Release Remote Control

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She’s lost control

I don’t think of myself as a photographer. My mental image of a photographer is a tightly wound old dude. Like Ansel Adams approaching the craft like an engineer: testing films, chemicals, lenses, and shutters. It just doesn’t seem like a place for me.

What can I gain by giving up control? What do I stand to lose? Where is the line?

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Those trucks are tamping down the chaos

 

Sometimes my process is out of control.

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The chaos is built into this one

 

All the way to Tacoma

Spent part of this week outside of Phoenix on an business trip. As usual, I spent most of my time in the hotel, but I did sneak out one evening for some shots of the golf course with my Diana and a roll of Ilford Fp4.

Moonrise

Late tee time

A river runs through it

Kept expecting the Coyote to jump out from behind these

Fresh Prints

Here are the highlights from my past few weeks in the darkroom. Most of these are printed on some expired Kodak Kodabromide paper I got from eBay. One is expired Agfa Brovira 111. Which is which should be obvious 🙂

Not sure if this Agfa Brovira 111 is a true lith, but I like the tones

 

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I was very happy with this one

 

That background is crazy

 

Things got dark quick

I’m Outside

The weather wasn’t horrible yesterday so I took my Speed Graphic with the DIY lens outside. I wanted to see what the lens would look like wide open at medium distance. And then I shot some close-ups of dead flowers too. Film is my last few sheets of Ilford Ortho Plus.

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This tree caught my eye

 

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I think the camera shook
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I like this effect
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Dead flowers

 

The Tide is Low

I have been to the Washington Avenue Pier along the Delaware River a couple of times to shoot. But yesterday was the first time I was there with the magical combination of low tide and golden hour. The low tide gave me the opportunity to get down among some of the pilings for some more interesting shots. And the late afternoon winter light was incredible.

For the second time in a few days, I was out shooting with my brother and sister. I’m sure they took some amazing photos. I was a little hamstrung with just a single roll of MZ-3 and my Nikon Fm2. But I was not unsatisfied!

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Holiday Stroll

Walked around South Philadelphia with my brother and sister this week. I took the Rolleiflex, loaded with Ilford Fp4.

Lately I have traded in photo walks for studio work. So this was a nice break and a chance to get outside and catch whatever light there was.

It was also fun to shoot with my siblings. We do this every so often and it’s always a good time. Seems photography runs in the family.

This guy.
Corner store
Nice heads on these cabbages
Tree top
Dickensian holiday produce
I love corners