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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 [...]

Olympic National Park, Washington

By |May 24th, 2016|Believeinfilm, Destinations, Environmental, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Olympic National Park, Pacific Northwest, Uncategorized|

HOH Rainforest Tryptich no.1 Blue Hour, Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington Kalaloch, Olympic Peninsula, Washington Hall of Mosses, Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington Marymere Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, Washington Blue Hour, Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington  

Blue Hour, Medicine Bow, Wyoming

By |April 23rd, 2016|Believeinfilm, Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Road Trippin'|

I wonder how many things we intently search for, training every last bit of energy focusing our gaze - only to be met with darkness. Then I think about the times peripheral vision catches a glimpse of something unintended, and off we go alit, into the beautiful, dim blue. "...the present is the most difficult period to apprehend; only with distance does the value of certain forms of photography and photo objects become clear." - Joel Smith, curator of photography at the Morgan Library & Museum,

Random•osity

By |April 13th, 2016|black and white film, Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, random•osity, Uncategorized, while you were there...|

Frozen hydraulic hoses on logging truck after snow storm, Fort Collins, Colorado (2016) PUMPER 3, New Raymer, Colorado (2016) Heat shields from nose cone of space shuttle Atlantis, Cape Canaveral, Florida (2015) South Delaney Lake, North Park, Colorado (2015) ELEVATION 7,360 FT. Granite, Wyoming (2015) Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado Church, Briggsdale, Colorado (2016) Bank, North Omaha, Nebraska (2016) [...]

Medicine Bow, Wyoming

By |March 28th, 2016|4042n, black and white film, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Natural History, Old School, Road Trippin'|

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.

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Santa Fe reprise

By |January 3rd, 2016|black and white film, Destinations, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Old School, Road Trippin'|

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, no.1

By |September 4th, 2015|Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Natural History, Old School, Road Trippin', while you were there...|

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)

The 440

By |July 11th, 2015|4042n, Destinations, F6, Film Photography, Geographic Interest, Road Trippin'|

A few weeks ago I needed to get out - as in far away from the computer - in a big way. The weather wasn't good along the Front Range and checking the iPhone confirmed pretty much any place within easy driving distance was experiencing the same. It looked like the only thing to do was out drive the front. I fueled up, stopped for the requisite Americano and headed into the rain not knowing [...]

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