Wednesday, August 31, 2016

52 Rolls: Week #33

Continuing with the Snowy Range Theme, this week I've posted a color film comparison for the 52 Rolls Project.  It's been a while since we've had a film comparison:  Fuji Velvia 50 (E-6) versus Kodak Portra 160 (C-41), Mirror Lake and the Snowy Range:

Hopefully I don't need to tell you which is which.  Velvia 50 above, with the typical Transparency film bluer than blue sky. below, just a little too much cyan for me in the Portra 160 sky.  But that is also typical of C-41 films.

Here the same view, taken minutes apart as I had just changed film............This sun angle make the Portra sky more tolerable for me.......But I still prefer the true blue.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cropping Take 2?

Haven't cropped this one yet.  And maybe it doesn't need it:

Portrait view rather than landscape.  I was waiting for the couple to leave (and they eventually did for yesterdays posted shot).  But I think they actually add some interest to the image.  And add some scale.  This shows 'cropping in the camera' to good effect.  this vertical shot eliminates many of the problems of yesterday's photo.  But I do have the bridge post in the lower right.  So let's get rid f that.  See below:

Also some vignetting from the filter......I'll need to get a thinner profile warming filer for the 43mm lens.  But if I cropped that here, I'd lose my best cloud features.  So for a print, I'd remove the vignettes with Photoshop.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Best Crop?

My husband thought this would make an interesting color photo with  the flowers and the stream:

 Lake Marie  & Snowy Range, Wyoming.

But there's a lot going on here and it needs a crop.  Below are two takes on cropping this Image:

Crop 1 keeps the stream and flowers; eliminates the tripod and asphalt.

Crop 2, eliminates the stream because I didn't get the satin effect I wanted (exposure too short), but here the asphalt path is distracting.

Which would you vote for?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturdays Online: Gadgets don't make it better.......Even when they are Hipster!

You can be a professional (or get professional results) with a Holga if you are really good!  But the trend today is that vintage photographic methods are hipster:

I wish I could still get Polaroid Roll film for my Father's Camera......
I would still only have photos like these, and it would not make me famous.  But vintage family photos have given me many fond memories:

The upside of all this is that Film is now holding its own and even making somewhat of a comeback.

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Striking Cloud for Friday.......

Seen on our recent trip to Wyoming........

We'll spend the next week looking at more Wyoming Photos.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

52 Rolls Week 32: Loveland Pass

Holga goes over Loveland Pass for 52 Rolls this week.  US Highway 6, with A-Basin Ski slopes in the background to the right.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturdays Online: Boreas Pass Railroad Day

Revisited Como, Colorado this weekend for the Boreas Pass Railroad Day.  These images from the Holga taken a couple of weeks ago.....

Restored Depot @ Como Colorado

 Railroad Crossing with a stormy South Park in the background.

More coming soon from the Mamiya 7, my camera of choice this weekend.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy World Photo Day!

Couldn't miss out on a post today.  So I'm combining old and new techniques here.  Photomerge of 3-Mamiya 7 images from Wyoming's Snowy Range:

From Mirror Lake.............More later as we will do a film comparison here and look at some B&W images too.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mondays Online: Film Makes a Comeback!

HA HA you naysayers!  Film's decline has ended.  Have My Prayers have been answered?

Too bad I've lost all my favorite transparency films.....maybe some will make a return from the dead.  But at least we've reached a stable point.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturdays Online.......Great Product, Bad Management

I report the unfortunate demise of a great camera backpack, the F-Stop.  Taken down, not by poor quality, but by poor management.

I liked my Guru (above) so much that we now have 3 F-Stop bags in our family.  
But no more....Sad....very sad.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

52 Rolls Week #30

A trip to Guanella Pass:

And  little fun with Photomerge of two images to make the panorama.  See the rest of the 52 Rolls post here.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Montana Workshop Wrap Up

Wrapping up the posts from our Montana B&W Workshop:

You'll probably see this Barn again, as I like to post Flags on National Holidays.  But I didn't want to wait on this one.  The Barn at Photographers Formulary.

Old Church Building?  From Virginia City, Montana.  The only image I made there.  I think I was just tired and burned out.  Donald made more photos, but hasn't posted them yet.....

And on the way home, the Tetons from Togwotee Pass, Wyoming.  We hope to return next year.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lake Holland

We spent a couple of evenings at Lake Holland.  Here a few scenes from one of the rolls:

Below, from a different roll and a bit "overcooked".  But still interesting:

Monday, August 1, 2016

In the Trees........

I wasn't finding the fog at Van Lake very inspiring.......But I do like trees.  So I turned the camera around and looked at the Forest:

Two slightly different perspectives on the same stand of trees.