Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recent Black and White 35mm, 120mm, 4x5

Here are some recent black and white photos that I thought you all might like to see.

Here is a view of snow and the shadows of a tree. I am excited to not see so much snow. The Snow is mostly melted here but even today it snowed. The weather wants to remind me that I am in a place with the word "burg" in its name. Today's snow special was of the dip-n-dots variety.

Though it snows I have found a nice greenhouse that has tropical plants that helps me take a mini vacation. I think everyone should have a green house! It just goes to show how much you can do with a little global warming. There are just some places that can use more warmth. Here are some photos from with in the greenhouse. There is a swirling tropical cactus-like plant, sugarcane, and a banana tree. Sounds like it could make a great drink.

The first image was taken with a large format 4x5 camera while the other two photos are taken with a 35mm camera.


Banana Tree

Here is a little something from near the Wind Cave from my last post. This is a leaf that is smaller than an inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. The interesting thing about this image is that I used the leaf as a negative when printing it in the darkroom. The leaf had been out in the snow all winter and it had become quite translucent. So what you see here is the reverse of what the leaf really looks like.

This shot was taken at a wood mill just south of I-90 in Livingston, Montana with a Hasselblad medium format camera. My wife and I were heading to Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone to try out a large format camera (4 by 5 inch film). The image at the bottom is one of those 4x5 photos I took. It was my first time shooting with a large format camera. It was quite exciting!

Livingston, MT 45.640497,-110.573469

Mammoth Hot Springs 44.966734,-110.704739