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Helicopter
Sep 15, 2014

By j.miner

Helicopter

Copter hovering over Elgin during the 9/5/2014 power outage.

Helicopter
Sep 15, 2014

By j.miner

Helicopter

Copter hovering over Elgin during the 9/5/2014 power outage.

Jack Entertains The Kiddies
Sep 15, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Jack Entertains The Kiddies

Never a good idea but there he was.

Light, Shadow & Vines
Sep 13, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Light, Shadow & Vines

Elgin, IL

More Cyanotypes
Sep 5, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

More Cyanotypes

I made a bunch more prints today. I really don't like this paper. But I do think I've finally gotten the printing process down. These are all printed in full sun for between 2 and 3 minutes depending on the density of the negative.This is a favorite negative. I think I finally nailed the print. I'm going to go back and reshoot this soon. I'm hoping my friend, Hans, will let me use one of his large format cameras to shoot it. I'd love to have a HFN (hure f'ing negative) of this alley.

More Cyanotypes
Sep 5, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

More Cyanotypes

I made a bunch more prints today. I really don't like this paper. But I do think I've finally gotten the printing process down. These are all printed in full sun for between 2 and 3 minutes depending on the density of the negative.This is a favorite subject, a corner of an old house on Chicago Ave. in Elgin. The house is great but cut up into apartments as so many of the old homes in Elgin are. It's sad but at least the house is kept up.

Domani Cafe, Blue
Aug 26, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Domani Cafe, Blue

I made a couple prints today. This one on the same paper as the others. I've printed this negative before but I'm getting better at the exposure and I think this one looks pretty good. The details are good. You can read the name of the cafe clearly.

Back at home!
Aug 19, 2014

By Robby.Gragg

Back at home!

Former IC&E SD40-2 6434, now RCP&E 6434, leads CP 472 east through Elgin, IL, passing through Spaulding. I'm surprised a RCP&E unit escaped the Dakotas, even more surprised it was leading!

First Finished Cyanotypes
Aug 14, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

First Finished Cyanotypes

So, after a few days of drying and sitting around, it was time to tone the prints. Gathering the chemicals was fun. Nobody sells TSP here. Don't ask me why. So I changed my plan to sodium carbonate. Guess what? You did. So I learned to MAKE sodium carbonate out of bicarbonate of soda. (It's fun!) After bleaching, I dyed the prints in English Breakfast tea. So... A lot more to learn but I'm not disappointed.

Getting There
Aug 11, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Getting There

I got some very good tips in cyanotype print making and here is my third attempt. I discovered that print time here is way shorter than most people say. I also am using a new watercolor paper stock and a completely different coating technique. I'm definitely getting there.I love all the detail in this one. I was careless putting the printing frame in the sun and there was a shadow across the upper right.

Attack of the Killer Hops
Jul 29, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Attack of the Killer Hops

The saga continues.

E. Wayne House
Jul 29, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

E. Wayne House

1883

Café
Jul 28, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Café

A nice place to stop for a morning coffee or a light lunch.

Attack of the Killer Hops
Jul 28, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Attack of the Killer Hops

Second in a series.

Red, White and Blue
Jul 28, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Red, White and Blue

I'm really pleased with the low light performance of Portra 160. It was fun guessing the exposures. This was 8 sec at f/22, I think.

Night On The Fox
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Night On The Fox

The River Walk. Elgin

Alley
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Alley

Clean up after your dog, will yah?

Book Store Window
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Book Store Window

Elgin

Ivy
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Ivy

The same alley in Elgin.

416
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

416

Chicago Ave. Elgin, IL