Monday, October 29, 2012

More playing with Lightroom.  The top image is the digital image copied from the negative when the film was developed.  The bottom image is attempt to doctor the image with lightroom.  At this point I am just trying to learn how to change an image and then save it to a folder and then find it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Playing with Light Room.  I need to take some serious time working with this software.  It looks interesting.  Perhaps time for another trip to the Japanese Gardens to give me some images to inspire.

 With the recent death of George McGovern I thought I could post these two pictures I took during his swing through Portland in 1972.  That was the first election I was old enough to vote in. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Major Computer upgrade.  It's been 7 years since I replaced my computer.  I went through a local company that will build a system for you for cost of parts and 20.00 in labor.  I went with high end and ahead of the curve a little. Big step up from Windows XP.  I also bought the software Lightroom 4 which I still need to figure out.  I also like to play computer games so when I buy a new system I invest in good graphics so I can enjoy the newest games for a few years until the system is outdated and then it becomes a basic work computer until I'm ready for the next upgrade.  I bought a true mechanical keyboard this time and a gaming mouse which I think was really worth the extra cost.  I especially love the feel of a true mechanical keyboard which I was never even aware they made.  I got a full tower case and replaced two of the 200mm fans with LED lit fans it looks very cool especially at night.  The system has 4 case fans. 

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Here are two prints I worked on last week.  Both were done with Ilford Grade 3 paper the top one selenium toned. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Photograph by Vivian Maier

Two years ago the work of this woman came to light and I mentioned it here in my blog in January 2011.  A New York Nanny who  left behind 20,000 negatives but no prints or any explaination as to why she took them.   The work is being treated digitally which I think is unfortunate. A negative deserves a print.  Perhaps she meant to have the time some day to start printing but just never got around to it.  Perhaps an attempt to start printing her own work would have gotten in the way of her taking it.  It begs the question as to when the picture is made in the minds eye or the darkroom.  She is an enigma.

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