Took me a while, but I finally got all my film developed and scanned.
This trip with Dominick was a lot of fun. The "Dead River" may or may not be the official name of this place - it's an offshoot of the Alapaha River. If you Google search Dead River Florida you'll find a different place.
It's a very interesting place with lots of hills and limestone. The river runs to a dead-end where there is a siphon that sucks the water underground - definitely don't want to be swimming here!
There's even a Horseshoe Bend -esque 180 degree turn in the river that I need to photograph.
Anyway, here's a variety of images from the trip - mostly taken with my 58mm XL. B&W film is T-Max 100 developed in FX-39, 1:14, and color film is Velvia 50:
At the end of the river there was a swirling eddy near the bank that I took several images of. Here's a few of them, I haven't decided which I like best. First is one with Dominick posing further along the bank:
Here's a horizontal version:
And some color versions:
I'm looking forward to exploring more of this place. I also have some video from this trip I still need to edit - I will post that soon.
Last week Dominick and I went out again along the Alapaha but specifically to what's called the "Dead River."
I shot 26 sheets and have been developing/scanning all weekend. Here's a quick preview. This is an image near the end of the river, where it sinks into the earth after rushing through a series of twists and turns.
Taken on Velvia 50, with my 58mm XL + center filter:
I haven't done any silver printing in a long time, not since getting ready for my show in November. Simply no time and not a whole lot of motivation either.
I remedied that this evening and made a pretty nice 16x20 print from a 4x5 negative I shot on the Wacissa River a couple of weeks ago. I actually haven't posted any of those images on the blog yet so I'll do that soon. This one was taken with my 58mm XL of a huge Live Oak that had fallen into the river.
Here's the print in the final wash:
Since I've gotten a bunch more large trays and a new 20x24 easel I am going to get my butt in the DR as much as possible this semester and print some of the negatives that have been stacking up. This one might get printed one size bigger, to 20x24, tomorrow. We'll see. I also got an Ilford EM-10 meter to help me dial in prints faster and easier when increasing the size.
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