2016 has been a year of rediscovering my vision through film. As frustrated as I was at times, I still need to celebrate what went right, and what most closely met that vision. I went back and looked at a few of my favorites from the past year. Here they are, in no particular order:
Eastern Oregon TurbineThese wind turbines seem to be everywhere in my region. I can take you to a place near the Blue Mountains where you can literally see hundreds of them at a time. I liked how the clouds were so prolific that day, and I was able to capture some of the movement of the blades, which are said to be about 75 feet in length.
|Ilford Delta 100 in d-76, Red #25 filter.|
Hat Rock in Late Winter
This is the only image of the bunch that I sent out for processing. In this case, Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon. I was actually troubleshooting a problem with my Mamiya C330 and needed to see if it was in the camera or if there was a problem with my processing. Turns out I need a new seal job, something I'm undertaking in the next few weeks.
|Fujichrome Velvia 50, Mamiya C330 80mm f/2.8 lens|
Small Town OregonThe town of Condon, Oregon. There's some leakage in the bottom of this, which I attribute to some accidental flashing during processing rather than a problem with the camera itself. Nonetheless, I liked the feel of this one.
|Cinestill 50, Argus C3 with 50mm lens.|
Superette MarketI surprised myself by including this image here. Reds, oranges and a blue sky make for a nice combination when shot on Ektar. In fact, I've found that Ektar needs full sunshine to really work well. Taken near the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
|Kodak Ektar 100|
Macro FlowerI picked up a 25mm FD mount extension tube last fall and paired it with a Vivitar 28mm macro/closeup lens. Winter time is a great time to do macro when I'm caught inside. I've really been trying to improve my macro game by working on some lighting, and this is getting a lot closer to what I've been wanting to achieve.
|Canon AV-1. Ilford Delta 100, Vivitar 28mm lens with 25mm extension.|