Friday, September 23, 2011
We used to stay at a small resort on Lake Superior called "Halcyon Harbor". We stayed there quite often over 15 years before it closed. One of my favorite things about the resort was the spectacular sunrises over the lake. This one is by far one of the most beautiful and dramatic that I witnessed there. I wish you could all see how this looks on the color slide. I'm not sure I can do it justice here, but I hope you like it.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Taken with black & white film in a cemetery in South Dakota. It's ironic that on my first photo roadtrip with my new digital camera that year I ended up filling 8 rolls of film. When I developed this roll in the darkroom something funky happened with the chemicals and the negatives almost looked as though the film had been cross processed. I was never able to successfully print this one in the darkroom because of scratches and dust, but thought it was worth revisiting for this project. There's only one place I love more than abandoned places, and that's cemeteries.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
This one was a real challenge. I had totally missed the exposure so trying to bring out any details in the shadows while not losing the eerie glow from the windows and the delicacy of the curtain gave me a fit. This was the best balance I could find without selling my soul to Adobe.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I usually don't do much work in Photoshop during post-processing other than a little sharpening and maybe some brightness or contrast adjustments. However, this one didn't translate well from the film scan to print so I did some additional work in Silver Efex Pro 2 to make it pop a bit more. I think I'm going to finish the abandoned house images before I move on to some different subject matter so hopefully you aren't sick of them already.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
If you've followed my blog for any length of time you know I have a fondness for abandoned places. This is another image in the series that I call "If These Walls Could Speak". After this project has been completed, I'm going to work on putting together a folio of images under that name that will be a compilation of all of my images of abandoned places to date. I have to finish this project first. Hoping to pick up the pace next week once school has started and things are calmer here.