Saturday, April 22, 2017

the pier to the end of the world


It's Earth Day.

Let's hope it doesn't come to an end like this pier....



homemade pinhole on paper

Friday, April 21, 2017

it's not a dead end road, but it doesn't go anywhere

and that's fine with me.



Being a claustrophobic type, my preference is to be outside with no people, no internet and no traffic.

This place is about 20 miles from my house and I visit it often.



Another out in the middle of nowhere kind of place.  With a few cows, a windmill and open  land as far as you can see.

The stars meet the horizon here and when they fall they make the Earth shake.


Holga with Tri-x

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

some things just seem a bit odd to me....

Sometimes I'm at a loss for a descriptor for things I see along the road....this might be one of those times.....

Spotmatic camera...I can at least tell you that.




seen in Moriarty, New Mexico along old Route 66

Sunday, April 16, 2017

there may be more trees here

more trees,

Wherever I look there seems to be trees. These happened to pose nicely for me during my trip to The Bosque del Apache recently.



This is one of those photos I'd like to walk into...I guess I sorta did.

Vivitar Wide and slim with Tri-x

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

rambling about nothing but maybe something...

Have you ever made a photo that you really liked, but when you shared it, not many others shared your zeal for it?

This is such a photo.

For some reason I like it, a lot, probably more than I should judging by the reaction I've received elsewhere about it.

Here it is:

I made it two years ago during a little road trip to Tucson with the Vivitar Wide and Slim and some old Kodak Gold 200.

It's kind of Stephen Shore-ish...at least in my eyes. Mr. Shore would most likely think "no way".

But there it is.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vertical is the new black..

I read that Vertical is the New Black a few days ago and am wondering if shooting vertical, or in portrait mode will really overtake landscape?

I kind of doubt it, but since the cell phone photographers have bombarded the airwaves with selfies and snaps, it just might happen.

In the meantime, I'm sharing a photo I made a couple of years ago of a donkey that lives up the road from me.

I have used  it as a "model" before, but the darn thing always wants to eat whatever it is I have in my hands, which is almost always a camera!

Photo made with a self assembled Gakkenflex that came in a kit from a Japanese magazine. 

As I recall it took about an hour of intently figuring out the assembly by photos as the instructions were in Japanese.

It's all plastic goodness with the exception of a few metal internal springs for the shutter.

I shot it in vertical mode since the Gakkenflex is a pseudo TLR style camera where you look down into the viewfinder.

Here's the donkey smiling and wishing I had an apple instead of the camera.


There are clone versions of the Gakkenflex camera kit made by Recesky.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

a little bit of art...well mostly a doodle

Sometimes I like to sit with a black pen and just doodle. It's always been a way to relax and just let my mind clear itself.

I've read that doodling helps with memory and retaining whatever it is you're listening to while making marks on paper.

This one is from this morning.  I didn't want to dust and sweep the house as I normally do on Saturday mornings, so got out my box of pens and pre cut watercolor paper, put on some nice Classical music and just started making marks...

I used a uni-ball AIR. which makes a nice solid black line.  It didn't run out of ink and the pen didn't skip a single time.  It dries fairly quick, but when you are basically washing the paper with ink, it can smear a bit if you are not careful.



Have a great weekend!

the pier to the end of the world

It's Earth Day. Let's hope it doesn't come to an end like this pier.... homemade pinhole on paper