Thursday, December 6, 2007

petaluma adobe

the adobe in petaluma and one of my favorite subjects - cactus.
i love the shapes and that it is sort of a retro plant. reminds me of early california. this was taken with a holga camera and then scanned and tinted and 'painted' in photoshop. i usually print these in the darkroom but i had the neg and wanted to see the image so i opted for the scan. i am pretty satisfied with the image. as a matter of fact i love it. the holga is such a cool little thing. i am so attracted to the way it takes a picture. sometimes i take the plastic piece out of the camera - the piece that defines your borders - then you get an irregular border with very blurry edges and a more noticeable focus in the center. i also love having the ability to tint and image in photoshop. since agfa is no longer a force on the earth i cannot get 118-a and that is a damn shame. the most beautiful paper for just about anything.
so i was checking out a blog the other day from a woman who is not even a photographer and she takes a picture and posts it every so i was thinking it is pretty lame that i am not taking at least a photo a day - sometimes i go a week without taking one. i am going to make it my goal to take at least as many as someone who doesn't do it for a living.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

brooklyn bridge

so here is an image that i really love. i entered this in the ipa photo competition and won an honorable mention. maybe next year i will actually make the top 3. the brooklyn bridge is an incredibly beautiful structure. they don't make them like that anymore that's for sure. i suppose that's why so many photographers turn their lens in that direction. the flag looks dwarfed and sort of insignificant- or maybe sad and tired. i think it is actually how the flag is feeling right now. at least to me it seems that way. it's really how i am feeling about our country - very sad and very tired.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

blue dude

well i am back and just picked an image i really like to add to the blog. i won't say anything about the image. it's one of those you can just think about.
made some cool images at the rodeo last week so i will post one soon.
it's summer and time for carnivals and rodeos and fairs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

old trucks

the end of a really long day... took some beautiful images of a friend who is pregnant. i edited them today and just love them. my husband is on the road - michigan - to be exact. so i picked a photo of an old truck that i saw at a car show here in petaluma. who doesn't like old cars? they have an irresistible quality to them. i happen to have one myself and she actually has a name. i never thought i would name a vehicle.
i am committed to making the time to do more photography for myself. it's not something that i have a choice about - it's who i am - it's what i love.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

little cowboy

this little guy was at the rodeo in covelo. an indian town in northern california.
he had such an attitude. i have a front shot of him that is even better. i love
photographing the rodeo and all the things going on there. usually there is a carnival
or fair of some sort that is great for photos too.
i am in bed waiting for my husband to get out of the shower so we can watch a movie.
do men spend more time in the bathroom than women???
so with all this time i decided to post an image.
i have had such a desire to just take off in the car and go some place i haven't
been and take photos. i love the photo road trip. hmmmm gas is $3.34 here.
we will see how far i get.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

this is one of my favorite images. pre-katrina new orleans, french quarter.
kodak 3200 with my trusty pentax me super and a 50mm lens.
printed on agfa paper no longer available.
i will post a few more from n.o.
i don't think i could have taken the same photos with my digital camera.
it just has a different feel. it's hard to describe. i thought that it had
something to do with not having a full frame image finder. but i got one and
that has not changed the feeling. i think it's better but still not the same
i do think that the best thing i can do is not look at the images after i shoot.
i think there is an artistic disconnect that happens when a person stops
to look at the images on the back of the camera. besides it looks goofy.