Thursday, May 17, 2018

More Scenes Around Day Canyon, Moab Utah




Hopefully I will have my film by the time of this post.  And we'll start 
looking at those results next week.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Moab Infrared Tree Studies IV

We continue with the infrared experiments from the Symposium.  For our afternoon in Day Canyon, we were told to look for this Tree:


I begin by showing my final choice, a crop of the third image:

And below the process that led to this, as I walked toward the subject.






Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Moab Infrared Tree Studies III

Returning to the first Tree, I made some images from a different perspective and tried several cropped versions.  That process is detailed at this link.

Here are my two favorites.  Still trying to decide which one is better:




And the original full frame:


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Moab Infrared Tree Studies I

I've been experimenting with Infrared Film here for a while.  Recently I decided to take the leap and have a Nikon-1 converted to full spectrum (so I could do some other experiments) and using  an IR filter, play with B&W infrared as well.

Vegetation being the most dramatic, I did some experimenting during our Moab Symposium workshops.


Driving down Long Canyon, we saw this Cottonwood in the distance and spent some time with it.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Moab Photography Symposium 2018: Final Wrap-Up



A fine end to a 15 year run.  Bruce Hucko single handedly started and managed this unique combination of Workshops and talks about the philosophy of the Photographic Art. Kudos also to Lora who stepped in over the past 5 years to ease the burden.

This Year focussed on the Philosophy of Photography as an Art and finding your personal artistic vision.





 A Blur of Activity at the Registration Desk


And the Program Begins.......



The Results await Processing!


My EMULSIVEfilm 5 Frames made an appearance.

But as with the Phoenix, a new Symposium inspired by Moab has risen in it's place:


See you next year in Sedona, AZ.




Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pinhole day Part III


Daffodils.  I think the blurrier the better......


More later from a second roll........

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pinhole Day Part II

Some Home Interior Shots.......First the Sun God:




And the Political 'Talking Heads"  which I watch far too much of:



Friday, May 4, 2018

First Roll From Worldwide Pinhole Day

Inspired by "HandHeld" I took my Diana Pinhole out for some experiments.....

First, let's reintroduce the the camera:




And now take a walk down the street with the shutter open:



And the accidental double exposure......


Thursday, May 3, 2018

The North American Fur Trade

The North American Fur Trade was fueled by the Top Hat, originally made from Beaver Fur.  Beavers were already near extinction in western Europe by this time.  And in North America the Beaver was driven almost to extinction.  Saved only by the silk trade, replacing fur with silk in Top Hat manufacture.  You can find a list of Colorado Trading Forts here.


Exterior (above) and interior of the Turret.





This was our First visit to Fort Lupton, and upon reflection, it seemed like B&W would be more appropriate.  So on our Second visit we shot T-Max 400.  I need to scan those.  So we'll take a look at those next week.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Fort Lupton: Part II

We were attending an open house at the Fort, so there were demonstrations, a Trapper's camp and re-enactors  We actually were so impressed that we joined the Historical Society and talked to the re-enactors about the various costumes and options for participating.


In the Background you can see the Trading Entrance described yesterday.



Lancaster Lupton's 2-story home inside the Fort.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to Fort Lupton

Starting off the month with a Visit to Fort Lupton, one of many 'Trading Forts' along the Missouri River and it's tributaries. Lovingly and authentically restored by the South Platte Valley Historical Society.  Welcome to Lancaster Lupton's trading post founded in 1836.


 One of these days I'll remember to use my lens hood to avoid sun flares.......


This is actually not the Trading Entrance pictured above, but a side entrance.  
Below is the Trading entrance seen from the inside.


This was a double gated portico of sorts, where Native Americans were permitted to trade, without having access to the secured part of the Fort.