Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rain Drops Fell

It's been raining. That doesn't seem too exciting for most people, but around here it gets people talking like they hit the lottery or something!

Vivitar Wide and Slim with expired Kodak Gold 200. A decent combo for a rainy day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

another day, another Holga shot

Holga with Tri-x developed in caffenol
This is one of my favorite camera, film and developer combos.

This is down a dirt road near my house that I use several times a week. I usually see a Roadrunner around here, but he was absent this day...however the clouds were in abundance.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

waiting and clicking, waiting and clicking

The photo above was made with a simple Diana camera on a tripod and clicking the shutter multiple times throughout a several hour time period.
One of the best things about this is it gives you time to think and contemplate.

Friday, August 4, 2017

in the beginning....

This is a photo I made of my parents when I was eleven years old with my first camera.

It was an Imperial Mark XII, made by the Herbert George Company out of Chicago.  My Dad still has it and I'm pretty sure it still works!

The camera came in an assortment of colors, and mine was the brick red model and used 620 film.

You've probably noticed that the horizon line is a bit skewed, which is something I still do today.

However, if you look at the tilt of my Dad's head, well...I guess that explains a lot.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Lawrence Tree...part II

Another version of the Lawrence Tree.

This time with a disposable camera I reloaded with old Tri-x and then dunked in caffenol.

I asked the docent at the Lawrence Ranch how many people ask to make a photo of this tree and he said "all of them".

If you look at the Georgia O'Keeffe painting, the tree appears to stand on its head. She had made notes about it and also saying that a certain museum had it displayed incorrectly. It's quite a story and a magnificent painting.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Lawrence Tree at DH Lawrence Ranch

The Lawrence Tree at DH Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM

Holga 120S
Arista 400 in caffenol

This tree was made famous by Georgia O'Keeffe in her painting
"The Lawrence Tree"

Friday, July 21, 2017

Revival is Coming

A multi tasking meaning perhaps....

I only mention it because I've been driving by this place a couple of times a week for the past 14 years.
When I first noticed it, it was a Feed Store. The building is back toward the left of the frame in the shadows.
Later it was a horse stable.
Then a few years ago it opened as a feed store again...briefly. You could buy chickens here.
Then it was a place that I "think" was used for drop offs, or illicit exchanges. Not sure, but it looked sketchy at times.
Earlier this year, it became a church.
So, in light of the sign, I think the word "revival" serves a multi purpose.. not only for the churchy aspect, but for the building and area in general...maybe even the country. But that's another topic for another day.

Pink Holga Glow 120N camera
expired Kodak 160NC