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South Saint Vrain, Colorado

By |June 27th, 2019|black and white film, Colorado, F6, Film Photography, Rocky Mountain West, The F6 Project|

Why do we need to say something - anything - about our images? A few weeks ago I was in Chicago looking at a display of student work at Moody Bible Institute. There were two different exhibitions: one with very nice photographs, printed on canvas and beautifully displayed. The other area featured a series of page layouts, combining words and text, printed, laminated to foam core and nicely presented, complete with registration marks from the [...]

New Mexico 2018 (a non-linear creative pick me up)

By |November 5th, 2018|Art, black and white film, New Mexico, Photography|

Santa Fe and northern New Mexico are epicenters of creative thought. There’s no doubt the 5 years we spent living there helped shape my creative thinking. Though Colorado is now home, we return each year to the Land of Enchantment and “The City Different” for a creative pick me up.

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Great Light is Great Light (you know it when you see it).

By |April 9th, 2018|Believeinfilm, black and white film, Boulder, Colorado, Film Photography, Medium Format|

because this is, after all, a journal... (I don't know why the image above is cropped like that... kinda drives me nuts. Below is what it should look like). Eldorado Springs, Boulder County, Colorado Saturday - out driving around literally all day, looking for a photograph. I went to Denver to pick up some more Delta 100 at Denver Pro Photo. Leroy said he'd hold a 10-pack for me earlier in the week [...]

Beach One-Klaloch

By |October 27th, 2017|Believeinfilm, black and white film, Film Photography, Medium Format, Pacific Northwest, Washington|

The last day in Forks was spent around Klaloch's Beach One. After checking out of the Town Motel I headed south on the 101 for one last look at the coast. I was to head inland later this day and though I'd still see the water - it wouldn't be the coast of the North Pacific. I wanted to say goodbye. Looking for nothing specific and driving slowly, the large burls on Beach One's Sitka [...]

OLYMPIC 2017

By |October 23rd, 2017|black and white film, Destinations, Environmental, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Hoh Rainforest, Medium Format, New Halem, Olympic National Park, Pacific Northwest, Philosophy, Road Trippin', Twisp, Washington|

For many years I've had a fascination with the Pacific Northwest, and more specifically, Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. A massive colony of life is represented in this scene of mosses and epiphytes (plants growing on other plants without harming the host) clinging to a giant Sitka Spruce in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington (2017). One early memory comes from a American Wilderness TIME-LIFE series book given to me one Christmas about [...]

Covering Country: 4042N, Year 8

By |March 28th, 2017|4042n, black and white film, Film Photography, Wyoming|

I realized something of great importance this past Saturday while traveling Iron Mountain Road in Wyoming: I love Wyoming. I love it the way you love something you didn't realize you loved at first. The way some things kinda sneak up on you when you're not looking then bam - there they are and you wonder how long this has been going on. I love Colorado too, but Colorado's easy to love - everyone loves Colorado. [...]

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Winter Grasses and Snow, RMNP, Colorado

By |January 16th, 2017|Believeinfilm, black and white film, Colorado, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Old School, Rocky Mountain National Park|

Winter Grasses and Snow, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Nikon F2S, Ilford Delta 100. Winter is one of Colorado's unique charms. One day we'll be -15°, a few days later we'll be in the mid-to-low 60's. January can be a pretty dreary time, especially just after the holidays. Back to work we go, after what was hopefully a restful - but more likely a stressful - holiday season. Summoning the energy to get [...]

Chicago Lakes, Mount Evans, Colorado

By |September 18th, 2016|Believeinfilm, black and white film, Colorado, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Old School, panorama|

Chicago Lakes from Summit Lake Overlook, Mount Evans, Colorado (2016). To view image as large as possible please click and you'll be directed to the gallery containing it. One of the commonly cited demerits of 35mm film is its lack of resolution when you want to print really big. It's true. This is a physical limitation; a wall unclimbable by any camera or any lens combination. Leica, Nikon, Canon, Zeiss... it matters not. A frame of [...]

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

By |August 3rd, 2016|4042n, Believeinfilm, black and white film, Colorado, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Gore Range, Medicine Bow Range, Medium Format, Mummy Range, Road Trippin', Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road|

I have had the privilege of living in Colorado since 1981 when I moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. Having moved from Illinois, I'd literally do anything to get into the mountains. At first a poor college student with no car, I once borrowed a friend's bike - two sizes too large - to pedal up Thompson Canyon from Fort Collins, backpack with ice axe and all. I remember a sleek, streamlined peloton of [...]

Elk Mountain, Wyoming

By |June 1st, 2016|4042n, Believeinfilm, black and white film, Destinations, Environmental, Film Photography, Medium Format, Natural History, Road Trippin', Uncategorized, Wyoming|

South Brush Creek, Snowy Range, Wyoming At first it looked like a brownish, furry lump in the middle of WYO 320. The wind blew and late morning sun peeked in and out of an active sky. Through a dirty windshield it was tough to make out. As the car rolled closer the profile of a small head emerged from the fur, then turned a few times trying to get her bearings then let out a [...]

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