Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hell the heck where have I been???

Here, there and everywhere....

It's time to light a match under my own ass and post more...

Spent some time in Texas with a Trader Joe's tea tin I found in the dump, converted to pinhole.

this one on paper, developed in Caffenol.

cheap and easy...kind of like some old country song.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

20 for 20

My astronomy club gets together once a month after the "official" monthly meeting for some beer and pizza at a local restaurant called Il Vicino.

This pinhole image was made with a small Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera on 120 Kodak Ektar 100 film.

The exposure was 20 minutes long and there are 20 people at our table, having 20 conversations, probably 20 beers, (not everyone drinks beer, but some have 2 so the math is good I think) 10 pizzas, pasta, salad, and some that just sit and chat and visit and catch up and talk about astronomy, and travel,the weather and The Hubble Space Telescope ( our guest speaker was a former HST fixer upper).

Luckily there was a nice ledge at the end of the table for my pinhole camera.  I stood guard for the 20 minute exposure and observed my friends as they talked, ate and had their conversations.  I also watched my pizza get dropped on the floor at the end of the table.

No, you don't see that in the photo, but all of this happened. It's truly a time capsule of sorts.

Some people move a lot when they eat, or talk, and some as you see, are relatively still while they sit and visit.

Most of them weren't even aware of the camera, or were and just kept on about their meal and conversation.s
I enjoy this. I don't meter and never have...I just observe and when I feel like the emulsion has had enough, I stop the exposure.

Yes it's that simple.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Galaxy Paper

Galaxy Paper

Have you heard the news?
Galaxy Paper is in the works for making a new direct positive photo paper!
Just click the link above for the scoop!

If that's not exciting...
how about the fact that they are working on an emulsion with an ISO that corresponds to film at 32-64.

I'm excited and you should be too!

It's not often we photographers get something made just for us and something that is bound to be well received.

Galaxy Paper is something to look forward to. 

Edit!!!  They are not making direct positive paper as I thought earlier....but they are making reversal paper with a faster ISO.   It's still exciting news!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015