Finally getting rolls of color film back from my trip out to NYC in Oct. Was curious about Portra 800 film especially as to how it might work in NYC of all places, at night! So good. Theres some good shots in amongst the rest. NYC takes some learning in terms of how to shoot it. All pictures shown below were taken on a Hasselblad 501cm, with a 80mmCF lens and Portra 800 film which was then scanned on a Epson V700 and processed in Lightroom 5.
As part of an attempt to get more ideas out in the open (do more, talk about it less) a friend and I have been attempting to shoot one scene/idea a week. So far its been a success the fairytale pond idea kicking it off, followed by this the car sales man shoot, and after this ill dive into edits from last weeks shoot. Just need to try and carve out some time to catch up. Anyway- less talk, more do!!
And a Hasselblad. Recent trip to Canyonlands, Arches and Moab for work. Incredible spot on this fair planet. A place I need to get back to at some point to spend more time and explore. The desert is something else.
A few rolls back of Velvia, which i pretty much never get a chance to shoot on the hasselblad and i had the delight of getting some flash backs of the locations living in the states can provide to explore and shoot. Wide range of locations but all on the same film. Velvia does do wondorous things with color, just watch the exposure…
While travelling in Myanmar in February 2013, I managed to see a Buddha statue or two (what a surprise…). To say they come in all sizes and varieties is an understatement. Strangely as many as I saw while out exploring different sites, I never just walked by them. They always held my attention, grabbing me for a moment to stop and study their calm face or position.
Had some time after the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City to rent a car and explore the area outside of the main city blocks. After much discussion with some locals, and friends over several beers I had a loose plan worked out for a route taking in as much diversity as I could in the two days I had. First day saw a drive up and over Big Cottonwood through to Park City then south on some dirt roads, past a crumbling Olympics park and onto Provo. Heading north i missed the chance to see the big mine where all the metal for the Olympics is meant to come from, as it was closing time as I pulled up. Headed north and out on to the salt flats to catch a sunset spectacular.
Day two and I headed out to Antelope Island which may not seem like much but turned out to be rather a trip with its views back to the city across the reflective lake. Heat haze and clouds played all kinds of havoc with my sense of direction. Visited the Fielding Garr Ranch out on the island which has been inhabited for some 150 years. Heck of a place. After a look around, loaded back up into the cool AC of the VW rental and headed to Hill Air Force Base Museum. This FREE museum is freaking amazing even for someone who knows not so much about planes- I mean I know what a B52 is (and yes there was one) but… Spent as much time as I could here snapping away with the film camera mainly. Saw a bunch of old timers that I was stoked to stand next to (and under) before getting kicked out at closing (still taking pictures as I drove out the entrance). Get a chance- do it. All in all a good trip. Less Mormon then I would have thought and a nice way to end a rather hectic week.