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Hot Summer's Day
Jun 28, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Hot Summer's Day

I went for a walk, looking for something to do with the last few sheets of film I had loaded. I have overlooked this little park.And yes, I composed my shot from the shade to avoid having the camera melt.

Single Exposure (Portrait)
Jun 6, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Single Exposure (Portrait)

So I went back to the fen and reshoot the scene that I double exposed, being a bit more careful as to which film holder was in the camera. It was shot from exactly the same spot (the grass was still a bit trampled from my last visit) but the sky was a little flatter. The sun was shining directly into the camera. I figured since the contrast was high, I would develop these +1 and I think it was the right decision. I'm really pleased with the tight grain although I did loose a bit of detail in the contrasty areas in the tree tops.

Meanwhile, Back At The Fen
May 30, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Meanwhile, Back At The Fen

I tool my friend's wooden Deardorf out to the fen the other day. It has more movements than my Wista but it is huge and defintely takes some getting used to.

Cherokee in HDR
May 19, 2016

By JDZ adon

Cherokee in HDR

Weeping
Apr 29, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Weeping

The weeping cherry tree in the back yard is blooming.

Old, Familiar Places
Apr 24, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Old, Familiar Places

I had one of my first shows here. It's hard to walk past on the way up the hill from the train station. It's always warm and friendly inside. They make the best damned martini for some reason. Maybe it's the freshly made blue cheese stuffed olives. Martini Room. Elgin

Arbor
Apr 18, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Arbor

Shooting around the back yard to test film.

Different Box
Apr 16, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Different Box

This is one of the shots I made on film from a new box of Delta. WAY different from my problematic negatives. I fear I have 75 sheets of ruined film. I'm suspecting the motherfuckers at TSA took it out of the lead bag and xrayed it. I hate those bastards.

Shop & Share
Apr 8, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Shop & Share

Another view of the same alley. A little over exposed out the entrance. But got some nice detail in the tunnel.

In The Alley
Apr 7, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

In The Alley

I dug back in the archives to find that I've only shot this once before. On 220 C-41 what I developed myself. As much as I walk through here, you'd think I'd have shot it more often.

It Takes A Lot To Laugh (again)
Apr 6, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

It Takes A Lot To Laugh (again)

Returning still to another familiar scenes. This time I noticed the "No Trespassing" sign. I didn't pay any attention to it but I noticed it.

End Of The Line On A Stormy Day
Apr 5, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

End Of The Line On A Stormy Day

My 2nd outing with the new camera went much better. I exposed 6 sheets and they all came out fine. I returned to several scenes around town that I have shot before on 6x6 and with different digital cameras. This was an exercise in camera movements. I think I got the DOF fairly well. It's not incredibly sharp everywhere but not bad.

Making The Rounds
Apr 4, 2016

By Tim L Lowe

Making The Rounds

I like to shoot in this building. It's a challange. Not much light, lots of contrast, need for a lot of DOF. It was really a challange with the 4x5. I had to get the lines back parallel after pointing the camera down. A little back tilt, a little swing and it all looked pretty good in the glass. At least, I'm pleased. What did large format photographers do before apps? I used my DOF calculator to figure out where to focus. Then a reciprocity failure calculator (which even gives you a timer to use for the exposure!) because of the very long exposure. And no more making shooting notes in a little notebook... Wista 45N w/Schneider-Kreuznach 150mm f/5.6 Delta 100 @ ISO 100 34.5 sec @ f/32.5 Rodinal 1:25, 9 mins, water stop, Ilford Rapid Fix, dry and scan

A Long December
Dec 29, 2015

By JDZ adon

A Long December

Fox River in Elgin,Il.

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test
Sep 9, 2015

By JDZ adon

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test

Tamron 28-300Di Vc Pzd 1st test
Sep 9, 2015

By JDZ adon

Tamron 28-300Di Vc Pzd 1st test

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test
Sep 9, 2015

By JDZ adon

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test
Sep 9, 2015

By JDZ adon

Tamron 28-300 Di Vc Pzd 1st test

Bridge
Mar 31, 2015

By Tim L Lowe

Bridge

Fox River in Elgin.

RR X'ing Ahead
Mar 30, 2015

By Tim L Lowe

RR X'ing Ahead

Highland Ave. bridge.