Monday, August 31, 2015

No Garden Bounty.......

This Year started well, but towards the end my Garden was beset by a plethora of garden pests.  So I have a decent harvest, but nothing like Last Year:


But I'm already planning for next year.  Changing up some of the veggies that I'll be growing; much more variety.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sundays Online: State of Film Update

We aren't going to argue the pros and cons of Film vs. Digital here anymore...To each his own.  We are only about Film.    So here is an Update from the remaining Film Manufacturers.


Sacred Datura, from My Garden

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!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturdays Online: Remember the Filter Factor .........

Some how it had escaped me that Rangefinders DO NOT meter through the lens that is making the image.  So I had some exposure problems using my darker filters.  SO today I am doing Filter Factor Exposure Tests for the Mamiya-6, Mamiya-7 and Canonet:


So I invite you to now pick your poison!  Which Rangefinder would you start with?  Here are some Suggestions for Starter Cameras.........

Above and below The Crags from the Never Summer Range:


Left:  Canonet and Mamiya-7 on the Right.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Moose Fun in North Park

More Canonet images from our 4th of July Trip to North Park.  This time some Moose Fun!


Above taken from the Moose Overlook at State Forest State Park, in North Park.  Yes this looks like great moose habitat.  Although this trip was the first time we'd actually seen a Moose in North Park.  It is know as the Moose Capital of Colorado because there are supposed to be a lot here.  But they manage to hide quite well.



Monday, August 3, 2015

Found Some Older Photos.....From the Canonet

I found some older Photos taken with the Canonet, that I apparently never posted (or somewhere along the line I mislabeled them).  In any case they are presented now:



At Brainerd Lake, Peak to Peak Highway, above Boulder, Colorado.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturdays Online: Revisiting the Canonet

There was a recent PetPixel article on the Canonet Rangefinder:

Of course I have one, and with my fondness for Rangefinders growing, I've pulled it out again to use:



So for the next week we'll view some recent images from the Canonet: