Friday, October 26, 2012

4x5 E6 transparencies from the last few months.

A few weeks ago I finally got some E6 film developed. I had been waiting for a long time to have enough to send off. There is a smattering of photos from all over the place, from Mississippi to the North Georgia mountains. So take a look:

Pecan trees near Morven, GA. Taken with Nikkor 90mm f/8, on Velvia 50:

The base of Amicalola Falls, taken on Kodak E100VS with my Polaroid 900 and 135mm f/3.5 Xenotar:

A GA State Park I don't remember the name of, still on the Polaroid and E100VS:

I think this is with my Schneider 150mm, on Velvia 100 pulled to 50 since I forgot I had 100 speed in the bag not 50, whoops:

One more from Amicalola, hiking to the main falls:

Been meaning to post these for a while...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

STRICKLAND MILL Documentary Project - Part 3

Photos from Trip #3 to the mill are finished and scanned. First, here are a few 4x5 images. The first one was taken with a 8.5" Commercial Ektar, the second with a Nikkor 120mm f/8, and the last with the 47mm XL:

Next up are a series of images from the original water tower, which supplied running water by gravity. All were taken with a Mamiya 645 and either a 45mm f/2.8 lens or 80mm f/1.9 on Tri-X 400 developed in Rodinal:

Now I need to send out several sheets of E6 color film and a roll of C-41.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

STRICKLAND MILL Documentary Project - Part 2

Very busy tonight but still so much work to do! I've made three trips to the mill now, the last being early this morning. I am about to go develop film but first here is the results from the last trip, taken with either my Schneider 47mm, Nikkor 90mm, Nikkor 120mm, or Schneider 210mm. I will try to get more photos up by the end of the week.

And here's a couple of digital shots:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STRICKLAND MILL Documentary Project - Part 1

Strickland Cotton Mill was constructed in 1899, and the resultant village that grew up around the mill was eventually named Remerton. It is a small sub-city of Valdosta, GA now. The mill was one of the largest employers in Lowndes County, and many of the houses built for workers are still used today. There were also churches and a school built in this "company town." This mill has been a historical artifact for this area since closing down in 1979, but is now scheduled for demolition.

One of my photographer mentors was able to gain access to the mill for a historical photographic survey of the mill, and we are both going to be shooting extensively in it before its ultimate demolition. Our first foray into the massive complex was yesterday. Here are some 4x5 film shots from our excursion. More will follow.

More info on the mill and the city of Remerton can be found here:

These were all taken on T-Max 100 film with a Nikkor 90mm f/8 lens and developed in Rodinal 1:50:

I also took some digital photos, here are a few of those:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Portrait session with Carmella

Shot some photos with a wonderful model, Carmella. I used my Nikon D700 and a variety of lenses, including the 50mm f/1.2 AIS, 85mm f/1.8 AI, 35mm f/2 AF, and 17-35mm f/2.8.

Here are some highlights: