A Neat Piece of Photoshopping from My Bro
Carnival of Film - Day 9 - High in the Sierra
Shot this with the trusty-rusty Minolta 700si using Quantaray 70-300mm and Kodak Porta film.
BTW - I don't think Portra is worth the greatly increased cost over something like Kodak Ultra Color for my purposes. Perhaps there are uses where Portra shines, but for me I am content with Ultra Color or HD.
Carnival of Film - Day 8 - A Bridge to Nowhere Over the Merced River
The light was bad when we went past this place with the setting sun being just on the other side of the bridge. I had to take some pretty tortured positions and exposures. But, I just did not want to leave there without something to remember it by.
Homey Don't Do Mountain Lions
My dear partner, Anita, asked if I got any pictures.
Got any pictures?!!!!
Yeah right, I shot them over my shoulder as I was running for my life for the car.
Good God and sweet sonny Jesus, did I get any pictures?!
Well, it's kind of funny now that I am at home in front of my computer telling the story.
Truth be known, we did not have a lot of mountain lions hanging around St. Louis. Crack dealers we had, but no mountain lions. The risk of accidentally being shot was ever present, but being eaten alive was a risk we did not encounter with great regularity.
Next time I go up there, it's going to be me and the 44 in addition to the Minolta, Canon and Fuji.
Carnival of Film - Day 7 - Sunrise at Big Sur
Snaps in Monterey, California.
Carnival of Film - Day 6 - Sunrise on El Toro
What the Heck is This?
Carnival of Film - Day 5 - Pigeon Point, California
Minolta 700si with Quantary 70-300mm Kodak HD.
Carnival of Film - Day 4 - Winery, Monterey County, California
Carnival of Film - Day 3 - A Lily
Carnival of Film - Day 1 - San Benancio Road - Monterey County, California
Update: after looking at the first image, I realized I needed a polarizer fror my Tokina 70-210mm to give the sky some pop. That is a 77mm polarizer... there goes my lunch money.
I Fixed It!
Bella The Attack Kitty
Meet Bella the Attack Kitty, my little hairball. She is about 4 1/2 lbs of attitude. She loves to sleep on my chest, when not otherwise occupied ruling the world, and makes me smile a lot.
Baby Goes for a Shoot...
Back for Film Safari - The Film Cameras
The lense on the Canon in the pic is a Tokina 70-200 mm f 4.5 (constant). This is a very serious piece of glass and delivers some remarkable results when the photographer doesn't screw up. The Canon is now used for almost all my tripod shooting. It is precise in the extreme, but not quick to use.
The Minolta 700 si is the best of the fully autos. It will be the foundation for when and if i make the jump to digital SLR as I have a lot of glass and it all fits the Maxxum 5d. I use this camera now mostly for hand-helds as it is very quick.
I love film. It has a more etheral quality than digital. It also is extremely demanding. However, it lacks that immediate gratification of digital, not to mention knowledge of the results in a timely fashion so that corrections can be made.
Pajama Library Joins Ye Olde Blog Roll
I'm on the way out the door to shoot film at yesterday's site, but wanted to add this blog to the roll of honor.
A dandy blog from Colorado with good writing and photography. Another woman... hmmm. Come on guys, there's got to be more of us out there :)
Anyway, drop by her blog here, well worth the time.
Talk about a Clear Sky!
It's All About Light
Two Years AgoToday The Rest of My Life Started
As Lincoln famously quotes the fellow who was ridden out of town on a rail, "If it weren't for the honor of the thing, I would just as soon have walked."
On June 16th, 2004 I and many of my fellow workers were laid off from our jobs. If you have ever lost a job, you know how that feels. Terrifying comes to mind. Then comes anger, yada, yada. Then comes loading the truck and getting out of Dodge.
At my tender age (?), I was not about to waste any more time. This time I was going to go and do what brought me some measure of happiness. And while the results of that decision have been less than perfect, I have not regretted for a moment making it.
My goodness, that is one heck of a long drive.
And so the adventure began.
Grandpa's Shameless Bragging
San Carlos / Carmel Mission
The seat of colonial sectarian power was at the nearby capitol of Monterey. It is not surprising the religious and governmental centers were located with a few miles of one another.
Humble Photog at the Golden Gate / Wazup with Blogger this Weekend
Anyway, this is the Civil War era fort under the Golden Gate on the south side of The Gate at The Presidio. It is really a neat place to visit My son and I wandered around here for a couple hours.