Monday, September 30, 2013

Point Pleasant, Ohio: Birthplace of U.S. Grant......

On many drives up river as a child, we passed through Point Pleasant, but never stopped.  This time we did:

With Donald in the background.....

Grant 'Cabin', with Mom for scale.....quite a comfortable home for the 1820's.

Grant's Parents were renting the cottage....the landlords lived next door in a larger house.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Journey Home: Drive up the Ohio River

On my last trip home this summer, I made it a point to drive up river.  Hadn't been there is a long time.......

Ohio River near Point Pleasant

Friday, September 27, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Looking Forward to Fall: More SFX-200

Preparing for Fall, let's look back at some images from last Fall made with SFX-200 Film:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome New Blogger Friends.......

We've passed 90 now waiting for the Century Mark.........An image made with Ilford SFX-200 Infrared Sensitive film.  Love the film although I strangely haven't used it much.  More SFX-200 images here.

As always our special Black & white posting to welcome our most recent new followers.......A quieter time from the High Country, Pre-Flood.  This area at Brainard Lake not readily accessible for now.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday's Online: "Long Live Film" - Trailer

So Why didn't anyone interview Me?  Of course I'm not famous, so I guess that's why not.
Seems like Kodak is trying to promote film in spite of itself.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Denver in the Dark........

Denver in the Dark, explores Night-time Urban Photography with Christopher James.....

I first took this work shop in 2009, then called "Urban Disturbance".  Tonight and tomorrow night we'll be out and about Denver in the Dark.......Below a reprise posting of one of photos from the previous workshop:

Church of the Holy Ghost, Downtown Denver........

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Autumn the High Country

 From our visit to Jones' Pass last fall:

Here you see a view of the new molybdenum mine (underground, buildings in the lower left corner), and the original open pit mine cut into the mountains above.  For more on the mining history click here:

You may have heard about the extensive flooding in my area.  I obeyed the law enforcement request to stay home and out of the way of first responders, so no dramatic images here..........but if you want to see more about what's going on check the photo gallery here, and videos here.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday's Online: Some Good Film Updates

Not the usual doom and gloom.....Today a few Positive Film Updates:

  • Kodak emerges from bankruptcy and decide to continue manufacturing Motion Picture Film....

  •  ENC-II Film making a comeback?  This time with 'safe' C-41 processing?  I've bought a roll and will report back soon.....

ENC-II flashback to the 1990's:

(Fuzzy focus is the fault of the photographer, not the film)

  •  Ilford opens a California Film and Print Processing Lab:

I will report back to you shortly on the Ilford film processing after my workshop next weekend.  More on the workshop too later........

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sundays Overseas: Origin of the Falls

So why does the Zambesi River 'Fall' into such a deep, narrow crack in the Earth?

Well it literally IS falling into a crack in the 180 million year old basalts that cover the area.  Part of the East Africa Rift System.  As these basalts cooled they formed cracks or fissures.  These weak zones are preferentially eroded to form the Falls.  This is the most recent of perhaps 5 earlier water falls that have formed in the area, having an estimated age of about 100,000 years.