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Those shades of blue

Those shades of blue

I finally got organized enough to send a box of Kodak Ektar 4×5 sheets to Citizen’s Photo in Portland and was rewarded with a very quick turnaround and some lovely new images. Here is one of the first scans I made of the blue, blue skies at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just south of Seattle. … Continue reading

Success! IR Pinhole Improvement

Success! IR Pinhole Improvement

If you’ve been following my blog then you’ve probably wondered – where the heck did she go? Apologies. I’m doing my best to get back on track. Here’s an IR pinhole sheet from my trip to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge a few weeks ago. My first few sheets were awful and plagued with sun flares. … Continue reading

Update: Some infrared 4×5 improvements

Update: Some infrared 4×5 improvements

After my first attempt at 4×5 infrared pinhole shots I made a few changes. I removed then re-glued the filter mount in the camera, making sure to keep the glue on the outside of the filter so it laid flat against the wood. The glue was causing some issues with light leaks and strange light … Continue reading

That Hawaiian Sun

That Hawaiian Sun

My friend Jeff went to Portland for a week and dropped off my Ektar 4×5 at Citizens Photo. This was taken with my Bob Rigby 4×5 during my trip home to Honolulu during Christmas. Luckily we are having sunny weather in Seattle and based on this first box of Ektar 4×5 I’ll be shooting more … Continue reading

First attempts at pinhole portraits

First attempts at pinhole portraits

I’ve been following a few Facebook groups focused on Pictoralism, the photographic movement from the 1880′s until the 1930′s and especially enjoy the early work of Imogen Cunningham. Imogen was born in 1883 in Portland, Oregon and grew up right here in Seattle, Washington. One of my favorite Imogen Cunningham images is Veiled Woman. I … Continue reading

To crop or not to crop?

To crop or not to crop?

I took this picture on the fourth floor of the Seattle Public Library, the blood red floor, and wanted to play with the geometry of the grids and the reflection on the floor. Two of my photos were underexposed but I like the look of this picture: This is a scan of the full 4×5 … Continue reading

Birthdays and the road ahead

Birthdays and the road ahead

SCD66U6VMA8M It’s my birthday today and I’m recalling these words by Winston Churchill from my challenging, but ultimately rewarding, Comparative Politics class: “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of … Continue reading