Yesterday it was over 80F. Today it is a cool 69F. Little rain. Still, life continues. New growth on a pine at the local garden, where flowers are in bloom everywhere. A walk in the open space nearby found mockingbirds singing away, looking for wives, and staking out their territory. It’s a stunning time of year.
Tag: black and white
Nothing says Spring like the heady scent of narcissus. While I don’t have any in my own garden (why not??), the botanical garden has them placed in various areas throughout. It’s an annual hunt . . . some bloom earlier, some later, depending on location.
Nikon and Ortho Plus 80.
And there was lux!
These are LED lamps on the table which sits in front of the studio window. Ortho Plus 80 again! I do like this film!
More from the roll of Ortho Plus 80. Here, I increased contrast, dropped the whites and highlights, and increased the blacks using Lightroom. The background was too busy.
This is the last pepper plant standing, but I saved some peppers and have dried their seeds for the spring planting.
One thing I rather enjoy about going out to test things out – film, camera, lens – is the fact it puts me in a mood to experiment. Not that this is an especially inspiring picture, but what I mean is that I think about photography a bit differently than at other times. Maybe this approach – the thought of “experimenting” and not worrying about the results – is a more creative, and consequently satisfying, approach.
Again, Nikon and Ilford Ortho Plus 80.
I love the twisty branches of this tree – it may be my fig – all barren in the winter months. Black and white makes it even better; I think as it evokes cold and chilly weather. (Last night it got down to 40 F, which is really cold for us!)
Nikon N90s, Nikon 28-85 macro, Ilford Ortho Plus 80.
I think this is a webbed fence surrounding a local playground. Because I am not sure, I think I shall have to return!
Nikon N90s, Nikon 28-85 f2.8 Macro, Ilford Ortho Plus 80.
More Ortho Plus 80 by Ilford. Here, the Nikon N90s, 28-85 lens, and a 2.8 aperture to go for a narrow DOF. You can see it in the wall especially. I did this to check the detail of the film, as well as to see how the lens itself blurred fore and background.
Christmas Day. 12 years old and quite the character! And about 5 or 6 inches taller than me. We figure he’ll stop around 6’6″ (1.98m).
As we close the lights on the last year, the last decade, let us hope that there is light to be had in an increasingly worrisome world.