Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hasselblad discontinues film camera

Hasselblad with 50mm wide angle back in 1975 or so.

Sorry to see this end but perfectly understandable.   I must have shot thousands of rolls of film, polaroid out of a polaroid back, et with mine.  Dad bought my first one for me in 1972.  Had one ever since.  Now that film has gotten obsolete I shoot only sheet film in holders, hardly ever any rolls.  Jackson took one to Canyon de Chelly last year.

Jackson last year with the 50mm I shot the photo above with....37 years before!

Classic, flexible and wonderful camera.  I'm sure I will use mine a little more.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mont St Michele, afternoon shadow: Video.

With the firm belief that it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission:  Over the wall and off into the construction scaffolding.  Great afternoon to watch the shadow run all the way out.

  No hardhat.
View from up on the wall.

Was able to find a spot out of the wind.  Nobody noticed me as far as I could tell.  Scaffolding quite secure.

They were doing reconstruction/conservation on this area.  Scaffolding all the way to the mud below.  Very impressive.

Much construction/repair going on while the new bridge was being built.  Probably trying to get it all done this year.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Shiprock names.

  I've been wandering around Shiprock since the early 70s....last century.  2014, (if we live), will make 40 years of wandering in the desert.  Since then I have named various points and areas and used them and heard them used by others.  I think "Molly's Nipple" was about the first and the "Bone Shrine" the latest.  (It's a shrine.  With bones.  Found last year.)  There is the Dance Floor, the Meteorite, the Climber's Cave, Climber's Cave Ledge, the Black Giant, the White Tower, the Pulpit, the Dot, the Wing, the Big Hawaiian, the North Buttress, East, West and South Dikes, (more description than names)  I wonder what names others use?  For instance, the North Buttress is called the Tugboat in some climbers descriptions.  Gotta be some.

The Black Giant, a dark volcanic intrusion over the South Dike.

Deardorff in the Climber's Cave pointed at a little anasazi rockwork.

The Pulpit with evening shadow.

Deardorff pointed at the Dot.

Climber's Cave ledge.

Climber's Cave Ledge.

On the Pulpit.

Raven on the West Dike.

Unsolved problem.  Never managed to find a light or a viewpoint for these guys at the end of the West Dike.