Friday, July 31, 2015

A Little Garlic

 And Yes, I grow Garlic in my Front Yard!

Now drying and ready to harvest.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Garden Flowers #2

Wide view of the Front Yard:

 And another angle:

For more detailed flowers look back at earlier garden images Made with Film:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

First Harvest from the Vegetable Garden

My first Harvest....3 Anaheim Peppers:

Also many green tomatoes starting to turn...........and several young egg plants.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sundays Online: Getting Ready for Holga Week!

My Holga is loaded and Ready to Go! Holga Week Starts tomorrow, July 20th. Check Out The Holga Week Website:

Most of my REcent Holga Photos were taken with the Holga Panorama Pinhole.  But here is a favorite Blast from the Past:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amache Water Tower Details

We spent quite a bit of time at the Water Tower reconstruction.  It was a well know landmark at the time of the Internment Camp:

A detailed view of the bolts and metal plates used to hold the timber frame together (above).  And below an original piece of the Water Tower showing the same construction features.

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Final Word on Things We Still Do Inspite of Technology

A different perspective on the Amache Water Towers

And A Final Word on Things we Still Do Inspite of Technology:

  • Painting (Landscapes, Portraits, whatever you fancy)
  • Ride Horses (I thought cars killed the Horse?)
  • Ride Bicycles (a technology that is well over 100 years old)
  • Land Line Phones (Even works when you electricity goes out)
  • Manual Typewriters (also work when you electricity goes out)
  • Cursive Writing; helps to wire your brain as you grow;  we won't know the consequences of giving this up for a while: I heard recently that Calligraphy was becoming popular.
  • Listen to LP Vinyl Records (Actually starting to make a come back)
  • Talk to Real People instead on living on Social Media (a viable tool for communication, but should not be your life)
  • Alternative Process Photography: Tintype, Daguerrotype, Van Dyke, Cyanotype, Salt Prints; Didn't film kill these?
  • Film Photography (And I'm OK if this is eventually classified as an Alternative Process; Happy to join them)
My point is We do these things because we enjoy them.  Not Because someone says that we have to have the latest gadget.  This is the point that Digital Photographers just don't get.  What is the Digital Fixation on eliminating Film?  Why do they care so much?  Maybe because deep down inside, they know that we are actually Having More FUN!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturdays Online: Why Film isn't Afraid of the Dark or Too Much Light Either!

I think Petpixel has made a lot of sense with this Article "Why Film Isn't Afraid of the Dark", so can we please put the Film vs Digital argument to rest!  If you are a real artist, Just do what you fell and leave the rest of us alone!

For some of my after Dark Photos on Film no less, CLICK HERE, and work you way backwards.

No lets move on.....Film isn't afraid of too much light either.  Especially B&W film.  The battery for the light meter on my otherwise totally manual camera died.  But I kept shooting anyway.  Over exposed but with an interesting Graininess that I like!  But I did not share these with my digital associates that were on the Field Trip, because I didn't think they would understand why the grain actually makes this scene better.  But I know that you film Types will get it:

Compare to Digital Towers, also overexposed, but not with the same appeal.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Online: Importance of Family History

I'm not looking too happy in this one.........But I do have a record of myself as an almost 2 year  old from Easter 1962.  The Annual Easter Photo on the Front Porch was one of our Family rituals.

Getting OUR stories told is important, especially in a time of mass shootings and church burnings going on in the Carolinas and Georgia.  And I remember the KKK rally held in may neighborhood around this time too!

So for the Day After the 4th of July we celebrate the arrival on line of a new African American Genealogy Resource.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Our Flag this July 4th, from the Brown Palace Atrium, Doors Open Denver 2015.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Adobe Barns at the O'Rourke Ranch

I know the image above doesn't look like a Barn, but it is the Horse Barn storage room.

And below, an Adobe Chicken Coop.