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”
A recent fall put me out of commission for a while, hence no posts here, and got me to finally admit that walking around town looking for photo opportunities might not be the best way for an elderly man with compromised balance and failing eyesight to pursue his interest in photography. I need to stay a lot closer to home. Continue reading “Change of Direction”
One reason I started this blog was as a repository for contributions to online discussions of technical photography issues that I find myself making over and over again. It will be easier to point to this post the next time someone complains that their software’s panorama function is not doing what they expected when stitching negative scans. Continue reading “Stitching Negative Scans”
I am back early from camping in the mountains of New York State. It rained almost every day, Several of the storms were heavy enough to wash out parts of the roads in the area. Our campsite was so soggy we made squishing sounds when we walked. After three days of that, my wife and I decided we’d had enough. We packed up and came home. It has been raining a lot in New Jersey too, with no immediate end in sight, but we are snug and dry in our house and all of the roads are in good condition. Continue reading “Rain!”
Same subject, same lighting, same film, same developer, different film format.
When I take pictures with a film camera I use Notes on my iPhone to record the equipment and materials and anything interesting about particular frames. When I develop a roll of film and make an inkjet contact sheet I print the notes from the iPhone at the bottom of the sheet. Reading through a lot of these notes recently I was struck by how many times the word “test” appears. Continue reading “Too Much Testing!”
I am working my way through my negative scans in chronological order, moving them from Lightroom to printed contact sheets. And seeing so many of them together has been depressing. The images fall into three broad categories. Continue reading “Abstract No. 1”