Tuesday, May 17, 2016

VSU Spring Commencement 2016

VSU's graduation was two weekends ago, and while working I brought a couple of cameras to shoot some photos for fun.

I used a Leica M6 with 3.5cm f/3.5 and 50mm f/1.4 (2000) Nikkor lenses (T-Max 100), as well as a Fuji GL690 and 100mm f/3.5 (with Fuji NPH and NPZ films).

Here's some shots before the start of graduation at both locations:




And here's some during both ceremonies:

The big finale was fireworks:

This might be the last graduation I attend at VSU, so it was one to remember.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Coming to a Close

Clearly I have been a poor blogger lately. Work and various freelance stuff has simply been taking all my time, even though I have shot some film here and there (and I've got half a dozen rolls to develop in my backlog right now).

Furthermore, I'm afraid my time here in Valdosta is coming to a close and thus this blog will be a bit superfluous. I don't plan to stop blogging, I might just have to move on to a more generically-named place or perhaps finally finish my actual non-business website and find a home for my blog there.

Regardless, as the school year officially closes I think I will do another overview post for the month of April, roughly.

First out of the gate are some images from the new location I mentioned in the last post. I went a couple of times more, once when the river was cresting and the area was dangerously flooded, and the other when it was back to proper height. I also found out the area was sold to a new owner so I may not be able to return unfortunately. Anyway, I shot 4x5 with either way 15cm or 21cm APO Lanthars when it was flooded:


I went back with my Linhof 70 and 38mm XL, 58mm XL, and 80mm Xenotar later and made it to the actual banks of the Withlacoochee River finally:


I still have a couple rolls of color to develop from here so that's all I have from that outing.

Last month I also took a trip to Jacksonville to buy something and went to Big Talbot State Park while there with my 2x3 Crown Graphics, with my 38mm XL, a 65mm Super Angulon I was trying, and 10.5cm APO Lanthar:


Now one more set from April - I went out and chased a big thunderstorm front one afternoon and shot some cool photos with my Nikon F2 and variety of lenses, including a new 15mm f/3.5 lens I was trying. Here are a few shots, on Rollei Digibase CN200:



Oh and I burned through some other film on my Leica III just for kicks and shot this with an old Elmar:

Okay that's enough photos for now. I'll be here for a while yet but later this summer I will likely have to close up shop for a month or more. Stay tuned for a new location.