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, 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 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 [...]
Sometimes when visiting a new place surrounded by such emptiness there's a mild reservation about leaving the imagined security of whatever semblance of civilization there is - and striking alone into the void. With minimal maps and no idea what really lay out there I check the fuel gauge and tires, listen to the car carefully for any indication of malfunction and make sure a little food and water are close at hand.
Rio Grande Gorge, Taos County, New Mexico (2015) Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico (2014) Truchas, New Mexico (2015) Truchas, New Mexico (2015) Truchas, New Mexico (2013) Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico (20150 Chimayo, New Mexico (2013) Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2015) Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico (2015) Chamisal, New Mexico (2014) [...]
Old Lincoln Highway, outside Sterling, Illinois (2015) Morrison, Illinois, along U.S. Highway 30 (2015) TRENDY, U.S. Highway 30, Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) Old Lincoln Highway, outside Rock Falls, Illinois (2015) HOTPOINT, Morrison, Illinois (2015) Off U.S. Highway 30, Mechanicsville, Iowa (2015)