Monday, July 10, 2017

Searching proof sheets with cropping bars.

  The Fuji 6X9 viewfinder leaves a lot to be desired so I am having to clean up borders.  A pair of L-bars always helps find images I might want to print.

San Juan near Bluff.

Near Wolfman Panel on Comb Ridge.

Moon House on Cedar Mesa.

Moon House.

Lightning man.  Standing on a slanty boulder as close as I can get to see over another rock.

Sunday, June 18, 2017


All done but the roll film.

Shadow crossing the San Juan River near Bluff.

Coffee, 99 cents.

Coffee, 99 Cents.

Auto in Arroyo, Cuba, NM.

Self Portrait at Shiprock.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Freeing a shape from a wall of stone.

  From just two sites on Comb Ridge: Procession Panel and Monarch Cave Ruin.  Figuring out where to start and stop an image -and what shape you are trying to free.  Plus the technical/contrast problems.  It's a lot of flaming cat juggling.

5X7 and FP4 pushed a little more contrast in Pyrocat.  My second attempt at this.  Two trips...not two pieces of film.

There will be some spotting.  Seems like there are always a lot of little white dots and spots that jangle the eye.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The seam between Heaven and Hell.

  Carrying the 5X7 and a little 6X9 Fuji wide angle baby cam.  Shooting FP4 in both.  Minimal filtration.  Stayed at the only place one should stay..Recapture Lodge in Bluff.  Always interesting people in the map room at breakfast.

Shadow draped over West Hill at Shiprock.

The world going round and round in Butler Wash.

The Wolfman.

Target House.

Hard to ignore those seams and shadows.

Cindy at Ballroom Cave.

Making light out of darkness inside Ballroom Cave Ruin.

Gooseneck State Park.

KayAnne McKinney at Progression Panel.

I climbed back to Progression Panel to reshoot two details.

The seam between Heaven and Earth on the San Juan.

Desert Shapes.  Haven't touched any film yet.  These are just my iPhone blockings.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Photos over at Blackfork Blog...

Well, heck.  Usually the shooting rifles is over there and the cameras over here...but I got a little excited this morning after being out of town for a week and posted on the wrong blog.

There's the link.

Billboards, Bluff.  Snakes...

  Go take a look.  A little gun smoke won't hurt you.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Framing for a little piece of a show.

  Show you pay to get in....or group shows are barely worth the trouble.  As a favor to a local artist who is curating a show in a space I agreed to  put in a couple of images.  Tornado of Bones and Puzzle Tornado are going somewhere downtown.

As soon as I print anything in my 8X10 enlarger I'm going to look at these in 16X20.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Brick Street Anthology.

General gallery shots.  50 print show, all film and darkroom prints.  Closing May 14.  Really good attendance.  51 just today, which is very nice for a Friday.