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Pie for Breakfast, Pie for Dinner

July 7, 2015

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4th of July in Rye Fireworks in the Blood Growing up in NH and then moving out west, it took me a long time to realize how regional the Fourth of July is.  I remember the bicentennial and how the 4th lasted 3 days, with parades, frog jumping, pie eating, obstacle courses, bicycle races, and […]

The Thayer Barn

April 10, 2015

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How I Really Got Sucked into Digital HDR There is was this old barn on the outskirts of town that was fast-forwarding through it’s decay. At some point a group of people banded together to try to save the barn, move it and make it into some sort of arts/civic center. Then another splinter group […]

Shooting into the Sun

April 3, 2015

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Beautiful Failure Showing up may be 90%, but crossing the finish line has it’s advantages, too. (Tons of photos below the text.) I had some camera failures recently which made my DSLR my main camera. Honestly, most people get better pictures with their cell phones than I do with my digital camera. But a combination […]

Back to the Darkroom

March 22, 2015

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Inspiration, Perspiration, Motivation If you follow this blog, it might not look like I’ve been busy, but actually the truth is the opposite. I’ve been  taking a lot of pictures, most of them digitally because my RB67 started having issues on me in the middle of a shoot. The problem is, while I understand B&W […]

A Zone System Example

May 12, 2014

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Featured image was purposefully exposed to send these shadows “into the black.” There is one post on here that gets a least one hit a day. Lot’s of hits, no comments, go figure. It’s my post about B&W HDR. And I’m really glad that gets so many hits because I really spent a long time […]

Skunk Cabbage

May 3, 2014

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B&W Portfolio Since I smashed the hell out of my 90mm lens, been playing with my macro, a lot. I’ve always found the curves of skunk cabbage to be very sensual. Also doing a lot of film testing and been playing with contrast a bit, moving zones around. Particularly playing with printing darker, lower contrast […]

One Log, Here be Dragons

May 2, 2014

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B&W Portfolio Photos of about six feet of an old-growth log on the Snoqualmie at the base of Twin Falls, more grist for From the Mountains to the Sea. I hiked to the falls one day and then hiked down to the river on the way back, looking for fishing spots I admit, and then  […]

The Lost Rolls

April 28, 2014

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B&W Portfolio Lost some rolls of film. I guess I found them, but now where are the rolls I thought I was developing? Some of these are so luminous, I almost rescanned them to get some of the crap off of them. It’s amazing what a tiny change in process can do for your final […]

Abstraction through Post Production

November 28, 2012

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Absinthe Cosmos How time flies. A few years ago, well, several years ago now, I took a couple of rolls of film of a subject (and some digital too!). At the time I working on the film development phase of the Zone System, and the original subject matter only had about 1.5-2 zones of contrast. […]