The black area of the tree seems to be hovering over this woman sitting on the waterfront/beach bench in downtown Port Townsend. It imparts an ominous feel to the image. (shot on Tri-X film)
This image was sitting around unloved. The problem was that in color it was BORING. I was going through my past shots and hitting the “V” key (while in LIghtroom). That is a shortcut key for converting an image to Black and White. When I got to this image, I stopped. It definitely showed promise, so I spent the additional time on it to adjust it further (the default black and white conversion is pretty generic). A good reminder to never take things at first glance.
The Dosewallips River road was washed out 20 years ago, or so. This section is now closed to motor vehicles, but makes a great walk. The Dosewallips valley is on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula. It has been closed for years while they attempt to come up with a plan to reroute the road without endangering salmon in the river … and keep the cost down (since to move the road away from the river at the wash out point would be an extensive relocation up the hillside).
These are images taken on 620 Tri-X at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend on the Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20. (and I remembered to wind the film between shots this time)
The images are “soft” … but that is typical of cameras of this design … using a single lens element.
This was the first roll of film that I shot with this camera and I was taking images as I walked around Fort Worden State Park … trying to get the 8 shots taken so I could send the roll in to be developed. I no longer process my own images … finding it much more convenient to use commercial labs who process and provide you with scans. I use “The Darkroom” in California … and find they are wonderful to work with.
One of the abandoned buildings in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend. This building in on top the hill away from the majority of buildings … including the ones that are now referred to as the Creative Commons. These include the classrooms for Northwind School of the Arts, where I occasionally teach classes in Adobe Lightroom.
I really was struck by the pattern of the shadows and the interplay of light between the shadows and the leaves. Tomorrow is the Equinox, so I guess technically these are not “autumn” leaves …
(I took this a couple weeks back and it was the first time I noticed leaves that had fallen, but there are lots more now.)