Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ancient Film

I scored a major find last month, of about 100 rolls of expired film in both 35mm and 120 format. Ever since I shot my Savannah Monitor some years ago with expired film, I've been in love the unpredictable nature of it. So you can only imagine how happy I was to get my paws on this much.
Took a roll of ISO 200 film out in my Nikon F3HP to a local marina and shot away. Check out the grain on this image. More like ISO 3200. That's what I love about expired film, you never quite know what you are going to get from it.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Camping

So I decided that since the last time I had been camping was in the early 90s, that I was overdue for another round of self-inflicted pain. Grabbing a spot, I pre-registered on a Monday, for the following weekend. 
So to punish my mis-placed optimism, it rained non-stop the entire week, stopping only enough to get this picture, and set up tent. After that, it poured, and in some places, hailed.
I was wet, and cold, and didn't sleep well because the wildlife woke up at 4.00am and started singing.
I'm ready to do it again!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bringing Out The Best

Same white flowers, adjusted in post to bring out the browns. I think the spots really add something to the image, in the prior shot of the single flower, you could just make out some pale yellow dots, but here the flowers really stand out.

Isolation or Purity?

White. A symbol of purity, both in body, and spirit. Singular, a sense of isolation, or completion?
Again, not sure what the flower is, but I have a huge clump of them and isolating one was difficult.

Man's Duality

Good. Evil. Light. Darkness. Two sides of the same coin? Perhaps, perhaps not. But overwrought prose aside, here are two of the same (I think) purple flowers. I like how they are slightly facing away from each other, as if they were lovers having a disagreement.

In Full Bloom

Yes, I've been remiss in my photographic duties. Not only have I not done any concert work lately (on account of the main heavy metal venue shutting down) but I've done little else as well. Blame it on job hunting (got a new job, much better place, more money, nicer people, better benefits, etc etc etc) and recovering from a flu.
But excuses are not images and so on this sunny warm weekend, I have re-acquainted myself with my camera (Nikon D2x) a Macro lens (50mm dedicated) and the local flowers in my backyard.

Here is a trinity of....well purple flowers. The amount of knowledge I have on plants would fit inside a thimble, and have room to spare for your thumb. So, it's a purple trinity of flowers.

Friday, March 28, 2014

All Hail The Freaks

Gone, but never forgotten.
Go Dave, hit the stars, break the mold.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winter Begone

The weather has struggled towards Spring with the utmost lethargy. We will have a day of Spring-like weather, followed by rain and then snow. Now snow that will make a Winter Wonderland, but the snow mixed with a crust of ice that turns everything dull. In short, not the weather for inspiring photography.
So instead, I will leave you with a quote, spoken about America in the 40s.

“Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion.

Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.”

I'd say we've reach this point.
Now, what are we going to do about it?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Trying my Hand

At a bit of portraiture. This is Monica, a young singer who needed some shots for her accounts. I had hoped to take these indoors at the Main Street Station, but those plans fell through and we took them outside instead.
They were in colour, but converted to B/W for more impact.
Nikon D2x, 50mm 1.8 lens.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Foggy Day

Ok, I've been experiencing issues today creating posts, either Chrome or BlogSpot is being dumb and eating my posts. Long story short: No Gwar shots, venue were being jerks. Had a warm weekend so heavy fog, here are the results.