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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, Believeinfilm, black and white film, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Road Trippin', 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. Wyoming's [...]

Dark Skies in New Mexico

By |February 8th, 2017|American Southwest, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Medium Format, New Mexico, Road Trippin'|

Looks like I'm going to have another go at the Bisti this weekend. It'll be the first real road trip of 2017 and I'm excited. After recently getting the 645 dialed in I'm feeling ready for whatever happens. Dark Sky is a great weather app for the iPhone. At first glance it's simple, easy to use and understand. But there's a lot more power under the hood, like the satellite tracking map at far right. [...]

F

By |January 18th, 2017|Believeinfilm, Film Photography, Nikon, Old School, Philosophy, Product Reviews|

The Nikon F with FTn finder and 50mm lens. Admiring the F again tonight; its simplicity, elegance, small footprint, lack of any type of power what so ever required to operate. All mechanical, no electronics. What a thing of beauty. Who would have thought in 1959 something was being released into the world that would have such a long lasting impact - not just on the art form of photography, but the world. [...]

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 [...]

Southwest Color

By |December 6th, 2016|American Southwest, Believeinfilm, Colorado, Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Mesa Verde, New Mexico, Road Trippin'|

A moonless, cold night in early October proved an excellent time to hunt for the Milky Way in southwestern skies. Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, San Juan County, New Mexico (2016). Last light overlooking Cortez and the San Juan range from Geologic Overlook, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado (2016). Southern morning vista with Monument Valley in the distance, Valley of the Gods National Monument, Southern Utah (2016) First light in Alamo Wash, [...]

2016 Autumn Walkabout: Monument Valley, Utah

By |October 10th, 2016|American Southwest, Believeinfilm, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Golden Circle, Monument Valley, Road Trippin'|

We've just returned from the annual fall walkabout, this time to the American Southwest in search of perfect light. We found it in Monument Valley, Utah one morning. This first of a series of entries won't be a linear description of the trip, but instead snippets surrounding given images, memories or thoughts. Milky Way, Artist's Point, Monument Valley, Utah. The park doesn't open until 7am, but we were able to get in earlier and set [...]

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 [...]

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