Friday, June 30, 2017

At The Equinox Brewery

We continue our AARP Pub Crawl with the first Brewery We Visited:  Equinox

And the Main Bar and Taps:

And in the Brew House:

Below, off gassing the CO2 to avoid exploding kettles of beer......

And the very Green Equinox Keg Delivery System:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moving On.......Next Subject Please....Going to Scrumpy's

Somehow I missed actually posting Week #23 from the 52 Rolls Project.  Oh Well. So it's there now.  But We won't cry over spilled milk (or Cider as the case my be).  Yes Beer, and we view:

We have a very entertaining behind the scenes tour of several Tap rooms in Ft Collins, CO.  Scrumpy's was a lot of fun!  We've been to breweries before, but never a Cidery.

Co-founder Jennifer gave us a behind the scenes tour.  
Read more about the history of Summit and Scrumpy's.

I liked the squeegee broom propped agains the fermentation tank.

The Main Bar

Repurposed Church Pews.......

And an out of focus view of our sampler, which I kinda like.....

Thursday, June 22, 2017

More From HearseCon & Check out Week #23

Wrapping up Hearse Con this week on the 52 Rolls Project Week #23.
Link will not be active until Saturday (6/24).......

Above: Its all about the shoes and tatoos for many Hearse Girls.
Below:  An award winning Hearse. I'd tried to photograph details from this one, but as is the case with autofocus, it doesn't all ways focus on what you think is most important.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

52 Rolls Week #22: HearseCon 2017

More from HearseCon.  I'm posting the T-MAX photos here and Lomo Lady Grey 400 in the 52 Rolls Project for Weeks #22 & 23.  So you will have to visit both to see all the images.  In this posting we focus on various presentations of caskets, a favorite theme:

Above.  The Flash didn't go off so a blurred image, but it is kind of ghostly.

Below:  Example of alters to the dead.

Below: a Flag, the sponsoring business and a flaming devil casket.  
The Irony of what is America?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day @ HearseCon

And you say what IS HearseCon?  Click the link and see.  An unusual festival that we stumbled upon at another unusual festival a few years ago.

We'll Start with portraits, some intentional and some accidental:

And A Happy Father's day to Donald and all of you Guys out there following this Blog!
And to Our Fathers, some of whom have passed on.

W'ell move on the the weird stuff in the next post.

Friday, June 16, 2017

SFX-200 vs. T-MAX 400: Contrast Comparison

For both example the Top image is SFX-200 with IR 695 Filter and 43 mm lens. 
Bottom image is T-MAX 400 Orange Filter, 50 mm lens.

Above SFX-200 and Below T-MAX 400. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Perspectives on Buck Canyon

Buck Canyon at Canyonlands National Park.  Which do you prefer, Portrait or Landscape?

52 Rolls Week #21

Wrapping up the Moab Photo Symposium this week, and on 52 Rolls.  But I will be showing some experiments here  (example below) that are not posted on 52 Rolls.  Need to keep some variety, right?

So we'll start with a comprehensive wide to telephoto test at the Famous 'Balanced Rock' of Arches:

50 mm lens

80 mm lens (normal lens)

150 mm lens

210 mm lens
Featured on 52 Rolls

As I had mentioned before, I rarely carry the 210 with me.  But I think my work at the Symposium justifies carrying it, especially when I don't know how close I'll be able to get to the subject.

Monday, June 12, 2017

More Fun with IR Films...........

More fun with IR films coming soon.  This time with the Hoya R72 filter, 
which cuts out more of the visible light.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Infrared Change of Pace: Part II

More results from the Front Garden.  Here perhaps the best IR Effect:

The green foliage is clearly reflecting IR.  Again a 4 second exposure @ f/16.  Below, the Snowball Bush again with the same exposure:

And below, what the scanner saw:

I adjusted the levels in the scanner software.  Scanners can save many 
images that are unprintable by other means.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Infrared Change of Pace: Part I

We'll take a break from the Utah Desert and take a look at some recent Infrared Experiments.  This time with Rollei 400 IR Film:

Long exposures mean that there will be some motion, even with a slight wind.  I was using a B&W IR 695 filter.  But am starting to see some IR effects in the whitening of the green leaves.  Below Same exposure f/16 @ 4 seconds, but the wind had picked up during the exposure.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cropped in the Camera

For 52 Rolls, Week #18, I discussed cropping and showed a tree on the edge of a cliff.  On a later roll I found that I had actually cropped this scene in the camera using my 210 telephoto lens:

This compositions actually works much better than the other image.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Online: Lens Flares

It's been a wile since I posted comments related to an online article.......

So how do you feel about lens flares?  I never think about using a lens hood, so I get them sometimes.  I know that they can be' artistic, but I've never tried to work with that.  I usually get the annoying ones like below:

I thought this video was going to be silly and it was.  I've never thought of faking an effect like this using Photoshop.  But that just shows that I am film-centric........Let's try next time to use some of the techniques described more deliberately, and see what happens.........

Friday, June 2, 2017

52 Rolls Week #20

Here taking a new perspective by trying different telephoto ranges, 150 mm vs. 210 mm with the Mamiya 7:

Do you have a preference?  Be assured I will probably crop out the sky when I print these.

Check out the other shots from this location @ the 52 Rolls Site.