Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy Saturday!

Took a week off from the hectic 'business' of posting on two blogs.  All of these images will be cross posted with the 52 Rolls Project, so there is no link to that page.

Starting now with the Results of our Montana Workshop, with a little sunrise fog at Van Lake:

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Holga Week: Wrap Up

A Final Holga Scene.  This one a Photomerge of two images for a Panorama of the Flat Irons:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Holga Week: Special Effects Lenses

 I've had the Holga Special Effects Lenses for years but never used them.  So for the 52 Rolls Project I finally tried them out:

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Holga Week Teaser

Hope You are getting ready.....I'm posting a Best Of 52 Rolls Holga for "Holga Week 2016":

Let's start with a 'teaser' Holga Pinhole from Worldwide Pinhole Day 2016:

Hope you are getting ready.......I'll try to take some make some new images also this week........ Holga Week Starting Tomorrow!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Garnet, Montana: Mining Flotsam & Jetsam

Wrapping up our B&W visit to Garnet Montana with odds and ends that I'l calling "Flotsam & Jetsam".

We start with the Garnet Saloon....not much to see inside, but a nice facade:

 Above: an assortment of miner's cabins, which typically only lasted ~5-10 years because they were built without foundations. and Below:  I especially liked the tool marks left by the axe on these rough hewn logs.

Typical Mining Flotsam scattered around the town

And yes, a fire hydrant, because many ghost towns have fallen victim to fires.  Some building at Garnet too.  But planning ahead, installing a fire hydrant and well insures preservation.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

52 Rolls Week #27: Revisiting Alternative Processes

Sharing the results of a Recent Salt Printing Workshop for 52 Rolls Week #27:

Click on the link above for a synopsis of the process.  And Read more about Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of negative-based photography.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Garnet Hotel

Back to images made on our Journey through Montana.  We now visit the Garnet Hotel.  A really substantial building for a mining town, and an indicator of Prosperity:

Above:  main entrance and stairs.  In all my B&W (5 rolls total) I did not make an image of the Hotel Facade.  But I had taken a color 35mm the day before:

Inside, the Dining Room stove for warmth:

Below:  another view of the Dining Room:

Above:  The Hotel Kitchen

Here, two views of typical Guest Rooms.

Miners that didn't have their own cabins could stay in Attic Quarters at the Hotel.  The outlines on the floor show the extent of each miner's 'cubicle'.  There were originally walls separating their spaces.

Above, a private room in the Attic Space.

Detail of Attic Window.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

52 Rolls Week #26: Odds and Ends around the house.

Wrapping up my experience with color film on this project.  I have no idea why, but its not winding properly in any of the Holgas.  This results in light leaks when I remove the film from the camera. o such problem with B&W film.  So if you have any suggestions let me know.

We'll take a first look at my Yucca Baccata, that finally bloomed this year (it's ~ 10 years old now):

Monday, July 4, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Garnet General Store

As  promised I'm finally getting around to the postings from Garnet, MT.  As wsome of you may remember, I am a bib tennis fan and tend to go off the blogging rails during grand slam events.  Right now It's Wimbledon.

But I do have my photo-blogging to maintain as well...........

And let's take a peak inside:

Sales Counter

Postal Sorting Station

Backpack frame for carrying gear

Wood burning stove for winter comfort

And I loved the textures in the wood plank walls