Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Road Trip

So I haven't written anything in a while, been a little busy and a little lazy with the holidays. It was 22 degrees today with a windchill close to 0. I went for some great soup with a friend and decided to take a scenic route back. We stopped at an old swimming hole that is now "off limits" and I thought this would be a great photo to get back into the blog.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Old Shots

So I haven't taken any digital shots recently, but have taken some great 4x5 film shots. I don't have a scanner yet though so I can't share them, I can share a shot from a previous outing. I found some great lights on a major highway that was shut down for construction in October. I walked onto the road and started photographing. The workers were really nice and eventually let me ride around the trucks with them and gave me a hard hat.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hunt for backgrounds

So I drove around today dropping off christmas cards to everyone. The whole way I searched for good background but didn't see any. When I got home and was all done I saw some really cool light, but not sure if I can use it as a background. I took the shot anyway and only time will tell.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Taking Simba on a Walk

So I took Simba on a walk today. Like normal he was great and listened very well until we turned around and he didn't want to leave. I had to chase him for about an hour in the cold until I could trick him and snatch him up. While I was walking I was on my never ending quest searching for backgrounds that would be good in future photographs. I found one that wasn't too bad. When I stopped to take the picture Simba came and sat next to me and watched.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Studio

So I have a studio for now. Greg Porteus (captain of Launch 5) gave me unlimited access to the top floor of a building he is almost done "rehabing". He also wants me to find some studio lights and such for him to put and leave in there. I think I am going to look for those right now.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Card

So Tammy wanted to make a post card for the holidays. After trying to get Sox and Simba to stay still with hats on we finally managed to take a decent photograph. Besides that I shot a roll of 35mm tri-x yesterday for the first time in over a year. Developed and printed in my new dark room.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Yesterday I forgot to write again. I didn't go to sleep until 4:30 am though, I was up all night printing. I photographed some people playing basketball at the rec center and developed and printed. I found out my thermometer is off 10 degrees or so, all my negative are really thin (not much details/information) but I can still print them. At least I know now. I tried to take some shots at the junkyard, but nothing came out worth putting up. I trailered two cars there, the first had no front end at all (no tires/engine/fenders/hood) so I just strapped it down to a tow dolly. The second was easier. Gonna go scan some negatives and find something to shoot and put up today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

So I wanted to post something every day, but I haven't written anything since I started it. Yesterday I worked on my project some more. I spent about two hours at the local barber shop. I took one shot when I first got there and waited for more people to show up but no one did, I am going to shoot their again this weekend. Today I was going to class and saw this awesome car in the parking lot. It was an old jaguar, probably from the 60's or 70's.