Wednesday, March 30, 2016

52 Rolls Week #12

Starting the Gardening Odyssey..........between all the Spring Snow Storms , my early bloomers have taken a beating:

My poor forsythias were fooled by the warm January and bloomed a month early.  
Then the snows came as usual.

The Tulips  (below) will fair better....not yet setting buds.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Snow Tracks.......

Hard to photograph before the snow has been walked you might as well work with it.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Winter Hardy

More Snow Expected for Easter........

I have several lovely winter hardy cacti in my front yard........I'd love to see this Agave bloom, but I'm afraid not in my lifetime.....

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

Spending some time in Reflection.......

From the Tuscon Mission

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 2016 Blizzard....some Early Shots

With Chain Laws being enforced in the metro area I'm not going out anytime soon.  That almost never happens......

What I could see from our light well as I can down the stairs......

Took a few quick Cell Phone Pix from the safety of my front door:

Covered my blooming daffodils last night....good thinking!

And yes I did step outside in my jammies to get the photos......

52 Rolls Week 11: Film Delayed , But not denied!

Read more details HERE.  And below our Featured Photo for Week #11:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Garden Prep

The Gardening Preparation area is snowbound.......I've already planted lettuce in my little shaded habitats.  I'll have to see if they have sprouted.....hopefully not!

These shots of the Feb snowpocalypse were taken as a camera and lens test for our newly acquired 'back-up' Mamyia-6 and 75mm lens.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sundays Online: Save your Camera First!

Always have your priorities in order;  save the camera first.  READ MORE HERE.

No mud here, just snow as we had another storm last night.  Truthfully, though, the images we will see this coming week are from the real 'snowpocalypse' in early February.  March was a dry month until Thursday night.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Almost Lost and Found: Scenes from Buffalo Pass

First two different exposures of the same scene:

 Of course, BAAAD ME, I did not write down the exposure info.  But I did record the camera that I used and the film type (T-Max 100), so I can guess that the one above was taken on the metered values and the one below overexposed 1-2 stops.  Probably both at f/8  with my Tamron Zoom Lens on the Minolta SRT-202.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

52 Rolls Week #10

A bit of an off week, as nothing really turned out well.  I guess after much success I had to hit a dry spell.  But here is what I salvaged:

Driving to Boulder.  Provia 400, a bit over exposed.  I'll be changing to ISO 100 color films for our bright spring and summer sun.

Another shot at the Flatirons Panorama.  This time 2 mages (last week was a photomerge of 4 images).  I'll still be working on getting unique perspectives on the Flatirons for the 52 Rolls Project.  But for now I am done with the panorama attempts.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Almost Lost and Found: Grizzly Creek Ranger Station

On the east side of Buffalo Pass is a restored Ranger Station, that you can rent as lodging:

Complete with all of the amenities: Like Outdoor Plumbing!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sundays Online: From the Pages of Almost Lost and Found

I was looking through some old images and found a group from 2011 that I had never posted.  Well, with one exception:

 I had posted this one as part of an End of Year Update......But the rest I could find no where.  So I'll be posting the series of "Almost Lost" images from Buffalo Pass over the next few days.

For our Online News:  A look at the first and last photos taken on the surface of the Moon by Humans.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

52 Rolls Week 9: A Little Photoshop Fun!

For this week a Little Photoshop fun with PhotoMerge. First the Final Product, a view of the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado:

Now the original cropped image, which shows a shaded artifact of the Holga vignetting:

Below, the original merged image:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Your Best Camera........

Your Best Camera is the one you have with you!  Never more true than Sunday morning.  I saw a cloud formation I've been waiting almost 10 years to photograph:

Technically called The Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability is a cloud type formed by wind shear and common in mountainous regions.

My "Best Camera"  was my Android Phone.  So I pulled into a parking lot and took the picture.  About a minute later is was gone....... Below the original pre-cropped image:

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturdays Online: Nuclear Tests Recorded on Film.........

It's been a while since I have posted online news.  I've been absorbed with the 52 Rolls Project, as you have seen the regular Wednesday updates.  But I am shooting other cameras too.

From a recent walk near home:  "A Trail In Winter"

What does this have to do with Nuclear Tests?  Not much, but I always try to post a photo with my online news.

So here's the link explaining How Kodak Knew about Nuclear Testing before the Public did!  Film can teach us so much!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016