Exploratorius Redux

If it takes pictures, I use it.

Early Snow Fall

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Squaretop Mountain in the background
Green River Lakes Recreation Area, Wyoming
October 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Snow was lightly coming down as we were hiking the trail to Squaretop Mountain in Wyoming.  If you’ve never seen it in person, Squaretop Mountain and the surrounding peaks have a similar visual impact as the Yosemite Valley in California… maybe not quite as dramatic and grandeur, but still breathtaking in its beauty.  We didn’t walk much further on this day, but hope to return and explore much more in the future.

Happy B-Day, Kate!

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My sister, Kate
Rhyolite, Nevada — October 2016
Contax T + Zeiss Sonnar 38/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

I don’t have many photos of my sister, but this one continues to be my favorite.

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

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Buildings in the noonday sun
Bodie, California — October 2016
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Just picture perfect…

Expired Kodak Plus-X

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Looking east from the Eastern Continental Divide
Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia — April 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH II
Kodak Plus-X + T-MAX RS (stock) 5 minutes

I’m impressed with how well this 28-year-old film has held up; the results are almost as if I had used fresh film.

Hot Stuff

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Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming — October 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Anytime we pass by the Norris Geyser Basin, we always stop — even if it’s just for a brief visit.

Shooting With Antique Media

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Foreground study
Bear Rocks Preserve, West Virginia — April 2017
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH II
Kodak Plus-X + T-MAX RS (stock) 5 minutes

In this present day of digital media, how old is your photo gear?  Do you pride yourself on only shooting with the latest and greatest?  Perhaps your kit is a few years old and showing it?  Or maybe it’s well past it’s prime of five years or so and on its last legs? Continue Reading →

Hushed Stillness

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Trees at the shoreline
Horseshoe Lake Nature Preserve, Illinois — October 2017
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

Taken in southern Illinois during a trip to visit family.

Winter On The Beach

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Cindy on the beach
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina — January 2014
iPhone 5S + 30/2.2

Walking along the beach after the touron season has ended is always so much more satisfying… no crowds, no noise, no distractions, no intrusions, no… anything.  Just empty.

The wind is uninterrupted and blows sheets of fine sand across the surface of the beach.  There is a certain bite to the air, both from the temperature and the light sandblasting.  Ghost crabs scurry ahead of our passage and the occasional bird wheels above us to see if we offer a treat, while the dune grasses sway and bow as the weather fronts storm through.