Zwetschgendatschi #2! (plum cake)


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Finally harvested some plums!  And so it is time to make Zwetschgendatschi, a plum cake / tort I very much enjoy from my German heritage.  It’s basically a sweet, sugary/ buttery, pizza dough with plums sprinkled in sugar on top =)

This one is gluten free, and improved on the one from two years ago.
It still could be juicier, and it still needs whipped cream…

Analogue Feel at Your Daily Photograph


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To see my winning entry to the recent contest called An Analog World please visit:

This Selection of similar images are from fiber based silver gelatin paper negatives shot in a 4×5 wooden field camera.  They were wet processed, then inverted and adjusted digitally before creating digital a pigment print.

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Former Darkroom


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A snapshot of my darkroom – walls dismantled and almost everything packed up.  Now I hope to find a new space for it.

0606_NicholasTravers_Ivon Darkroom Enlargers_
16 image stitch with a 45mm on a crop sensor.

Beseler 23c and 45MX – super low cielings so a drop table and the insulation cut out above the enlargers for more head room.

Vertical Nova print processing tanks in addition to trays for 8×10 up to 16×20.
Dry sink with washing done at the basement utility-sink.

Advent Wreath / Mandala –


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This Year's Advent Wreath Mandala

Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt.  

Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier.  

Und dann steht das Christkindlein

– vor – der – Tür.

This year’s Advent wreath, which I make of sand and dried color, in continuation of Advent traditions …

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