The little perks of working at KSC

That’s me, a group of my co-workers, an astronaut, and a Space Shuttle. Good times, good times.

Just to TRY to put this building in perspective… the blue field on which the stars are arrayed in the American Flag graphic? That blue field is the size of a regulation basketball court. Each star is about 6 feet across. The red and white stripes are the width of traffic lanes on the Interstate.

All my children.


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Mommy with a happy boy. Girls sharing an iPod. Diggle with a funny hat. Diggle with a brother. Whatever, brother. Violet with a gap. All of these and more, hidden on my hard drive. (evil handwash, evil handwash, hunched shoulders)

“I’m Inngo!”


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My Diggle. Every one of these shots speaks to me in a different way. Even two that look almost identical are, to her father, individually precious moments worthy of sharing. I’m fairly certain that I’m alone in that.

First images from my new (to me) Mamiya 7, y’all

I started with a roll of Tri-X, because Tri-X. I souped it in Rodinal because that’s what I had handy and easily prepared, and because Rodinal.

This was handheld, available light, probably around 1/8s wide open at F/4. Mamiya 7, 80mm. 8:30 in 63˚ Rodinal 1:25, if you REALLY care. I don’t know what he’s eating.

Urban decay, right? Same camera, probably closer to 1/30th, stopped down to F/8 or F/11. Same roll, same camera, same processing. Yeah, that’s my backyard.

I mean, this oughta be obvious and stuff, but
Copyright 2012 Robert C. Olsen, III. All rights reserved.

Don’t steal my images, yo.

Amy, you can download them. Rich, too, if’n you wanna.

Update: I will also quite happily permit Lynda\ to do anything she wants with any of these pics. Here is the camera itself, now happily mated with the legendary 43mm lens and auxiliary finder. Still waiting to get back images taken with that lens.