I have been taking photos with old box cameras recently. Below is a multiple exposure from a camera that is about 90 years old. The composition is totally done in the camera, in this case advancing the film a half frame at a time and composing the photo. You don’t know if it worked until you develop the film. I then digitize the film and work on things like contrast and toning.
Bethlehem Furnaces, Yesteryear
And the Moon was really there when I took the photo.
Halloween Photo, And The Moon Was Really There
We often hear the term, “Exit Strategy”, used relative to military, diplomatic and business operations. Think about it…
Fall means Halloween and so my first post in several months needs to be a haunting photo. This is from a series of photos I took of the E. H. Werner Power Station in South Amboy, NJ as it was being demolished.
Werner Power Station – Window No. 1
My study of Fort Pickens Casements began on February 2. I intend to publish this later as a slide show, but right now will just post a single photo until I figure out some new software for slide shows.
Powder Magazine, No. 1 – Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, FL
Fort Pickens is one of those massive masonry fortresses built for coastal defense prior to our Civil War. Most of the fortress and its 21,500,000 bricks have survived a war, a massive accidental explosion and numerous hurricanes. My visit extended over three days when the weather was less than ideal, punctuated by periods of rain and heavy fog. Because of these conditions, I spent most of my time photographing the gun casements and bastions. They were in most cases dark, damp and cold, but fascinating. The brickwork with the interlocking massive arches is fantastic!
Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Florida – Fog
I am going to post more of this series and an fuller explanation will appear in my next post, the one above this one…
Fort Pickens Casements No. 1
I am considering starting a study on deserted, highway, service buildings. I took a series of these while in New Mexico. These would include old truck stops, gas stations and restaurants.
Deserted Gas Station No. 1