Between The Storms

Of the six Autumns I have lived in Northern California, this one, the locals tell me, has been the most normal. I've only known California in drought, so the wet weather that filled the final weeks of October and two November storms are a new experience for me. It's been nice to see the reservoirs fill and the hills turn green. Between the storms, it's given me a chance to meander down to the beach on the weekends and use up film I had loaded in my Olympus OM-4 and Pentax Spotmatic.

 Olympus OM-4 with 50mm f/1.8 Zuiko

Olympus OM-4 with 50mm f/1.8 Zuiko

 Olympus OM-4 with 50mm f/1.8 Zuiko

Olympus OM-4 with 50mm f/1.8 Zuiko

The shots below were taken with my Pentax Spotmatic on Kodak Tmax 100 film. I was flipping back and forth between my 55mm f/1.8 Super Takumar and the 50mm f/1.4 Super Tak. I also just picked up a minty 55mm f/2.0 Super Takumar.

Less daylight means less weekday photography for me. It's dark when I leave for work in the morning and dark when I get home in the evening. Makes these weekend walks so precious.