Thursday, March 19, 2015

East Face of Shiprock.




  Sale of this print out of the TCC Gallery show in Longview.  Nice image, but takes a real aficianado to pick out this image from the show.  A raven sits just at the top of the white guano streak, though he is hard to make out against the black shadow.  He was watching me and I was watching him.  Beautiful afternoon in the shadow of the East side.  

White Trees.

Spring is here and the weather and light changing fast.  I'm sure the last freeze is gone.  Would have liked a little more Winter but the last freeze came just in time to put a frostburn supression on the white tree bloom. I got a couple of pieces and some urban shots, but nothing like a really classic bloom.  Same as last year, but with more rain days.  Now the light green leaves are covering the whites.

Shot this day and night.

Classic scene with iphone...but raining too hard for 5X7.

The negative from a couple days later...but the tree was much reduced.  Shot it to learn something.  With 450mm Nikon on 5X7.

Bloom-fall from right around the neighborhood corner.

Lake Road.

The main pear tree at the rosefield site.


Keeping the pipeline full of work moving through the process.  Used the polarizer on all of the above photos. 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wall stripes at CDC.

Mostly shot during Hubbell Trading Post Artist in Residence during April, 2015.  All except two with a Nikkor F8 450mm.  Some polarized.  I ought to try a contrastier film and stay away from any lens except the modern coated lenses.  



















Haven't printed hardly any of these past the proof stage.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

White Trees at TCC Gallery.

Up until March.








An All-too-rare look at David Bayles work.

Rarely get to see much work by David Bayles, but when you do, it's worth the time and effort.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Still life moving quickly.

Just what you would like:  Work evolving rapidly.  These are very "last week" at this point.  I could run through 25 sheets a week, no problem.







Was just in studio with exploding cans, burning forks, leaves skewered by feathers, et.  Ideas flowing so fast I go in to shoot one concept and find myself finishing the shot on some other composition that just came out of nowhere.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nevada Fall at Yosemite

We hiked up the Mist Trail in very low water conditions.  Vernal Fall was just trickling.  I wanted to get up to Nevada in order to see an old rock friend of mine.


  That photo was taken long ago during peak flow.  Nevada Fall is just to the left of the photo.  Even back in the trees near the trail it was misty.

  The first day we walked up to the base of Vernal.  
Up the Mist Trail.

Under the flake at Vernal Fall.

You could actually climb down to the pool under the fall.

It was just trickling.

Saw a couple of things I would have liked a negative of.

On a nice place right at the falls there was a hole that looked a LOT like a metate for grinding acorns.  The Miwok did have access to this area this time of year, just as the acorns were coming down.

When it's peak flow, they lose bodies in here.


The next day we did it again but pushed to the top edge of Vernal.

And went wading where people get swept away during normal flow.

I walked on up to Nevada and climbed out to touch my rock friend.




  Some sporty scrambling got me around to the actual base of Nevada.  I did see a photo I wanted on the rock face.  In fact, I saw several.  Nothing but an iphone along.



  Cooler up there now and the sun has swung even more to the South.  Glad to be able to climb around at the base of both falls.