Michael Walker, Grillmaster — Faculty Heights Neighborhood National Night Out, 2018

National Night Out, Faculty Heights

Neighborhood Meet & Greet

Neighbors Meet & Greet Local Polititians, Community Peace Officers

Last Tuesday evening, the Faculty Heights neigh­bor­hood joined thou­sands of oth­ers across the U.S. to cel­e­brate National Night Out. [Sidenote: National Night Out is an annual com­mu­nity-build­ing cam­paign that pro­motes police-com­mu­nity part­ner­ships and neigh­bor­hood cama­raderie to make neigh­bor­hoods safer, more car­ing places to live.] Neighborhood res­i­dents gath­ered at host Miranda Arana’s home [Sidenote: Ms. Arana has been wel­com­ing us to her home for our twice annual neigh­bor­hood gath­er­ings for decades. For this we are so very grate­ful. Thank you, Miranda!] to share food and fel­low­ship. Ward 4 coun­cil­man Bill Hickman dropped in to answer ques­tions about city con­struc­tion projects, traf­fic calm­ing, the UNP TIF, and other con­cerns. Norman PD’s Lieutenant Cary Bryant and one of his offi­cers also joined the gath­er­ing to take ques­tions and address concerns.

As usual, Michael Walker served as grill­mas­ter, serv­ing up curry burg­ers and frank­furters to the hun­gry crowd. The serv­ing table stood laden with deli­cious entrées and desserts brought by the guests to the potluck-style picnic.

After friends and neigh­bors fin­ished eat­ing, they lin­gered in con­ver­sa­tion while small chil­dren ran about the spa­cious back­yard. The sev­eral swings and their dis­tracted par­ents encour­aged the kind of unstruc­tured play that seems to be van­ish­ing into his­tory these days.

Gallery: National Night Out, 2018

Gallery: National Night Out, 2018

I brought along a medium for­mat cam­era loaded with Kodak Tri‑X to doc­u­ment the event. Technical details fol­low the gallery.


Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler
Tripod Head
Arca-Swiss Monoball P0 with Classic Quick Release 801‑214
Hasselblad 500C/​M with A12 back
Gepe Pro Release 20″ cable with Zeiss Disc-Lock
Carl Zeiss Distagon CF T* 50mm ƒ/4,0
1250th second
Kodak Tri-X 400 Professional 120
Yongnuo YN‑560 II speedlight
Lumiquest ProMax 80‑20 bouncer with sil­ver insert
Adox Adonal (Rodinal) 1:100
~60 min­utes semi-stand in Paterson Super System 4 day­light tank
Epson Perfection v850
Adobe Lightroom 6
NIK Silver Efex Pro

About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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