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New West Fest

For the past 10 years now the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has sponsored, in conjunction with Bohemian Nights Music, the New West Fest; essentially a birthday party for the city and fall jamboree for Northern Colorado, focusing heavily on live music. The scale of the event is difficult to grasp. The city blocks off […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|F6, Festival and Events, Film Photography|Comments Off

Walking in Memphis

Memphis has been the subject of many a discussion between my son and I for a few years now. We love road trips and just being in the car together, so when ever we’re hunting for a just barely out of reach, crazy destination to spontaneously shoot off to in the middle of the […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Kodachrome

I’ve been going through some old images for re-scan and really missing Kodachrome lately. I’ve also noticed how many more vertical images I made before the computer became the standard for viewing. Vertical images were desirable for publication covers. With 35mm film and a good reproduction they were the norm. These days, with the […]

By |July 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Happy Fourth of July

 

In years past my eyes have been focused upward, searching the skies above for the real Fourth of July photograph. This year I chose instead to focus on what’s right in front of me. Attending the Allenspark Fourth of July parade has become an annual event. Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, tucked safely […]

By |July 9th, 2014|F6, Film Photography, General Information|Comments Off

Hope, Boundaries and Good Intuition

I’ve devoted considerable thought over the past few years as to why we as people make photographs and frankly have come up blank. I don’t think I could explain to someone why I make photographs other than the simple truth; it pleases me to do so. It’s fun to read the plethora of great essays […]

By |July 7th, 2014|F6, Film Photography, General Information|Comments Off

Fear and Loathing in Bushnell, Nebraska

Pine (Bluffs), Wyoming lay at the extreme south-eastern corner of the state, a stone’s throw from Nebraska along the Old Lincoln Highway and I-80. My visit to Pine was late in the year with my dog Henry. Over the course of several months we’d seen Henry begin to slow and knew he’d begun his journey […]

By |July 4th, 2014|4042n, Film Photography|Comments Off

Little Snake River Valley

The Little Snake River Valley sits along the Colorado/Wyoming state line and follows the Little Snake River as it tumbles out of the western flank of Colorado's Park Range. The Little Snake is a tributary of the larger Yampa River, meandering westward in and out of Colorado and Wyoming then gradually makes its way south west to hook up with the Yampa west of Maybell and very close to Dinosaur National Park. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the state and home to several enormous ranches, Little Snake country is pure Colorado and way, way off the beaten path.

By |June 29th, 2014|4042n, F6, Film Photography|Comments Off

Opening Post

Blue Hour, Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, northern Larimer County, Colorado (2012)

It’s very difficult to write well about an image. The power of the image is how it employs imagination; its ability to transport the viewer to a unique place or moment in time that – for all intents and purposes – is the sum […]

By |June 28th, 2014|4042n, General Information|Comments Off

Portra Color Negative (C-41) Scanning Workflow

Gypsy Alley, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2013). Kodak Portra 400

One of the greatest things about being a film photographer these days is the ability to create images both on film, then scan that film into the computer and have both analog and a digital versions of the image: a hybrid work flow it’s sometimes […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Film Photography|Comments Off

Yesterday in Grover, Colorado

I’ve been wanting to visit Grover since discovering the small, prairie town hiding on a map a few months ago. Located in Eastern Colorado’s Weld County, Grover sits quietly off the more heavily traveled – but still inconspicuous – State Highway 14. If you find yourself in Grover it’s because you’ve chosen to be […]

By |June 28th, 2013|4042n|Comments Off