Sunday, May 21, 2006

Photo Essay: Street fair, Highland Park, NJ

I took these photos today at my town's annual street fair.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Rollei R3 Monochrome Film mystery

It has a variable film speed range from ISO 25-3200.

It's available in all film sizes, from 35mm to 8x10 sheet film.

Its sensitivity covers a wide range, from orthochromatic to panchromatic, right into infrared.

It has excellent resolution and contrast, and low fog due to an antihalation layer directly under the emulsion.

It can be enlarged or scanned with excellent results.

It can be processed in D76.

What the heck is this stuff?

It's Rollei R3 film, and if Rollei's amazing claims for it are true, this could help keep film photography alive. Big time.

I've emailed Rollei's US contact for information about availability in the US, and have found one source that will special order it for me. When I get it, I'll run some tests and report the results here as well as in greater detail in Black & White World. Meanwhile, go to Rollei's European web site for the details...and Stay tuned!

Photo Essay: Ballgame

Minor league baseball seems to have taken the place of major league games as a place to bring the family for a day (or night's) entertainment at a reasonable cost. This was my first game...the home team won, but that was barely the point of it.

The usual disclaimer: These photos are subjective images of things that I found interesting and photographable at this particular place and time. They are not meant to be a narrative of the game.


Friday, May 05, 2006

One Shot: Near Copperhill, TN

This was shot at sunset. Sepia toning comes very close to the original color.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

One shot: Feels like summer

It felt like summer today--thought this shot was appropriate.
Nerdy photographer observation: I shot this with an 18-55mm "Kit" lens that came with my Canon 20D. Do you see the slight pincussion distortion in the horizon! If you've ever wondered what the difference was between a sub-$100 and pro optics, here's one of them. (In theory, anyway.)

Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo essay: Washington rally for Darfur

Yesterday I went to Washington, D.C. to attend a rally urging the US and United Nations to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

The following photos are not intended to be comprehensive or make any kind of political statement. I'll let the talking heads do that. Instead, it is a record of what I found visually interesting and compelling, and tried my best to photograph.

Please click on each photo to see it big.

(Technical note: all photos made with a Canon 20D, and converted to black-and-white in Photoshop Elements).