Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday Morning Walk in Downtown Valdosta - Nov. 2014

Last Saturday was another Valdosta Symphony Concert, so after the morning rehearsal Ed and I went to the Turner Art Center since he hadn't seen the show and took a walk downtown.

I shot some 35mm with my Leica M6 and a vintage chrome/brass Nikkor 3.5cm f/3.5 lens (Type II), on T-Max 100 and with an orange filter. This little lens has strange ergonomics but is fun to shoot. The lens has a tiny front element with a filter attachment that is "inside" the front barrel. It's hard to explain. Funnily enough, I accidentally bought a Walz filter set for this lens years ago, mistaking it for something else, but then found the lens. The filter size is amazingly small - not sure exactly but it's less than 20mm I think. Outside of this filter ring is the aperture adjustments, from the front of the lens looking at the camera.

Anyway, the lens has a very vintage feel, and imparted a beautiful low-contrast, "old" look to the images, especially with b&w film. This is the first time I've really shot a roll with that lens - apparently I need to shoot more with it! The out-of-focus areas are a little wonky but other than that, and being slow at f/3.5, it's a nice little lens. Here are some images:


 


 
 

This building is being remodeled so I stuck my lens right up against the glass:





And finally, 1st Methodist and the sign at the Turner Center announcing our show:



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Strickland Mill Retrospective Opening - Nov. 3rd, 2014

On November 3rd was the opening of our exhibition at Turner Art Center (Sally and I), and it was a great turn out.

Meagan took a few photos using my digital camera and I toted around my Polaroid 900 just because. I had a lot of fun and it's pretty awesome seeing the show up and displayed.

Here are a few images from that evening:

 
 

And here's my instant film shots, just for fun (Fuji 3000B):


 

 If you happen to be in the Valdosta area between now about January 7th, be sure to stop by the gallery...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter River Scenes #3

One more post from the Withlacoochee, then I've got some other work to post later this week.

My friend Ed and I went to Langdale Park for just a bit near sunset before having to be back at VSU for a rehearsal. I shot a roll of T-Max 400 and one of my last 220 rolls of Portra 160 NC. Here's the results:


 
 
 



And here's a portrait of Ed, the last shot on my roll:


Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter River Scenes #2

Shot another load of 4x5 at Langdale Park last weekend. The river being so low, and the leaves changing/falling, make it an interesting time of year. Here's some of the images: