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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

Attack of the Killer Hops
Jul 27, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Attack of the Killer Hops

First in a series

Viva Zapata
Jul 26, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Viva Zapata

He was sitting outside the used record shop and we chatted a while.

Hot Rod
Jul 25, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Hot Rod

Elgin, IL

Haircut
Jul 25, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Haircut

Inside Central Barber Shop. Elgin, IL

Central Barber Shop
Jul 19, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Central Barber Shop

So when I shot this I had in mind the title, "Opie Gets A Haircut." I didn't because I fear it would be interpreted as condescending. But I truly love places like this. They are disappearing. I have not had a haircut in a real barber shop in I don't know how long.I have shot Central Barber Shop in Elgin many, many times. The barber is a really friendly guy. I get a wave every time I pass by and he is always busy. Here we see inside at dusk as a small boy goes through the ritual that is so Norman Rockwell, it takes my breath away. I hope this place is open forever.

Board
Jul 7, 2014

By Tim L Lowe

Board

Seen along the Fox River.