Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Online: Shackleton Photos Found!

100 year old negatives from Ernest Shackleton's Famous Endurance Voyage and Rescue have been carefully developed.

Please read the comments on this post site.  Can we please get over it digital people!  No matter how many times you back up your images or transfer them to new storage technologies, no one is going to find them 100 years later in a block of ice and be able to read those files.

And if you would just print those digital images, they'd stand a better chance of surviving! And may be even end up some where like: "Forgotten Old Photos"  for future generations to enjoy by accidental discovery.  No one is going to find your facebook page or photography blog anywhere 100 years from now.

And old Photo Prints are FUN!

Like my Mom's Graduation picture from Brooklyn Girl's High School, 1941.  
They give us a glimpse of our Family & History that we wouldn't have any other way. 

So Print your favorite images for the best chance at preservation (on real photographic paper please).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

How Do I Crop Thee?

Another from the Garden of Eden at Arches National Park:

I thought I was adding interest to the image by including the rocks.  However as seen below, the Rocks were a distraction:

A crop including the rocks brings home this point:

Not the greatest contrast, but I'm better able to fix that in the dark room.........I will have a print vs. negative scan comparison soon.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Decoration Day:

Were going "Old School" with the origins of Memorial Day:

Decoration Day was initiated by General John A. Logan, a leader and advocate for American Civil War Veterans.  Families honored their Fallen Veterans at the grave site by placing flowers, mementos and other decorations.  Often also picnicking and spending the day there.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturdays Online: The Depression Era in Color

The Denver Post Archives have shared these rare photos documenting the Depression Era Life in color from 1939-1943:

My forays into color are diminishing unless I can fild a film that I like.

But here a reminder of Color from Canyonlands National Park........

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Garden of Eden #1

From the Garden of Eden at Arches National Park, Utah.

If you look closely you can see a small figure in the lower right......Didn't feel like cropping out my husband.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Back to Photography: 11th Moab Photo Symposium

The was the Last Moab Photo  Symposium in it's current format.  Something new will return next year.  And there will probably be multiple workshops throughout the year.

From Hunter's Canyon, Near Moab, Utah

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Congratulations Manchester City: Premier League Champions!

Yes I am a fan of Premier League Football, and Manchester City is my Team!

And have a Happy Mother's Day too!  We are having quite a snow day here on the Front Range.......

Monday, May 5, 2014

Doors Open Denver: Last Stop at the Courhouse

But we couldn't go in because they refused to hand search my bag.  Didn't want me high speed film x-rayed to death.  So I just took a photo of the building across the street.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Doors Open Denver: Mountain State Bell #3

Old Board Room.
The executive suite was preserved with some of the offices now a museum.

Below:, Fireplace Detail:

 Room with A View:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

More Doors Open Denver: Mountain State Bell Office #2

I love these old Mailboxes.
Tried Warping the perspective, but gave up.
I now have the 80mm lens that I really needed for this day.