State of Utah

Added on by John Sturr.

I can't help but have the Capitol be the subject for many images - it's so dominate, so grand and placed in a great location.  And when the light is right and it all comes together it is a fine place to be.  This was taken with the Nikon F100 35mm on Fuji Acros 100 developed in a Rodinal Stand development.  As I've said before this is my preferred method of process for BW in the 100 ASA.

On another note - I've decided to purchase another camera - and the funny thing:  it's a body I've had about 4 years ago.  I bought a used Sony Nex-7 - Sony's first 24mp NEX from the 2011 era.  I've been struggling with the Nikon 1V1 with their slow lenses and smallish sensor and the 10 mp density. 

But on the Nikon side -- I'm anxious for Nikon to release their new mirrorless system to see what they've come up with to the market.  This is an interesting time -- and every few months it gets more and more interesting; both good and bad.

The Nex-7 gives me a bigger sized sensor, more MP and allows me to easily adapt my nikon lenses.  And - I'm weirdly excited to get my Nex-7 spirit flowing again.  And - one of the most compelling things about the body is the built in flash.

Rollei 6008i with Fuji Acros 100 - Stand developed in Rodina 100:1 for 60 minutes

Rollei 6008i with Fuji Acros 100 - Stand developed in Rodina 100:1 for 60 minutes

the Scene

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I'm always trying to see thru the ordinary and capture something which will look good as a photo.  Something which sparks an interesting thought or glance to want to see more.  Getting all of this to work - is really quite a task to accomplish.  Black and White can add something - as would color if the scene is met.  But when it does become evident and the picture does become - it can be magical.

Fuji Acros 100 - Stand development in Rodinal

Fuji Acros 100 - Stand development in Rodinal

Streetwalk

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Last Fall I would walk the neighborhood with Lola the English Bulldog and my Nikon F100.  Every once in a while a scene would appear - or - better said - I would will a scene to be captured.  Every photo - every frame - is a stretch of sanity without slapping the shutter release of pure hope something would eventually develop.  And develop is correct as I'm shooting film here -- but I'll stop babbling -- this is what I got in the window of the Architectural firm.

Nikon F100 - Kodak Portra 400

Nikon F100 - Kodak Portra 400

Hagerman

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This was in Hagerman Idaho.  It was one of those days where I had the time to shoot but I had to dig really deeply to find anything -- really -- anything to shoot.  I walked out side from the house - about 100 yards away and this scene appeared.  And I decided to make it work and capture it as best as i could manage.  Shot on Portra 400 with the Nikon F100.

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WW II - Museum

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Shot at the Museum - quite near the entrance.  The Museum is very nice - but I wish it was bigger !  This images is a BW convert from color.  This may be the first time I've done this, as I'm usually a purest when it comes to the craft.  But - in this case - a BW images really makes this form pop.

As always - no crop and self developed, shot on a Rollei 6008i

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from the Front Yard

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This was shot from the front yard with the F100 and I would assume with the 24-120mm f3.5-5.6.  The light was great - and I probably thought I was shooting color - sometimes I don't pay enough attention to the film roll in the camera.  Stand Development in Rodinal with no crop.

Nikon F100 - Stand Development - Rodinal 60min - no crop.

Nikon F100 - Stand Development - Rodinal 60min - no crop.

the Peak

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Sometimes the most compelling forms are in your Neighborhood.  Go find some !  Stand Development - no crop.

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New Orleans

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Shot from the hotel room - I liked capturing the architectural forms of the squares from afar while filling the frame.

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SLC Capitol

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Shot with the F100 and the 80-200mm f2.8 AFs lens.  The AFs lens was purchased probably 8 years ago when I couldn't afford the 70-200 new.  So I did some research and found out that the 80-200 had a loyal following and it was quite the performer.  But -- it had no VR.  And even to this day - I've never shot a VR lens.  Fuji Acros 100 film and Stand Developed in Rodinal for 60 minutes.  That's the standard now -- Stand Development - and -- it is wonderful !  And as always - no crop.

Nikon F100, 80-200 AFs - Stand Development with Rodinal.

Nikon F100, 80-200 AFs - Stand Development with Rodinal.

Colorado of Last Year

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This image was captured in Colorado last year -- Near the RNP in September of 2016.  But - I can't remember if this was with the Rollei or the YashicaMat124G.  It turned out really well.

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the Creatives

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I am really lucky to be with a firm in which it's center product is one of the result of the efforts of creativity.  The business of Architecture is as much of an Art as it is a Discipline for results which fit the need.  Ok -- that was a bit heady . . .

This image - as wth many - was a grab shot, as I sit next to Ying, and Pierre was marking something up for discussion.  Film -- no crop -- self developed and scanned.

Film - No Crop - Nikon F100 - Self Developed

Film - No Crop - Nikon F100 - Self Developed

Over the Board

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Shot at FFKR Architects in Salt Lake City - yes, FFKR is where I call my day job.  But -- a part of that job is photographing the office.  And it's a good gig.

Ilford Delta 400

Ilford Delta 400

in Park City Utah

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Having some fun in Park City Utah - my Wife and Nephew in this scene.  Shot with the Nikon F100.

Nikon F100 - Park City Utah

Nikon F100 - Park City Utah

Looking Thru...

Added on by John Sturr.

This was shot on the Nikon F100 of a pass thru area of a local High School.  It was cloudy outside and the Sun had set - and the reflections were intense.

Nikon F100 - Salt Lake City - BW

Nikon F100 - Salt Lake City - BW