San Francisco Columbarium

Kowa SIX


The Kowa SIX was manufactured in the 1970s in Japan and is known for high quality lenses. Although plagued with design flaws, it produces fine photos when cared for properly.

Inglenook Winery

17 Aug 2013 4 563
Inglenook was founded in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain, Gustave Niebaum. It is now operated by Francis Ford Coppola and family. This photo was shot from a Kowa/SIX medium format camera using Kodak T-MAX 400 film, scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

California Cows Are More Happy

16 Aug 2013 2 2 515
The 'Milk Board' makes this claim in their promotional advertising. Could they be correct? This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:2.8/85 lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

San Francisco Columbarium

18 Aug 2013 3 3 583
Constructed in 1898 by Bernard J.S. Cahill as part of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Columbarium is a beautiful example of neo-classical architecture. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera using Fuji Reala 100 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Frog's Leap

17 Aug 2013 491
Not all Napa Valley wineries are monumental show palaces. Good wine, not fancy architecture, is the ultimate goal here. This photo was shot from a Kowa/SIX medium format camera using Kodak Portra 160 film, scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Forest Pony Spirits

16 Aug 2013 2 2 422
Forest ponies spook easily when a stranger enters their territory. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:2.8/85 lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Horsing Around

24 Aug 2013 3 4 483
A professional photo shoot. The model's fee - a carrot. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:2.8/85mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Trail Sign

24 Aug 2013 398
"Dusty, I think we took the left fork when we should 'a taken the right one!" "Yup, Lefty, it looks like we're headin' direct into Desolation Gulch, partner!" This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera with a KOWA 1:2.8/85mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Forest Sanctuary

24 Aug 2013 3 2 434
Cool, damp and silent. A refuge for creatures, large and small, and a sanctuary of sanity. This photo was shot by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:3.5/55mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Highlander

24 Aug 2013 4 6 428
"Dusty, now I'm sure we took a wrong turn. Look at that furry cow! We must be in Scotland!" "Well, Lefty, it could be worse . . . We won't have to drink any of that frontier rot-gut whiskey at some honky tonk saloon - they have the good stuff over here!" This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera with a KOWA 1:2.8/85mm lens using Fuji Pro 400-H film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Ducks in Napa??

16 Aug 2013 3 437
If only they knew. It wasn't even duck season! This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:2.8/85 lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Emerging Jack-O'-Lantern

17 Aug 2013 2 2 454
When I am all grown-up I want to light the way for groups of ghosts and goblins! This photo was shot from a Kowa/SIX medium format camera with a KOWA 1:2.8/85 Lens using Kodak Portra 160 film, scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Needle Sharp

31 Aug 2013 3 3 527
A wise photographer once told me, the quality of a lens can be tested by whether an image of a Nopal/Prickly Pear cactus needle is sharp enough to draw blood! Ouch!!! This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA LENS-S 1:3.5/150mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Corral Overlook

24 Aug 2013 5 4 613
The cattle are wooed by the spectacular vista when penned here, I presume . . . This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera with a KOWA 1:3.5/55mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Country General Store

31 Aug 2013 5 7 529
A non-descript country store on the outside, Oakville Grocery is a top notch delicatessen on the inside serving Napa Wine Country visitors. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA 1:2.8/85mm lens using Kodak T-MAX 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Raising the Glass

31 Aug 2013 1 2 411
Yes, he is the life of the party. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA LENS-S 1:3.5/150mm lens using Kodak Portra 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Annual Picnic Reunion

01 Sep 2013 3 3 580
Donna tirelessly organizes the yearly picnic which reunites a group of friends who have known each other for four decades. Brian, who was here in spirit, departed us much too long ago and will always be fondly remembered. This photo was shot from a Kowa/SIX medium format camera with a KOWA 1:2.8/85mm lens using Kodak T-MAX 400 film, scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Daily Grind

31 Aug 2013 2 2 364
Day after day - it kind of grinds on you . . . This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format camera and KOWA LENS-S 1:3.5/150mm lens using Kodak Portra 160 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Sunny Disposition

13 Sep 2013 1 2 378
Although displaying a bright and sunny disposition, there is evidence that this individual is involved in some very seedy dealings. This photo was taken by a Kowa/SIX medium format film camera and KOWA LENS-S 1:3.5/150mm lens using Fuji Pro 400-H film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

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