I have been holding off doing anything about MacOS 15 Catalina. When it was announced that 32-bit applications would no longer be supported I checked the System Report on the iMac and found no 32-bit applications that I still used. So far, so good. Then, for some reason, I decided I would look at the Epson Support page to make sure the drivers for my scanner and my two printers were updated to MacOS 15, and I got a nasty surprise. Continue reading “It looks like this might be the end of the line, but the end of the line for what?”
When I set up a darkroom in 1968 and started developing my own film and making my own analog prints my management of the images was pretty simple: (1) develop the negatives, (2) make a proof print of the roll and put it in a ring binder, (3) put the negatives in Negafile envelopes and put them in a file cabinet. Continue reading “Retro Asset Management “
I’ve been using the expression “the last straw” for most of my life without really appreciating the metaphor. I’ve been fine with “last” – done, finished, the end, punto final. It’s the “straw” that I haven’t really thought about. That changed this morning. Contemplating moving my negative digitizing setup from my office upstairs to my desk in the apartment I brought the little Logan light box downstairs to see if it would fit in one of the desk drawers. It did fit, but when I took it back upstairs and turned it on to look at some negatives it flickered briefly and went off. “That’s it, I’m done,” I thought. Continue reading “The Last Straw”
DISCLAIMER: I understand just enough about computers in general, and Macintosh computers in particular, to be dangerous. The following account is based on that lack of knowledge. I am certain it contains misunderstandings and technical errors.
That said, about a year ago I decided it would be a good idea to back up all my scans and contact pages on the iMac to the iCloud. It seemed easy, just put the folders on the Desktop and set iCloud to back up the Desktop and Documents. If only I knew… Continue reading “#$@&%*! Computers!”
Over the years I’ve tried a number of one camera – one lens – one film – one developer – one whatever disciplines with mixed results at best. Experimenting is a part of my nature. I can not sustain interest in an activity unless there are new things for me to try. At the same time, I know that changing multiple variables at the same time when experimenting can lead to a lot of dead ends. Continue reading “Choices”
Did you ever take a picture which was a failure by any objective standard but which showed you something important? The above is one such picture for me. Continue reading “The Eye of the Beholder”
A new thread recently started on the Leica Forum, for pictures taken 30 or more years ago. I got out my binders of contact sheets of my older negatives to look for something I might post. And, as always happens when I do that, I was so taken with my medium format images from the 60’s that few of my 35mm images from the same era really appealed to me. Continue reading “Medium Format – Love/Hate with a Vengeance”