Last July I spent an afternoon at a special Photographer’s Open House at the Walker Ranch Homestead, a part of the Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces. Located in the Front Range Foothills above Boulder, Colorado, it is a popular hiking area, but the Homestead site is only open to the public a few times per year.

I took my favorite Mamiya 7 with the Mamiya f/4.5 43 mm lens. Some of these images have been cropped. I exposed the Kodak T-MAX 400 I used at ISO 200 with additional compensation for my yellow filter.


An overcast and windy day, so the outdoors photos were so-so. But I fell in love with the Homestead Attic living space. So I present the exterior and we move upstairs.

The view through the window was exposed at f/8 1/60s; the cradle exposed at f/4.5 4s; the nightstand exposed f/4.5 2s; bed and chairs with window exposed at f/8 1s. Of course, all using a tripod and cable release. One neat feature of the Mamiya 7 is that you have a maximum timed exposure up to 4 seconds before you have to use the Bulb setting and time it yourself.

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Kathleen Johnson

Kathleen Johnson is a World Traveler, Outdoors Adventurer, Research Scientist and Photographer. She has been making photographs since childhood, but began serious photography as an undergraduate taking...

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  1. It was developed @ ISO 400 in Clayton FP76 by @OldSchoolLabs. When I have a lot of rolls I send them out to avoid having a large backlog. We also used the same developer in our Home darkroom.