Thursday, January 31, 2013

San Diego Botanical Gardens

They have a lovely Bamboo Forest, and grow bamboo to feed the Pandas at the San Diego Zoo.

Monday, January 28, 2013

San Diego Botanical Gardens

I return to the living, after disappointing tennis results in Australia.......Oh well, I shouldn't spend so much time watching television.  After all, I could be blogging instead!

So we get back on track this week with images from my Holiday Travels, beginning with the San Diego Botanical Gardens.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Calendar 2013: Red Rocks of the West

Calendar 2013 will be posted each month on our other Blog.  Here is the Cover photo, made from two stitched images of Bryce Canyon:

I've decided that we do need to change the Banner Photo.  So we'll try this one for a while!

Today I hope to develop some of the twelve rolls of film from our trip.  Sorry, but I sank into the abyss of the Australian Open for a few days.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back From Our Journey........

We made a 3000+ mile road trip to San Diego and Back over the Holidays.  The color film has been sent out for developing and I'll  be working on the B&W.  Lots of travel pics to look forward to in 2013 (Us on the Beach at Goleta, California).

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Photography Resolutions 2013

Getting Back in the Saddle again in regards to shows and gallery submissions.  Easier now that the Dark room is done.  And yes I did just barely get to print something in the darkroom before the end of the year!

That was my number one resolution for 2012.  So how did I do with the rest?
  • Darkroom done and first prints made (as Christmas Presents).
  • I got the SRT-101
  • Participated in Worldwide Pinhole Day and got inspired to do more pinhole work-but decided not to invest in a 4X5 Pinhole camera.
  • No Progress on the Family Project- I need to build a UV light box.  No longer inspired by true sun printing; it is just to hard to calibrate.
  • Missed the Winter Solstice Solargram opportunity, but still hopeful of catching the Spring Equinox?
  • Somehow have misplaced my slides from Norway and Africa.  Where are they?  Sundays Overseas will return once I find them.
  • Not so interested in 4X5 Camera, which is odd now that I have a professional grade 4X5 enlarger;  Go figure!
Not on the list but certainly accomplishments:
  • Congratulations to Bill M who won the Calendar Sweepstakes!
  • Calendar 2013 Completed and Distributed.
  • Christmas Road Trip producing tons of photography to share in the coming year
Upcoming for 2013 and Beyond:
  • Print, Print, Print in the Darkroom!
  • Build the UV Lightbox
  • Find those Africa and Norway Slides!
  • Play with More Caffenol
  • Test drive a Graflex Speed Graphic Camera.  Donald thinks he wants one and a friend has one that we can try.  Apparently alfred Steiglitz used a Graflex.
  • Still Planning (i.e. saving up) for the Mamiya 6X7 Panorama Camera.
And I received the perfect Christmas Gift for a Camera Nerd:

 Featuring the George Eastman House Collection

What are your Photo Resolutions for this Year?