Saturday, June 29, 2013

Last week's post did not include this roll of film that was developed later, but exposed at the same time.  I like this as much as what I posted then, but I don't yet have an opinion about which I'll print.  Some images are very, very personal, and don't connect with other viewers at all.  If I were presenting this (or any other photograph) on an actual website rather than a blog, I'd have to make a critical assessment of its worthiness.  But here, it's okay to present the wheat with the chaff, and see how it looks after a while. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I've passed this lovely little pond in the town where I work for the past 28 years without ever stopping.  I am always drawn to it, and usually slow down to look, but have never had the time to stop.  However, I am retiring this week and will not pass this way again, so I finally did stop, and made some photographs.  The two below are ordered and then chaotic.  Choose either or neither.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

One of the good things about using the 4x5 view camera is that if there are only one or two good photographs in front of you, you can just make the one or two.  At least with the Pentax 67 the roll only allows 10 exposures.  Having made them, though, there was only one image I was happy with which is presented below.  This little tree continues to thrive despite its precarious lake edge perch.  I made the photograph just as the sun was about to rise above the stand of trees directly behind this little guy. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

I see it's been a while since I've posted here. At last, today I got up before dawn, went out with the camera, and exposed a roll at sunrise.  I'm about to develop it, and I'll post what I hope will be at least two good images from the ten negatives when I see them.  But, while futzing around in the darkroom, I found a print I must have made in the very late nineties.  It's on RC paper that I haven't used since then, and the place the photograph was taken is Blue Mountain Reservation in Westchester County where I used to live.  I still like the image, although I did crop it a bit in keeping with the way I currently 'see'.