Thursday, January 19, 2012

100 Prints Project #32 - Chair Shadow

This is kind of a companion piece to the last post.  It was taken at the same hotel, but on a nice sunny morning in April.  The shadowed lines and the texture of the sheer curtain drew me in this time around.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

100 Prints Project #31 - Window on Ice

Another image from my film days.  We were scheduled to spend a long weekend up in Two Harbors on the North Shore of Lake Superior when the weather reports predicted weather less than ideal for a 3 hour trip in the car.  We made the decision to travel as far as Duluth (about 30 miles south of Two Harbors) a day early in hopes of missing the icky stuff.  The trip up was pretty uneventful until we reached the outskirts of Duluth where it started to rain.  When we first reached the hotel it was merely wet, but in the few minutes it took us to unload the luggage from the car, the window in the room had completely iced over.  I was attracted to the shadow of the patio chair against the texture of the ice on the window.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

100 Prints Project #30 - Grand Marais Alley

This one was taken in an alley in Grand Marais on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  I loved the texture and the contrast.  I hope you like it too.  It's another oldie but goodie from my film days.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

100 Prints Project #29 - Coast Guard Station Stairs

This one was taken during a photography workshop on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  We had already spent about 15 hours in Grand Marais and had just finished shooting the sunset.  Everyone was tired and ready to head back to the hotel, but on the way back to the car I noticed the staircase behind the Coast Guard building.  It was lit really nicely and there were some interesting lines there, so I mounted my camera on the tripod and took a series of shots.  This was my favorite.  It was taken with Ilford FP4+ - one of my favorite black and white films.  I wish I had held more detail in the upper left corner, but even Photoshop couldn't save it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

100 Prints Project #28 - Passing Ship

Taken in Duluth in Canal Park on a cool, wet March evening right after the shipping season had re-opened on Lake Superior.  This was taken with the camera firmly planted on a tripod with a long exposure.  I have quite a few version of this one, some with the aerial lift bridge in motion and some where the light trails of the ship are dramatically long.  In the end this is the one my mind settled on.