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.