Browsing All Posts filed under »Technique«

Pie for Breakfast, Pie for Dinner

July 7, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. […]