Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stone Tower Frontal

The stone tower at Allegeny State Park, New York.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lake Jennings

When I visited California in December 2012, I decided to travel light and take only my 35mm film camera, because it is more compact than the equivalent digital gear. I visited Lake Jennings, surrounded by a regional park in Lakeside, California. These were taken with my last roll of Kodak Ektachrome  E100S 35mm slide film. I like the way this film renders colors and textures, especially for trees and foliage, but it is no longer manufactured. These were taken using the Canon FTb SLR I purchased in Hong Kong in 1971. It of course is completely manually operated. I chose shutter speed, then set aperture using the camera's built in light meter (with a match needle system in the viewfinder) and focused using the focusing grid in the viewfinder. Adjusting focus quickly while panning to follow a moving bird is challenging, but the shutter on this mechanical camera responds instantly, while every digital SLR I have tried has a slight but noticeable delay.

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A view of the lake and some rugged hills in the background.

A pelican gliding serenely.
Four cormorants were fishing off this dock.
A pelican and two ducks.

Two pelicans swimming on the lake.
A pelican coming in for a landing.
A pelican on the wing.

An osprey perched on a sign on the road circling the lake.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Road In Amish Country

A road through a wooded area in Amish farming country in Cattaraugus County, New York. I took this when I lived in western New York, but only recently scanned the slide. This was shot with 35mm Kodak Ektachrom E100S slide film. I like the way it renders colors and textures of trees and foliage, but unfortunately it is no longer available.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lighthouse at The Harbor

The lighthouse at The Harbor center, Rockwall Texas
Lighthouse at The Harbor