So, what is this?

So, what is this?

So, I just had to do one more scratch shot. Wondering how many can guess what it is. But then, I don’t have a good way of taking guesses … and answering, either.

It is a tube of Cadmium Yellow acrylic art paint. Taken with a Minolta bellows attachment with a macro lens, using Ektachrome 400. Scratches by means of a miniature scalpel.

Art??? Scratch that…

Bozeman Stove
Mustang

I was going through ‘old’ images and found these. They started out as Ektachrome slides … I took a miniature scalpel to them under a magnifying glass and scratched along the lines. There is a choice of when you stop and which lines you highlight… that’s the art choice. Some of the colors in the scratches are from the emulsion peeling up and partly remaining.

I did a 4′ x 8′ painting of the Mustang and put it on the door of my garage. I left it there when I left. Always thought about going back to see if it is still there 30 years later.

Staircase Rapids Bridge

Staircase Rapids Bridge

Another shot from my first roll of film through the old Brownie Target. Out for a walk in Olympic National Park (up the North Fork Skokomish River Trail) before the corona closure.

I send the film off for processing. When I get it back it comes with low resolution scans. At that point, I evaluate which images are worth spending more time on, then scan those negatives. Lots of work to remove dust spots.

Elwha Valley Rain Clouds

Elwha Valley Rain Clouds

Being a ridge or two away from the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, the Elwha Valley still gets its fair share of rain. Not anywhere near what the westside valleys get, but still enough that there’s plenty of water. Going for a day hike, it’s always prudent to carry some raingear, regardless of the forecast.

This photo is taken at the point the road is closed due to the washout. The building in the distance is where stock is kept during the summer months. In the old days, this was the location of the Elwha store and gas station.

  • Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M with 80mm lens
  • Scanned with an Epson V600

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