Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quick summer outing at Grand Bay

Went shooting late Monday with my friend Ed. We went to Langdale Park for a minute but got chased out by mosquitoes (even with 100% DEET spray!) so we went to Grand Bay instead. Ended up seeing a huge 6ft. gator right by the boardwalk! Here's some highlights, taken with my F3. Mostly tested an old pre-AI 50mm f/2 Nikkor-S lens, and also used a 28mm f/2.8 AIS and 105mm f/2.5 PC pre-AI lens (Double-Gauss model):



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gone but not Forgotten

I've been a little busy lately but don't worry, I have been hard at work on some great projects. I'll have some exciting announcements related to one in the next month or so. I also have a very long (wordy...) post in the works about art which I need to finish up and get off my chest!

For now here's a couple of photos to help tide myself over until I can post more:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Banks Lank, Spring 2013

It's already oppressively hot! But in that brief period that qualifies as "spring" in south GA, I did go out to Banks Lake for a bit of hiking and fun shooting. I shot a roll of Portra 160 and T-Max 100 with my F4, mostly to test the MB-20 battery pack I got recently. What a nice bit of kit!

Anyway, here's some snaps:


Monday, June 3, 2013

Downtown Valdosta Nightscapes - 6/1/13

Meagan and I went out Saturday night in the cool summer night to shoot some panoramas downtown for fun. I brought out my Toyo GII monorail, which for architecture and wide-angle lenses can't be beat, and shot everything with a 47mm XL lens on my Horseman 6x12 back, using some old Kodak Ektachrome 160T tungsten-balanced film:

Vertical panoramas are interesting, though the extreme perspective distortion of the lamp is probably a bit much! Nevertheless, it was fun to shoot, and a breeze to do the extreme front rise using the Toyo with bag bellows.