Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I wanted to post something on Leap Year Day just because I could.  Photo taken during high school track meet in 1971.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Occupy Portlands Last Days.  I just developed this film a few weeks ago taken in the week before Occupy Portland was evicted from the parks they had occupied for about a month.  I have been printing a couple of pictures each weekend.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Print done on Ilford cold tone matte paper.
1st print with soft contrast exposure light of 20 time units and hard contrast exposure of 5 time units.  Paper used was Ilford fiber warm tone glossy paper.
Working with the Zone VI dual light system for printing on multiple contrast papers.
´╗┐Three test strips.  After establishing what I believe will be the best soft contrast exposure of 20 units. I ran three strips gradually increasing the hard contrast exposure by one unit starting at the top with 3, middle 4, and bottom 5 units of time.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Terry Schrunk Plaza Portland Oregon

This is one of the pics from my last couple of rolls of film taken around the time of Occupy Portland.  I made this print last weekend.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pettygrove Park
Lovejoy Park

These two parks were part of the Urban Renewal built over a demolished  neighborhood made up primarily of Italian and Jewish immigrants.  The parks were named after Francis Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy  who as the story goes flipped a coin to choose who would name the city.  Francis, who was from Maine, wanted to name the city "Portland" and Asa, who was from Massachusetts, wanted to call it "Boston".  The two parks names as I understand it were also named by the flip of a coin.  The parks were built in the late 60's and opened up in 1970 along with the forecourt fountain in front of the Civic Auditorium.  The tiny, tiny parks in a dark canyon of buildings I think are kind of dark, ugly and overgrown but can make for a pleasant walk to escape the heat of the city in Summer. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Contact sheet making and detailed scan of one image

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Finally got those two rolls of film developed and tomorrow I'll make my contact sheets and maybe, maybe a print or two if something just really stands out.
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