Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Tale of Three Crops: Part III

Final Episode for the Holiday Weekend.  FYI, I'm spending most of this weekend in the darkroom.  So you may see print comparisons soon.



Above the Crop, Below the full frame.  The original composition has way too much sky and the rocks in the upper left are not well exposed and add nothing to the image.  So get rid of them!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Tale of Three Crops: Part II


Here an asymmetrical crop.  No reason why the tree has to be in the center.  And I found somethings on the right side (Full Frame Below) that I wanted to eliminate.


The exposure here wasn't great, but I discuss those problems on the 52 Rolls Page.


Friday, May 26, 2017

A Tale of Three Crops: Part I

Second day of Shooting at the Moab Photo Symposium in Hunter See more here at Week #19 of the 52 Rolls Project.

Here we are going to take a look at images not sown there.  More on Cropping, as I prepare to go into the darkroom.  Two take on Cropping.  First the 'uncropped' image:


Several distractions here, like the back pack and the small corner of sky in the upper left.  So Below, I did what you are supposed to do, 'crop in the camera' by moving in closer to the subject:



This is the one that I will print.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

52 Rolls Week #18 at the Moab Photo Symposium

First posts from the Moab Photo Symposium.  Here's the best image for photo shooting day #1, an afternoon workshop with Bruce Barnbaum.  He has a fascinating story and philosophy of photography.  So check him out!

I'm going to print this and have taken a first look at two cropping options:


Crop #1 above and Crop #2 below.


And the Full Frame Image:




Friday, May 19, 2017

M7 Panoramic Insert vs. the Horizon Perfekt

Now for the show down, which really isn't much of a contest.  The Horizon Perfekt is a swing lens panoramic camera:


All of these images were taken from the same tripod position.  The first thing you notice is the much wider field of view for the Horizon, notice my fingers got in the way (lower left):



Horizon Perfekt (above) and Mamiya 7 35mm (below):



Of course the wider field of view adds more distortion, especially if the camera i
s not perfectly leveled.


Again Horizon (above) and Mamiya (below).


Last set, showing the Flatirons:


Horizon (above) and Mamiya (below) which we saw on the first posting.


So that's my panoramic comparison.  I promise better exposures next time you see the Horizon Perfekt.  I'll just have to pull out the spot meter and use ISO 100 film for the very bright sun around here.  I have one more comparison to the Horizon to make.  Coming Soon!

Also posted as Week #18 for the 52 Rolls Project.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Redux of the Mamiya 7 Panoramic Insert

We revisit the Mamiya 7 35 mm panoramic insert.  Results not so great this time.  Way over exposed and some strange phenomena that I show later.  But first, I did remember to photograph the insert:



First the parts, which makes it fairly impractical to reload in the field, because you have to partially assemble and load the film before mounting in the camera.  So after the results of this test, you probably won't see this used again.


Here with the film mask in place (above); and with the film loaded (below):


Now we are ready to close it up and go!

But mediocre results this time.  Way over exposed!  But the grain doesn't bother me.  However there were troublesome streaks possibly from a light leak.  The way the insert is deployed, the mask doesn't fit that well.  So who knows.  As I said not worth me really fighting with this since I have a 35 mm panorama camera.



Below, one of the best from this roll:


In our next episode we will look at side by side comparison shot with the Horizon Perfekt.








Monday, May 15, 2017

52 Rolls Week #17: Results for Worldwide Pinhole Day!

The results from Worldwide Pinhole Day posted on the 52 Rolls Project.  My favorite shot below with an interesting effect cause by the sun.




Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!


We revisit my Yucca Baccata that bloomed for the first time last year, 
and is in the Early Blooming stages right now!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Last Words from the March for Science


Because when you think that Andrew Jackson (who died 16 years earlier) could have prevented the Civil War, you are getting your facts from some strange places!


Whether or not you like nuclear energy, this is a true statement.



Ending on the Lighter Side!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Earth Day March for Science & Week #16

While we wait for the Moab Symposium film to be developed.  Lets take a look back at the Earth Day March for Science.

This was also posted as Week #16 on the 52 Rolls Project.




Below:  This was a great reference.  Find out why 1543 was so important.



And some views from the crowd.


More Tomorrow!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Having A Great Time in Moab!


Check it out for next year!

I'll start posting the results towards the end of the month.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

52 Rolls Week #15

Showing more results of time and film testing here.  And a last view of my Tulips:


Sorry to spend so much time with the Tulips, but for the past 3 years they've been destroyed by late Spring snows (which are very common her in Colorado).  So I've really enjoyed them this year!



Monday, May 1, 2017

Red Rocks for Pinhole Day

Had fun yesterday at Red Rocks Park for Pinhole Day.  Results coming soon!  And yes that is snow, It snowed Friday night through Saturday.


Me and the Zero Image Pinhole.