A cafe was just outside the historic area of New Orleans on the remodeled area of the "strip". Yet the signage looked really dated and graphically wonderful. Fuji Acros - no Crop.
This image is one of my favorites of the New Orleans -- it appears to be some kind of a psychic. The group may or may not be related - and the black and white capture adds to the mystery. Shot on the Rollei 6008i with Acros 100 stand development in Rodinal - no crop.
A quick shot of the falls - at Twin Falls - known as the Niagara of the West. Shot with the Rollei 6008i with Fujifilm Acros 100 and processed with a stand development using Rodinal with a dilution for a 60 minute processing time.
A March trip to New Orleans, where I shot a bunch of medium format Fuji Acros 100. That city and the old town area is really quite something to capture. As with all of my work - no crop.
This is an interesting day for me — July 4th — as I was recalled to active Army duty this day in 2005, ten days after I was married.
I served in 2/75 Ranger, stationed in Ft. Lewis Washington from 1999-2002 - and ETS’d and finished my degree at Idaho State University.
Upon graduation from ISU in 2005 I traveled home in May of that year and sitting on the kitchen table, was the “Letter in the Mail” — literally, “Go to War of Go to Jail”.
I couldn’t believe it - my parents couldn’t believe it - and upon opening and reading the letter, I turned to my Dad and said - “Start pouring the Gin, because I’ve just been recalled to Active Duty.” We all, were in shock - as this stuff never happens - well — it happened. And July 4th I said my good byes - got on a plane and traveled to South Carolina, then Georgia, and finally Texas and then I landed in Baghdad on the weekend of Labor Day.
I spent 10.5 months with a Reserve unit where our Company name was the Rough Riders - carrying on the storied tradition of the original Rough Riders fame. Yes — that is true.
We traveled in and around the Baghdad area in uparmored Humvee’s delivering people and or equipment.
This was shot last Summer on Acros 100 and processed with a "Stand" development. The stand is not only very convenient - the gradation between whites and blacks is crazy rich, deep and contrasty. My eye screams for more when all comes out very well. This scene was with the Rollei 6008 Integral and the kit lens. When everything comes together / the planets align / film becomes a magical endeavor - even if only you see it as such. What do I mean by this: Film needs to be stored to stay fresh - in a fridge; the film is exposed and the image can't be confirmed as being "good"; the film is developed - weird stuff can happen during development; film is then scanned and processed etc. There are so many steps to where all can really, very easily, go to hell.
But I digress -- this capture turned out great !!
I would walk by this coffee shop many times in our neighborhood. It was an early evening and the lighting and crowd in the window was compelling. I wanted both to let me take the image without fuss -- but she noticed me -- and caught me in the act.
Shot on the Nikon F100 / 35mm and self developed and scanned.
Shot in Twin Falls Idaho in the Fall of 2016. Exposed with the Rollei 6008i and self developed.
Time to catch up on some previous images. This was taken this last summer in the western part of the city - toward the West Valley area. There are times when upon driving around you recognize the Sun is just perfect but no camera in hand - so don't forget that time frame and venture back when the conditions repeat - with the camera. I did just that one Saturday evening and was able to capture the color of this scene.
A Landscape Architect of the firm works the boards. Shot on Ilford Delta 400 - self developed and scanned.
Shot at my day job, where I'm a specification writer at FFKR Architects. And I shoot for the firm.
Every once in a while it all comes together.
This was shot in October off the elevated Eccles Theater building during the open house. Black and White can really be compelling when there is such high contrast in the scene.
Nikon 1 V1 - no crop.
This last September, on a trip to Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park I was able to grab this shot when we stopped for a quick viewing.
This image was captured really well -- and with film that is always a bit of a trick. And - if the image is captured well, there is no guarantee that the development will do it justice. The image capture, and home development, and scanning turned out just as envisioned. And this path - is the beauty of film, and the process of film, and the unexpected nature of film.
Sitting on the couch - the dog Lola jumped up to view the scene outside the window. There was nothing there to see - and her head was about 12" from mine. I grabbed the iPhone 7 and opened KitCam and took this. I got as close as I could to keep the scene as shown.
This was shot at the CityCreek mall area in downtown SLC - on Ilford Delta 400 self developed and scanned. Looking up takes some getting used too and it needs to be a force of habit as a bright blue sky and a white building adds much drama to the scene.
I love this shot - glad it turned out as film is a tricky beast to control.
I've recently discovered this Acros Fuji stock -- and OMG -- it's of my favorite now. I wish Fuji still made the 400iso as it only comes in 100 stock. Image was taken on the overlook at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The weather was cold and crazy windy for a day in September. But - it all worked out just fine.
Rollei 6008i - 80mm f2.8
"Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so.
Hold the line!
Stay with me!
If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you’re already dead!"
Nikon F100 - Salt Lake City - Summer 2016
Shot in the area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, docked is a beat up, well worn and used ChrisCraft SuperSport.
It's been too long - I'll be working on that for the future. I will say that I get delayed from posting as I copyright all images now. So there is a 3-4 month delay after the photo is taken before I have a group to register etc. And after the image is registered, then I can post. Ugh --- I know... but that's the process. Ok -- onward.
This image was taken with the newly repaired Rollei 6008i on Ilford Delta 400. Home processed and scanned - and the scan is excellent. The negative processed very flat and as always the flatter the better during the scan.
I really like this image and may print it 24"x24".
Here's a grab shot with the pocketed Nikon P330 - in black and white mode. It's a great photo when the light and situation matches the consumer gear really well. I love this photo and the what camera captured. As with all of my images - no crop.