Monday, April 28, 2008

This is a crop of a 4x5 black and white negative that included the far shore and more of the branches which were very nice. But I liked the purity of the silvery river enough to crop out the rest. I've become much more adventurous since learning to cut my own mats. I feel totally free to crop or not because I can formally present the image no matter where the edges end up. The river is the Wallkill that runs a very long distance through Orange County, NY.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

From this past Saturday's early morning expedition to Hudson, this was the first thing I was attracted to, and it remains the only image I think is worthwhile from the time there. But being on that bridge before the sunrise over "Anthony's Nose" was worth every moment spent.

If you've seen the movie "Michael Clayton" then you've seen this place. He stops his car to walk up a hill where there are a couple of horses browsing...and then his car blows up! This is that hill, but there are no horses that graze there in reality. I took this because I liked the skeletal trees, juxtaposed with the skeletal trestle.

Monday, April 21, 2008

And another month has gone by without much photography, but in the last few days I've exposed 16 sheets of 4x5 film. Here are two from a marsh just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge. I've been using my new 210mm Nikkor lens, and the 250mm Fujinon as well. However, I have no idea which is which below, nor can I even remember if perhaps both were taken with the 250. The sun was strong; the mind was weak. No records were kept. Rats!