Friday, August 28, 2015

Catch up with Stinky........

Sorry I didn't post anything about Stinky here.  But to catch up check out Longs Peak Journal.


I heard another Corpse flower is about to bloom in Chicago.  So If you live in Chicagoland check it out!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Iceland Poppy


A very successful perennial in my garden.  
Now spreading everywhere like a weed!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In Remembrance: Flanders Poppy

As a Remembrance for WWI  I am cultivating a bed of Flanders Poppies.  A few this year and hopefully a good bunch by 2018.  These bloomed a while ago, but today I harvested the seeds:



Monday, August 17, 2015

Solargraphy Update

A bit disappointing as I captured only part of the solstice.  Evidently I did not have a high enough angle on my solargram positions.  But the Placement within the yard was good.  So I will try that spot again.




The location got a bit overgrown and you can see the vegetation in the image below.  I was also unaware that one of the anchor points had broken, placing the angle of the mage out of position.  But you can see the sun streaks below.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturdays Online: Meet our 'Newest' Camera Family Member

I say 'newest' because it is not a new camera at all.  Just joining us for the first time.  I have a wonderful neighbor that has given us a lot of darkroom equipment, including the Beautiful Durst Enlarger.  The B&J Press Camera is the latests item to take that walk across the street:



The Burke and James Press Camera, beautifully described here on YouTube.



So Donald has the 4X5 camera that he's been wanting.  Me, I'm sticking with Medium Format, but cause I ain't hiking a 4X5 (and the heavier tripod it requires) any where!

But read this Case For Large Format Film,  which tells you why it does make a difference to go Bigger!

We'll update you with our first results soon!