Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thinking of Texas

Yes, I've been away...and for good reason. I went to see the moon hide the sun during the total eclipse last week...but this post isn't about that.
I'm preoccupied with rain and my family and friends in Houston, and along the Texas Gulf Coast.
I grew up in that area, and will always be a Texan at heart even though I haven't lived there since 2003.
Seeing the news reports of flooded streets and floating islands of fire ants makes me sick to my stomach.
My family and friends are safe and dry for now, but more rain is coming....

If you are the type to say a few words, I know many people would appreciate them. 
Send a few dollars to the Red Cross too if you are inclined to do so. They're good folks, and I can say that first hand from being a flood victim in the past myself.

The photo above was made during a trip to Port Aransas two years ago. I've been going there since I was a kid.  Port A has suffered great breaks my heart to see it in such a scattered all over the place kind of way on the news.

In a day or so I'll share some eclipse shots...but for now I'm just going to wait it out long distance with my family.

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.