Square Crane


This is another shot from the Yashica 44 on 127 Film Day.

The Johnson Street bridge is being replaced and this crane was brought in to lift into place the middle span which weighs something like 480 tons.

The crane can lift nearly twice that, so there was no doubt about its capacity, but the lift was delayed by a day due to wind.

Thus, I did not get any shots of the span being lifted from its barge and put in place.

Scanning masks for 127 film are hard to come by so I had to jury-rig something.

It needs some work as you can see from the two sides of this image.

Even so, I’m very pleased with the lens in this camera – see the crop from this image below.




Yashica 44, Rerapan 100, developed commercially, scanned at home.


6 thoughts on “Square Crane

    • Hi raqmaq – there was a bit of a mess up taking out the old railway bridge – one of the retaining cables broke and it rotated when being lifted, almost hitting a building under construction nearby. But there were no such incidents with this installation – the new bridge is being slowly raised and lowered during testing and will be in service in a few months – then they take out the old bridge, and I presume will bring this crane back to do that job.

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    • Hi Jim – thanks for the comment. If your Yashica-D is anything like the 44, I am sure I would fall in love with the D, if only I owned one. Especially not having to mess about with awkward film sizes. The 44 is beautifully built to a very high standard. I like everything about it.


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