Friday, February 27, 2009


Ok, so in the previous blog I said the film I used for the pics I posted was damaged (true story) and that they were grainy and crackly. Well, of course they were grainy. That's what film does when it's 3200 speed. The silver halide crystals will show up guaranteed. The point is this: I didn't even upload pics that had the damage I was trying to describe. Plus the damage is really more scratchy then crackly. So, you shall see in this picture of my friend that it is not only scratchy, but very cool.

Now that I have that off my chest I will procede to talk about leaves like my title promises and even though it is not fall, but the dead of winter that is slightly tricksy at times with a peek of spring.... Anyways. I love leaves as well as black and white, so here is a combination of the two.

Here I'm holding a bunch of leaves AND holding a slightly heavy SLR that I'm trying to make disappear in my shadow. Looks like a piece of cake? Try keeping an eye on the kids your babysitting, hold the large camera at just the right spot in your own shadow and then take the shot. Oh yes, you are right, it was fun.

This is my favorite b/w leaf pic. oh the texture, the shadow... lovely.

You may be wondering how I got these film pics from film to 'puter. Well, its the magic of the scanner, what else can I say? Actually, I have to say it's the magic of getting someone else to use their magical scanner until your bank account magically overdrafts. Definitely magical... almost dreamlike.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Black and White

These are some pictures I've taken. The film was slightly damaged so there is some grain and crackly look that came as I took the shot, not because of photo shop. I have a film SLR. I love using it, but film and the developing process is now more expensive then digital, so I tend to lay low in the photography field I desire to enter so much.

Hwy 2 looking west- I love this shot. I embodies my desire to travel. It also makes me reflect on where I've been and where I want to go.

Even though sunflowers usually referenced because of their bright and intense color, look how much detail is in the texture and angles! I don't think I would have noticed as much if this photo was in color.

This is my brother, Mark. He has the best smiley eyes I've ever seen. In color, this was partly lost, but with b/w you catch more emotion. If I'd had a little slower shutter speed I might have been able to get some catch lights in his eyes... hard to do when he's driving and you're in the back seat swaying to and fro while he drives through Colorado Springs traffic. So much fun!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

First post. I feel weird coming on.

This is my very first post in the grand world of blogging. I feel a growing feeling of weird coming on because I don't know exactly what to say except "hello, I like green, but I'm not a tree hugging personage." So, yes that's all I have to say for now. Stay tuned, it might get more interesting without warning.