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 place I've been to a lot, but found a different place to place 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)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Like low hanging fruit, I've found most of the obvious local places that I wanted to photograph.  Now, I'm looking in the same locations, but at less accessible parts of them.  It doesn't surprise me that I'm finding scenes I like just as much as the original attractions in each.  Here are two photographs I found in a slightly remote place I've driven past countless times without noticing.  The third photograph is of a shrimp boat at its dock that I've photographed before, but this time the light and the sky differed greatly from previous encounters.  (P67, #15 deep yellow filter, Ilford Delta 100 film)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

It's really surprising how quickly spring growth appears and matures in this region.  I should have planned a photo trip for this weekend, but didn't think of it.  It will mostly be too late a week from now, and I'm so busy on the weekdays that I probably won't get out at all.  This photograph was made this morning in the backyard. The light blooms are Carolina Jessamine and appeared overnight fully formed.  They'll likely be gone in another day, so I'm glad I at least got this image. (MF Film - 300mm lens)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Returning home from a trip north, we drove through Fargo, a tiny town in Georgia.  The road crossed a small bridge over the Suwanee River.  The banks were lined  with interesting trees that got my immediate attention.  I've posted a couple of images from there before (I don't remember when, btw), and came across these two just recently.   (MF Film)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The light was particularly dull for my first visit to Egan's Creek.  It's a long greenway very close to the ocean and east of the Intracoastal.  So I photographed the marsh grass which was new to me, and these two ancient trees whose lifeless skeletons remain neither needing exciting light.  The third photograph is of the creek just plain and simple.  (MF Film)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sometimes, I don't fully react to certain images right away, and sometimes even for years!  Here are two photographs I made years ago that I ignored for some reason I no longer recall.  Well, here they are now.  I like 'em!  (MF Film)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Corporate parks can be soulless cubicle farm centers, or more thoughtfully designed and quite attractive campuses.  The YMCA I belong to is sited in the latter, and rather than use a treadmill in the gym, I enjoy walking on the tree lined walkways that allow a pretty decent workout.  It surprises me that I see few of the office drones enjoying the grounds at lunchtime, but perhaps they feel they need to work through lunch and just stay at their desks. Near the Y is a lovely lake with benches and trees. At one end of it there are a clump of cypress trees.  Here are two pictures of one of those trees.
(MF Film)

Monday, January 22, 2018

I like this stretch of sand because of the rocks.  Rocks are rare in Florida, at least where I live, so seeing these is a treat even if they're 'imported' from elsewhere.  The second photograph is of a lonely tree exiled to live in a field of palmettos (which I detest!).  (MF Film)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

I don't usually go out in the later afternoon as far away from home as I was for these, but I thought it was eminently worthwhile today!  I have an annual pass for all Florida state parks, and this is one I particularly like.   (MF Film)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

I've taken some time to try to see what's local with fresh eyes.  It's hard not repeating what I've already done with what appeals to me here, and 'here' is where I principally make photographs. Yesterday, I went to a place I've been to many times, but found a part of it I'd not been to before and made the first three of these four photographs.  The fourth image is not in a new place, but the angle and the light appealed to me in the moment, so I made the photograph.  (MF Film)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Odd for a day in this part of Florida to be completely overcast without any detail in the sky.  Still, I wanted to use my camera, and I knew where there might be at least a somewhat interesting subject.  So, these two photographs were made in the same spot with the camera pointing in different directions.  (MF Film)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

I was going to stop making photographs at the beach where I walk almost every day, but I just can't give it up! I schlep the camera and tripod (Pentax 67 film camera) instead of walking briskly when there's something dramatic or at least interesting going on. These were from today. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

I guess the beach where I walk almost every day is the logical place for me to make an extensive series of photographs.  But, since I don't usually carry my backpack with photo gear, tripod, and medium format camera (Pentax 67) when walking, I have to sacrifice a day every now and then to do that.  This is a group of images I've made in the last several days.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

I was quite surprised to see pigeons on the beach, and I don't think the gulls were all that happy about it.  As usual, though, the pigeons could have cared less what the gulls were thinking.  (Film)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Here are two more from Anastasia SP a few days ago.  There used to be significant dunes here.  What's left is being added to naturally by some of the same forces that washed away what had been there.  (MF film, #15 deep yellow filter)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I've been somewhat visually exhausted back here in Florida since our visit 'home' to the northeast.  But, during the last two days, I've made a concerted effort to revisit some of my favorite places to photograph. These images are the fruit of that quest.  The first two are from Big Talbot Island SP on a blustery day that chilled me to the core. The other two are from Anastasia SP in St. Augustine.  I suspect the former site became richer in skeletal trees resting on the sand, and the latter site a lot poorer with the deterioration of dunes due to our recent hurricane.  (MF Film, #15 filter)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sometimes the most interesting thing on a given day is in one's own backyard.  Our neighbor keeps a Meyer lemon tree just beside our driveway, and always invites us to help ourselves to the fruit.  Meyer lemons were introduced to this country from China in 1908 by Frank Meyer, an employee of the US Department of Agriculture. A Meyer lemon is a cross between a true lemon and another citrus fruit (either a regular or Mandarin orange). They're larger than common lemons, a bit less tart, and apparently rather hardy.  Here are three views.  (MF Film)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Considering how much film I brought with me and exposed last week, I would have thought there'd be more to show for it.  But, quantity has little to do with what gets culled for quality.  I'm actually rather lucky to be happy with what I've posted.  Here are two more that were made somewhere in North Carolina or Tennessee (I didn't know which state I was in a lot of the time) on our trip south through the Smokies. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Here are three more from my trip home.  These were in New York and North Carolina.  (Film, and #15 deep yellow filter)