Rexleigh Bridge. Super-ultra-wide. Raskolnikov. Успіх!

When I work on a photo project, I keep battling it and battling it and battling it until I finally get the results I crave.  Such has been the case with my weekend trips to Washington County to photograph the historic Rexleigh Covered Bridge.  I couldn’t get the foliage shot I wanted, mostly because there…

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Wintertime at the Rexleigh Bridge

Last autumn, I took pictures of the Rexleigh Covered Bridge in Washington County.  I had hoped to capture the Rexleigh with fall foliage bursting around it … but the fall foliage at Rexleigh just wasn’t being as cooperative as I wanted.  Urgh. So I decided to go with Plan B. Plan B, in case you’re…

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So how did my Washington State film cameras do?

In addition to bringing my Nikon Df camera (as well as my BlackBerry PRIV camera phone) with me on my Washington State trip, I brought three film cameras with me as well – my Leica M3 35mm shooter (“Leica Green”), my Krasnogorsk ФT-2 super-ultra-wide panoramic shooter (“Raskolnikov”), and, just for the heck of it, my…

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Raskolnikov’s take on the Boreas Ponds

I’m still feeling the tightness in my hamstrings, and maybe it’s because I’m completely out of shape.  That happens.  I wasn’t built for speed. And when I traveled to the Boreas Ponds Tract last Monday, I over-estimated how much hiking was necessary to get from the parking lot to the destination – and from the…

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Raskolnikov and the Colorizebot

As you can imagine, I’ve been having some fun with this layered-film attempt to photograph a switchback road in the Helderbergs.  And in doing so, I snagged a great five-layer film shot with my Krasnogorsk FT-2 ultrawide camera (the one I’ve nicknamed “Raskolnikov”). I posted this shot of Intersection 5 on the social media site…

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Raskolnikov’s Intersection, part 2

You may have heard that I’m trying something new with my Krasnogorsk FT-2 ultrawide camera “Raskolnikov.”  I had previously tried to craft a “weave” by crossing two strips of 35mm film into an intersectional photograph. Liked it, but wanted more. So last Sunday I went back to that bendy road near Route 157, just off…

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Raskolnikov and The Intersection

Off and on, I’ve tried to create a “weave” photo, which would entail warping-and-wefting two different types of film together into one cohesive image.  But none of my cameras had enough wide-angle ability to do it either properly or productively.  At least nothing that would work as well as I preferred. So right now it’s…

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Beaches, birdies and bikinis

Look, I know I’ve been going on and on about my Florida vacation.  But I need to focus on it so that I’m not focusing on other things.  If you know what I mean. And that includes the remainder of the photos from my cameras. I spent Memorial Day at Flagler Beach, along Florida’s Central…

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A pew, a one-horned goat, triplets and a very long lakehouse…

No, that’s not the opening line of a confusing joke. By the time you get up and read this blog post, though, I’ll most likely be out the door, dropping off photo images at McGreevy Pro Lab on my way to the day job.  One of my famous blog slogans is, “It’s not Monday unless…

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The Niagara 2016 Excursion, Part 3

As I may have mentioned in a blog post or two, last Saturday I took a trip to Niagara Falls with several of my film cameras.  I’m hoping that my camera gear can capture – in their own specific and unique way – the beauty and grandeur that is Niagara Falls. And one of the…

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