Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walker Ranch Part V: The Blacksmith Shop

Twice a year they have demonstration days, 
and the Blacksmith shop becomes a focal point.

Below: close up of the Drill Press.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Walker Ranch Part IV: Upstairs

Upstairs would have been the family sleeping quarters.
Below: Detail looking through that window.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Walker Ranch: Part II

Some exterior details:

Another barn, not shown in the previous images.
Above, cropped; and below full frame.
I like the crop better, and that's how I would print it.

And a detail from the Horse Barn.

I just remembered that I have more Out Building images in 35 mm.
We'll catch up with those at the end of the week.  

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Walker Ranch Open Space: Part I

So glad to move on to my 'normal films'.  This week we will take a look around the Walker Ranch Open Space in Boulder County.  They recently held an open house for photographers......

First we'll get the 'lay of the land'.  And then move on to details:

The Walker Ranch Homestead.
Read more about the Homestead Act here.

The Blacksmith Shop, with Car Barn in the background.  
This was a late settlement and the original owner did eventually 
have a car in the 1920's.  The car with fuel storage was kept well 
away from the house and barns for fire safety.

Additional out buildings

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Outer Limits.......of Nebraska

 The Road to the Outer Limits........

The Film Ferrania Test is Week #34 for the 52 Rolls Project.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gurley, Nebraska

More from Film Ferrania P30.  I'm only showing the images with improved contrast and brightness..........From Gurley Nebraska:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Film Ferrania Test: Part I

I took Film Ferrania P30 on the road trip to the Eclipse.

Now, maybe it's a bad idea to do a film test on a road trip.  Because You can't be assured of the results.........Should have followed that logic. The images are salvageable, but it will take some work in the darkroom to get them right.  First the Before Image:

Rather flat and frankly disappointing, despite the dark orange contrast filter.  Seems a bit underexposed, and I've never had that happen with the XD-11. I exposed the film as recommended: ISO 80.  Now the After Image with basic Contrast and Brightness manipulation in Photoshop (+50 Brightness & +75 Contrast):

A much more pleasing image of the Courthouse and Jail Rocks
along the Oregon Trail in Nebraska.

So I have another Ferrania P30 test underway exposing +1 stop.  We'll see later how that worked out.  For the rest of this week, we'll look at scenes across western Nebraska.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Eclipse On Film

As Recorded on Film.  And yes, the digital images turned out better mostly because these all seem a bit over exposed and maybe out of focus.  The lens was hard to work with (my fault for not practicing enough).

But I was also focused on Enjoying the Natural Event, which is permanently burned in my memory.  All the sites, the sounds, sharing with the people around me.  Very Moving and Emotional.  Here are my film images in sequence: