My Emulsive Secret Santa sent me one roll each of 35 mm and 120 size film. I know about the FP4 Party on Twitter, but had never participated and never shot any of this film before. This Month I did post my best FP4 35 mm images.
So I was shooting on a drive through the mountains north of Phoenix. We ended up at Roosevelt Lake (water very low as you can see) and the Salt River Dam and Bridge:
But my real interest was the Bridge. So I did a study of it. First, a panorama made from two images using Photomerge:
Remember when making a Panorama your images must overlap by ~30%, as you can see from the parts below:
And the most wide angle I could get from a single shot using my Minolta X-700 and Tamron 28-200 zoom lens with a nice reflection:
A slightly different view, with interesting vegetation:
Read my FP4 Review here.
As my Previous Post suggested, I’ll try the 120 FP4 film that I was given, but I’m probably going to stick with Delta100 or 400 when I want lower contrast than T-MAX 400.
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……..
It’s Doors Open Denver Weekend, sponsored by the Denver Architecture Foundation……And I’ll be very busy making new images. One Event that I’ve particularly enjoyed is their Daniels and Fisher Tower Open House. We have attended it twice……
See more from Past Events here.
Here are my submissions for the Moab Photo symposium Wrap-up Book:
Counter Clockwise, beginning in the Upper Left:
- 2007, Arches National Park
- 2011, Cisco Ghost Town (Near Moab)
- 2017, Buck Canyon, Canyonlands National Park
And my ‘action’ portrait, From Courthouse Wash, Arches National Park.
I’ll post and update when the book comes out…………..
Submitted last week to Light Space Time Online Gallery. I’ve had some success with them, and they provide a lot of follow-up information on the strategy of preparing contest entries.
So here goes the Landscape Edition:
Two perspectives on the same scene: one with T-Max 400, the other Digital Infrared:
Something friends have been passing around on Facebook (evil I know). But you can view the Series as posted here. And see the collage below:
Locations are posted on the Blog link………
Just submitted to the 1650 Gallery Show….Blurry
Today I’ll post the B&W….Monday the Color Entries………..
Still time to enter (although maybe I shouldn’t invite competition?)
Despite the obvious up hill battle to get into a show, I’m still working on it. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained!
This month’s submissions to C4FAP.org:
Some you’ve seen before and some you haven’t………We’ll see what happens.