Friday, November 30, 2007

These are 'end of the roll' photographs I thought were worthy of making. The light in our front room (which is given over entirely to music and art) is gorgeous in the mid to late afternoon almost all year long, and the curtains and plants look wonderful in that light. So here, at the end of a roll from the P67, are a couple of what I think are real goodies.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I've been thinking about what I'd like to include in a show that's coming up in March, so I've been rummaging around in my negative files and found this from 2004. There's another image from that day that I've printed and enjoyed during the intervening years, but this is one I think I'll look at some more, and maybe print as a companion piece (they were taken on the same day at the same place.) BTW, I was very new to large format, and this is one of the better photographs I made at the time. (210 Rodenstock Geronar on an OmegaView 4x5)

Monday, November 19, 2007

A snowy morning was all the excuse I needed to ditch work, and go to the wetland to see what was worth burning some film on. It was a good time to make the attempt as the snow had not stuck to the roads and thus the little, paved parking area was easily negotiable. I decided to use the P67 even though I'd rather have brought the 4x5, since it's much more weather resistant than the LF machine (no bellows to get wet for instance), and has excellent lenses. So here are two I made this morning (November 19th) with the 200mm lens.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

We woke up this Saturday morning (November 10th) to a light coating of snow. There are still a good many brilliant yellow, orange, and red leaves clinging to the last gasps of autumn, and they were heavy with the wet white stuff. These photographs were made on our deck. I used the Shen-Hao with a 250mm Fujinon lens and Kodak Tri-X 320 film.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

At the end of my visit to the wetland last week, a cold front came sweeping across the sky, the leading edge of which you see below. I had no time to change lenses, fuss with filters or do anything at all including re-metering the swiftly changing light. Happily, the film had enough latitude to work with the settings that were in place as this front blasted through. In just a few minutes the light had gone from golden and warm to gray and bleak, the wind picked up, and I was chilled to the core. Nonetheless, in about 10 minutes or so, it completely passed over, and the entire scene became bathed in pink and orange light that was actually thrilling to be enveloped by. It was a memorable afternoon.