Faith, Hope, Love, and Forgiveness by Nathan Jones

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1952)

A Photowalk around Sunnyvale, California by Nathan Jones

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I took these photographs between noon and 3 pm on July 1st, 2017, in Sunnyvale, California. I used a Rollei 35 LED camera, which I bought for $60 in a pawn shop in Toronto. It has a fixed, scale-focussed 40 mm f/3.5 lens. I shot two rolls of my preferred black-and-white film, Kodak Tri-X 400, which I developed at home in Kodak D76. The light meter in the camera is broken, so I used the "Sunny 16 Rule" to estimate exposure. I exposed the majority of the photographs at f/16 and 1/500 s, with the lens set to infinity, and was very pleased with the results. The Rollei 35 is an eminently capable, simple, tiny camera that is a joy to use.