Sometimes you see an image, and know that it has to be captured, even if an unconventional subject.
Which Crop do You Prefer?
I think what I really like is the water fountain. So maybe I’ll try a closer crop?
After discussing the “Contest Trap” in previous posts….. of course I have just entered another contest for the Denver Architecture Foundation, sponsors of Doors Open Denver. My interests in the contest was two-fold: I’m a member of DAF and the co-sponsor Colorado Photographic Arts Center (aka CPAC, and unfortunate acronym): I love photographing Architecture…….Also it was open to any architecture within the Denver City limits, no stated time limit. So although the Clock Tower was taken at a DAF Open House, none of the images are from the actual Doors Open Denver Event.
I tried to avoid cliched images….Did I Succeed?
My Expectation is that I will again fall into the “Special Merit Category” which means, OK but not our style……..
Details from the Pressed Tin Ceiling Tiles and Moldings
So here we go. I’ve decided to re-publish my Emulsive Articles here, after my submission that will post for Halloween disappeared into the ether of the internet. I explained my position and recommendations on the subject here. All re-publishings will be marked as “Alternate”.
5 Frames of T-Max 400, Exposed @ ISO 200 (6X7 120 Format) by Kathleen Johnson
Last July I spent an afternoon at a special Photographer’s Open House at the Walker Ranch Homestead, a part of the Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces. Located in the Front Range Foothills above Boulder, Colorado, it is a popular hiking area, but the Homestead site is only open to the public a few times per year.
I took my favorite Mamiya 7 with the Mamiya f/4.5 43 mm lens. Some of these images have been cropped. I exposed the film @ ISO 200 with additional compensation for my yellow filter.
An overcast and windy day, so the outdoors photos were so-so. But I fell in love with the Homestead Attic living space. So I present the exterior and we move upstairs.
The view through the window was exposed @ f/8 1/60s; Cradle exposed @ f/4.5 4s; Nightstand exposed @ f/4.5 2s; Bed and Chairs with window exposed @ f/8 1s. Of course, all using a tripod and cable release. One neat feature of the Mamiya 7 is that you have a maximum timed exposure up to 4 seconds before you have to use the Bulb setting and time it yourself.
Two options for printing this image. Since I’m spending a lot of time in the darkroom over Thanksgiving, comments appreciated.
Or Cropping out the Grass:
Probably cropped…..I think.
Still haven’t heard from the Weston Collective……I’ll have to look up their notification dates. In any case, I’m continuing my Gallery Campaign @ C4FAP in Ft Collins, CO:
A few more….iconic Structures from Heart Mountain:
Above: The Incinerator (original structure); Below: a reconstructed guard tower.
In a world gone Crazy it felt good to post this week on my photo diary on a subject of social injustice…….
Here just a few of my Best/Favorites: