Saturday, April 25, 2009

A bit of recent work

I'm presently taking Art 325B, Photography II, Alternate processes, as a break from all business classes, all the time! (I only need to take two business classes to finish the degree) Our first assignment incorporated several different formats, which included 4x5 view camera work, two rolls of film in a Holga, one roll of 35mm, and 30 digital images, exploring typical and atypical 19th century subjects.

This was from the digital work:
Grape Hyacinth
This was growing in my front lawn in Covington, so I decided I better photograph it before the lawn mower cut it down. This was taken with my Nikon D70, and a 55mm f2.8 AiS Micro Nikkor, probably about 1/2 life size.

From the TMax 100

Old truck
An old truck in Ellensburg, taken with my Nikon FM and 24-135 Tamron.

Stay tuned for the 4x5 and Holga!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Roslyn IR project.

I'm considering expanding the IR project that started with Franklin to Roslyn, WA, another coal mining town two miles west of Cle Elum. I went up there today to survey the mining sites with my FM and new 24-135 Tamron and a roll of Ilford HP5+. I think I should have some interesting results, mostly of mining equipment at the museum (which was closed, unfortunately). I also used my Lomographic Fisheye, which is a fixed lens circular fisheye camera. It produces interesting results if the conditions are right, but it tends to be a grab bag, as it has almost no control. The conditions were good today, nice and sunny, which is when it tends to work well. I should have photos by the end of the week from both.