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Honoring Our Ancestors as fall sweeps over Portland, turning leaves to bright colors, and bringing the rains with it. Candles fizzled in the rain drops, and Trick or Treat Halloween goers were cautioned by parents to beware the candles (some came for candy, some gazed wide-eyed at the glowing altar). In honor of Dia De Los Muertos / and continuing through All Saints Day – we and this altar held our ancestors in reverence. We laid out the leaves, in forms, shapes, and ways. Flowers too found their bright offerings. Small dishes of loved one’s favorite foods were carefully measured out. Ganesha properly dressed presided over the affair (we hear it was a good one) – holding the gateway of life and death . . . Continue reading
Here are some images from my first week shooting IR ‘infrared’ Photographs (tech / how-to information below). Portland has been cloudy mostly, so just shooting artificial light, around the block, and in the trees; not shooting much in full sun. I still haven’t settled on a processing method either. Tell me what you think and leave your thoughts and start some discussion below!
Seems every year I have a similar post of the first fall colors emerging. Biking and walking around, I suddenly really notice the turning of the leaves. This year it was more that a particular spot of trees were just showing off, (this happens at other times during the year too: fall color).
Going up the street, a color palatte of late fall.
NE Portland, OR 2016
(PS, Happy Equinox!)
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…
Adirondacks, Black and White, colden, dogwood, featured, flower, fort Vancouver, Lake Colden, large format, paper negative, Remember Colden, Rocky Falls, stone, wall, water falls, wood, Your Daily Photograph, yourdailyphotograph.com
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.
A snapshot of my darkroom – walls dismantled and almost everything packed up. Now I hope to find a new space for it.
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.
(4×5 paper negative. Tachihara, 90mm lens, with morning sun for several minutes)
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The journeys of 2014 kept Nicholas and his cameras mostly in the Northwest, and within the environs of Portland, Oregon – but that is for another time. Here we see where he went, what he shared and explored. The roads wind ever onward – to enchanted Oregon forests, deserts, and waterfalls. And to Adirondack high peaks and snow at the beach. I invite you to step in and enjoy where Nicholas’s eye takes you in these pages.
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