Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

And we'll be out and about taking pictures.........

A photomerge of three Mamiya 6X6 images above of many quaint Victorian Houses.  We've decided to do a Photo Essay of the town this summer.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pinholes #2

The last Ski slope to Close on April 29th was Arapahoe Basin.........south side of Loveland Pass.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Finally Some Pinholes

I was disappointed with some of the results.  However, you can't be expert at everything, so that's life.  But over the next few days i will post some.  Starting with my Minolta Pinhole Body Cap.  I made a poor choice of color film (transparency) so I decided to compensate by converting some to B&W:

You tell me which version you prefer.................From Guanella Pass.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sundays Overseas:Goodbye to Svalbard

We say goodbye to Ny Alesund:

And Goodbye from the Lonyearbyen Airptort:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meet the Kamra-e-foaree

Donald sent me this link a while ago.  Fascinating photographic technique, the Wooden Box Camera or Kamra-e-foaree of Afghanistan.  Make sure you check out the photo montage at the end.........

Keeping in touch with or photographic roots.  What have I been up too?  Processing my pinhole photos with not so great results.  Pinholes will be posted next week.  Not sure I'm going to submit any.

And take a look at this interesting Pinhole Camera too!


Pinhole as Art:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sundays Overseas: Remnants of a Coal Mining History

The Kafe is not from the past, but their modern food facility..........I am referring to the locomotive for transporting the coal from the mines to the harbor........

The main reason for anyone to be in Svalbard during the early part of the last century (or before that), was for Coal Mining.  The Town of Longyearbyen was named for American mining investor John Longyear, who was finally able to make mining there profitable.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sundays OverSeas: More from Ny Alesund

More from Ny Alesund.......Now an arctic  research center

Little remains of the original coal mining outpost......................

 But some here still live a  somewhat 'traditional' lifestyle.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sundays Overseas Quiz: In the Steps of History........

The Location is Ny Alesund, Svalbard, Norway
The Event:  The Ill-fated Polar Expedition of the Airship Italia

The Tower is the airship mooring tower.  I was amazed to find myself in this place because at the age of nine I had seen a movie called "The Red Tent".

(Now this was NOT a movie for children.  But we were visiting New York in 1970, and it was rumored that Radio City Music Hall, a grand old theatre of the 1930's, would be closing, so my cousin took us to see a movie, and the movie playing that week was The Red Tent.  Luckily Radio City, Home of the Rockettes, survives.)

That movie and the Nobile Expedition, stuck with me, and I became fascinated with polar exploration to this day.  So I was truly amazed to find myself in the place where that expedition took off, walking over the same ground as Nobile, his crew, and Roald Amundsen (who died searching for survivors of the airship crash).

Have you ever found yourself in a place that you never imagined you would see, walking in the steps of History?  Someplace you had seen in a movie, or read about in a book?  And then you find your self there, almost by accident?

More images from Svalbard this Sunday Overseas........

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rocky Mountain National Park: Fern Valley

I "found" this listed as a Draft Posting.  I have no idea when i planned to post it, but the copyright is from last year..............So here it is:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Welcome New Blogger Friends!

Welcome New Blogger Friends!  Each "Decade" I post a special B&W Image to say thank you for joining us!