December 9, 2018

Looking Out Across the Rockies From Mt. Evans

Every year I make the journey to Mt. Evans (about an hour’s drive from my house) at least a couple of time. I wander around in the crisp air, it can be in the 90’s on the front range but you’ll want a light jacket in the mountains. The views are incredible

This image was shot on a slow speed film, Efke 50. I loved this film unfortunately it is no longer available, but when production stoped I bought everything I could find. I developed in my favorite developer, a staining developer Pyrocat HD in glycol. This developer gives the developed film  s color tint that enhances scanning. The scanned and post processed in Lightroom.

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November 13, 2018

Abandoned Stone Building

This image of an old stone structure was taken on the Island of Burray one of Scotland’s Orkney Island (they lay just off the northern coast). The image was taken with a 20mm wide angle lens on Kodak Tri-X Black & White film using an EI 400 and developed in a Rodinal 1+50 for 13 minutes. After development it was scanned  with a Microtek scanner at 3300 dpi and adjusted in Lightroom.

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September 21, 2018…Day 1839

 

Standing With Her Legs Crossed

I used a moderately slow shutter to give the image a little softness (as opposed to creating a blur indicating motion).

This is an analog image taken with a Fomapan 400 Black & White film. It was developed in HC 110 dilution H (1+63). I use this dilution because it thoroughly develops all the silver grains as well as reducing (almost to zero) the solvent effects of Sodium Sulfite. Dilution H is an unofficial dilution as are some others however dilution H has a reasonable development time whereas some of the higher dilutions have very long development times. One caveat with this and higher dilutions is that you must use at least 6ml of concentrate per roll of 36 (35mm) or 120 film.  

Two lights were used, one was placed on either side of the frame about even with the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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June 18, 2017

Reclining in the Desert

This image was taken on a Silvermax a medium speed (ISO 100) film that when developed in the developer designed for it(Silvermax Developer) gives an extremely broad dynamic range. The film was developed for 11 minutes with normal agitation (for me that’s initially 30 seconds then 3 inversions every 2 minutes)

This image was taken a few miles of south on Moab, UT a short distance from the road.

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June 14, 2018

Torso

The idea behind this image was to show some hardness (distinctive musculature) as well as some softness. I also carefully  balances negative space.

This image was taken with a homemade pinhole camera. This image was taken with a homemade pinhole cameraThis image was taken on 120 film Iso 100 film using an IE of 100 and developed in coffee (Cafernol) for 15 minutes.

One light were used, and it was placed to the left of the frame. The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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May 16, 2018…Day 1712

Dancing in the Dark

 

This image was shot on ISO 400 (Tri=X) using an EI of 800. The film was and developed in a compensating developer (Rodinal) to help with a very high contrast situation,

One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and slightly to the side of the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped Lightroom’.

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April 30, 2018

Pinhole Nude on a Box

I wanted to create an image of a compressed nude in order to have many of the natural lines of the model crisscross.

This was shot with a medium speed film (Superpan 200) and shot with an EI of 400. The film was developed in a compensating developer (Rodinal) diluted to 1+50 and developed for 18.5 minutes. I agitated for30 seconds initially then three inversions every minute. The image was taken with a 20mm lens so the image was extremely small compared to size of the film, I did this to exaggerate the natural grain of the film..

One light was used, it was placed to the right of the frame and slightly to the side of the model.

The contrast and exposure was adjusted and the image was cropped using Lightroom.

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I’ve been asked by several models recently if I would consider shooting with them? Yes, I would love the opportunity.

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