santa clara homestead

breaking in the x-pro2

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23 Jul 2017 29 Jul 2017
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San Jose

San Jose

Testing the XF 50mm f/2

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20 May 2017 30 May 2018
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carquinez

carquinez

not exclusively

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30 Apr 2017 4 May 2017
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fly south

fly south

out of san jose

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20 Apr 2017
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holy land

holy land

two weeks in israel

photos
12 Apr 2017 27 Nov 2017
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zikhron ya'acov

zikhron ya'acov

israel

photos
25 Mar 2017 29 Jul 2017
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point reyes

point reyes

california's ireland

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12 Mar 2017 29 Jul 2017
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about Branden Frederick

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".

bf@branfred.com