Cloudscape and Mushrooms

Cloudscape

Once in a while I will go out shooting and forget to download the images to my computer when I get home. And sometimes I will then start using a different camera for a while … variety being the spice, they say.

Both of these images were ones that I had in the camera for longer than I would admit. But a pleasant surprise when I finally saw them. I wish I had taken the mushroom in a focus stack so the depth of field was greater … but I still like the image.

Mushrooms

Point Hudson Marina View

First: None of these are mine. I do kayaking or canoeing. I like sailboats okay, though.

This is the Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend. This is the site of the Wooden Boat Festival … the first weekend after Labor Day. One of the biggest events in town.

Technical note: this is a panorama from two images on 120 film. First time I had tried to combine film images like this. I think I’ll try some more… it seemed to work real well. Even though the camera was hand held.

Sitting at the Beach

Sitting at the Beach

I saw this couple sitting enjoying the beach breeze and view while I was trying to shoot up the last of a roll that had sat in my Hasselblad way too long. I hadn’t realized that my film shooting was another casualty of the virus.

Anyway, I thought that these two looked like they had an established routine and may have done this once or twice before. Seemed like a good way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon.

That is the Central Cascades on the other side of Puget Sound above Whidbey Island, taken from Point Hudson in Port Townsend.

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.

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