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.

2014 Adventures – photography book


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This 60 page full color 8×10 hardcover volume is available direct to you for $49.99
(through Blurb at the link above, or contact me directly for a discout)

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.

Should you desire a PDF version to print yourself, contact me and I can make one available.


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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Mt Margerete Backcountry – Blasted


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toothpick SnagsThis is an adventure cut short, from a forest knocked down some 30 years ago; an adventure to Panhandle Lake in the Mt Margaret backcountry of Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument.  Mt Adams and Mt Hood in the distance to the left and at center. At right: Looking over norway pass at Spirit lake and Mt St Helens.

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Dia De Los Muertos


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Honoring those passed last night we made a Dia de los Muertos altar for the ancestors.  Many candles, bright colors of flowers and leaves.  We placed offerings of fruit, sweets, dinner, and drinks.  All afternoon musical tunes of “la llorona” and “calacas” came through the speakers as we created the altar.  Names of those passed were shared along with what we recall of them, and their names written and hung on a chandelier of branches above the altar.  They had a good party. Now they go off on new adventures!