Monday, June 18, 2018

I don't mind getting up early, in fact I actually prefer to, but it's been a very long time since I drove to the beach for sun-up which I did today.  There were more people there than I expected, but I shouldn't have been surprised as it was very pleasantly warm and inviting.  (MF Film)




Friday, June 15, 2018

There is muck, and anti-muck. When you step in the former, there's the latter to clean you up a bit. Of course, shoes will be sacrificed, but mud happens!  These two photographs were taken near St. Augustine, and up the coast a few miles from Vilano Beach.  I much preferred the anti-muck!  (MF Film)







Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sometimes, when working on a couple of photographs, one or two others may get inadvertently ignored.  This is one of those.  I'm not sure when I took the negative for this, but it was a while ago.  Here it is now, though, and I'm glad I found it.  (MF Film, Deep Yellow #15 filter)



Monday, June 11, 2018

I return to Pumpkin Point quite often.  Low tide reveals acres of oyster beds, and Spanish moss drapes the branches of ancient trees.  (MF Film)





Saturday, June 2, 2018

There are fairly typical scenes in Florida that do not involve flamingos.  They often do involve palm trees and retention ponds.  And, clouds!!!  Here are several views that I hope are not cliches..  (MF Film)






f8 and be there is an ancient photographer's adage, but luck matters a lot even when you are there.  And, it was f22 for me plus an orange filter and a polarizer.  (MF Film)





Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A marsh can be interesting and sometimes beautiful, but as it's a vast plain, it gives the sky a chance to show off!  (MF Film)





Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Since moving here, it's been easy to find beauty in the ocean and marshes especially when they're augmented by spectacular skies with dramatic clouds.  These photographs, however, are evidence that the path through the forest jungle can be beautiful as well.  (MF Film)



 






Friday, May 25, 2018

Moving away from the coast and the ocean and marshes, the springs in northern Florida are particularly attractive. The water is crystal clear and a constant 72 degrees all year long.  These two photographs are from Ichetucknee Springs which, along with a number of others, feeds the Santa Fe River.   (MF Film)




Monday, May 14, 2018

Fearsome Symmetries!  There are acres of these bare trees near the ocean.  I love their complexity and accidental symmetries.  If the ground were not littered with palmettos, I'd have made many more images here!  (MF Film)



Sunday, May 13, 2018

                                                                       Fallen from the sky,
                                                                the little cloud did not sink.
                                                                       Gazing at heaven.


Friday, May 11, 2018

I hadn't been to the St. Johns River with my camera for quite a while. On this trip, I didn't expect much, but as the afternoon progressed, the water got glassy and the sky became interesting.  (MF Film and various filters)






Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Before I arrived at the site where the two photographs in my previous post were made, I stopped beside the road for this one.  Salt marshes at low tide are really interesting and vary a lot.  The oysters are abundant at all of them!  (P67, 45mm, #15 deep yellow filter on Delta 100)





Saturday, April 28, 2018

There are places that are not only interesting and or beautiful, but also subject to continual change.  The Ft George River inlet I've photographed quite a few times is one of them for me.  Time of day, what's in the sky, high or low tide and point of view all make a difference and allow repeated visits.  Yesterday was a twofer at low tide with a dynamic sky.  (MF Film)





Monday, April 16, 2018

As previously written,  I've explored the area around here for about 30 miles north and south many times and feel like I've photographed the obvious parts more than once.  So I am now looking more closely at details as well as finding fresh points of view in familiar places.  Here are three recent examples.  (MF Film)








Saturday, April 7, 2018

Revisiting old haunts provokes seeing them in new ways.  Looking more deeply, I'm seeing things I hadn't paid attention to before. Here are several such images.  (MF Film)







Saturday, March 31, 2018

Last oldie for a while I think.  A tree behind our house in NY about 16 years ago...it succumbed to wind and came down a few years after I made this photograph.  (4x5)





I think I'm getting toward the end of photographs I made over a decade ago with my 4x5 camera.  Not all of them, of course, but the ones I still think are worthwhile.  Here's one I made of a stream that I had photographed previously which no longer runs between trees like this as all those trees are gone. I'm glad I have the scenes on film, because they are not coming back the way they were ever again.  (4x5)





Thursday, March 29, 2018

Two oldies from 2004.  Sunlit leaves in a woods beside route 9G in NY (Shen Hao 4x5)








Monday, March 26, 2018

Here are a few more from the archive taken in 2004 and 2005.  The black dirt region of Orange County, NY is an extremely fertile area that was an ancient seabed.  All sorts of vegetables are grown there, especially onions.  Most of all, it's an extremely beautiful area, and I miss it a lot!  (Shen Hao 4x5, 150mm G-Claron and other lenses.)








Friday, March 23, 2018

Archive diving is a lot of fun!  I get to revisit places I used to go near wherever I was living at the time, and also see what I thought was worthy of a photograph.  This was made in Harriman SP in autumn many years ago with my first 4x5 camera.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sometimes the conditions that motivate a photograph are fleeting, disappearing in a moment or two, or an hour or so.  The site of this image isn't particularly memorable on its own, but with tide and sky participating, becomes interesting.  (MF Film)


Saturday, March 17, 2018

I continue to revisit places I've been to in the past to see if there's anything I hadn't seen, or didn't pay much attention to.  Well...there are!  A bunch of them.  Here are two photographs I made yesterday of a site I've been to a lot, but from a different place for the camera which yielded these 'new' views.  (MF Film #15 deep yellow filter, polarizing filter, 45mm lens)





Sunday, March 11, 2018

Here's another from the archives. The lovely little tree in the center succumbed to a storm some time after I made this photograph.  The scene is of the woods behind our house in NY, which I really do miss.  I don't miss the taxes or blizzards though.  I'm okay with where I live now.  (4x5, 250mm)





Friday, March 9, 2018

I don't remember anything about this except that I made it at a park in Croton-on-Hudson that borders on the Hudson River.  I think it's from the turn of this century.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

 I was happy to come across a binder with a lot of old negatives, the earliest of which seems to be 1998.  Here are three from that year made on Grand Manan Island, Canada.  It's accessible only by ferry. I had the most delicious smoked salmon that was so fresh it was still warm when  I bought it at a store near these docks.  (Pentax 67)