Tag: Ektar 100

Tree & Path

I’ve been doing a “silent 365” in black and white this year, but I want to make a comment here.  The camera which I used to take this picture is a 1935 box camera, a pseudo-TLR, the Voigtlander Brillant.  It’s an interesting camera – has a few quirks – but I was really pleased with the results.  This is an image taken on Ektar 100, 120mm, and converted to black and white for th is project.

 

Ssshh!

The World Beyond

On the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado is a thin line leading to other worlds.

Originally I had mislabeled this as from Mesa Verde (that Southwest just all looks the same! – not!), and then looked again. That is one of the troubles with film . . . you have to use your memory – not your memory card – to recall where you were.

This is a small panorama using Kodak Ektar 100 and the Olympus XA4 point-n-shoot. And, it is the Grand Canyon with a snaking view of the Colorado far below and beyond.

Panorama at Shoshone Point

Panorama at Shoshone Point

Digital allows you to use the proverbial scattergun approach to imaging for a panorama . . . film requires a bit more thought through the viewfinder. Parts you think you have disappear, and you don’t know until you have left the place. Sometimes CS6 can fill in the gaps and other times you just have to crop, even if you have a different vision. Ah, well. Here, though, I was pretty pleased, though not perfectly pleased, with the results.

Rancho

Where I live, it is law to have about 30% of all land to be dedicated to open space and parks.  It keeps congestion at bay, though it does raise the cost of housing to obscene levels.

This was taken during an early morning hike, and looking back on the trail, I saw this.  It rather epitomizes what California once looked like, not all urban sprawl and gnarled freeways.

A View of Mount Clef

Another photography film panorama, this time with only two images.  Mount Clef is not really high – probably only a few hundred feet off the valley floor.  Where I live, it is a series of valleys, located within the first mountain range in from the Pacific.  Nonetheless, the hike up Mount Clef provides views around, out to sea, and into the deeper valley – the Santa Rosa Valley – behind the ridge.  Right now, it’s rattlesnake season, so one treads carefully, on the trails, and looking around as you walk.  Dogs are tightly on leash, if you have any brains.