As we end this year we’d like to thank everyone who has followed and supported us and our blog. We are honored to be able to share our work with you and appreciate each and everyone who has liked, commented and followed us in this venture.
Today we’re posting another one of Marks’ images taken in Bulow Woods. This was taken in a swamp which usually has about a foot of standing water. The day we were there it was dry.
Debating the shot
The base of each of the trees shows where the water level used to be. There’s amazing photographic material in those trees. Exposed roots make for wonderful texture. We could spend days there and not run out of material.
Film used was Ilford FP4 and Marks used the Adox Golf 63 folding camera.
Happy New Year
See you all in 2013. We wish you good health (can’t buy that) and happiness (ditto). Wealth would be nice but just enough to support our photographic habit. 🙂
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During these grey December days it’s nice to look back at some shots we managed to get the one day that it was beautiful Florida weather. Here’s some more of the Florida Woods shots with both the Holga 120N and the Adox Golf 63.
The next image was shot by Marks while we were traipsing deep into Bulow woods. He used the Adox Golf 63 and Ilford FP4 film. If you look very carefully you will see me (Joey) dwarfed by these wonderful pines, oaks, palm trees and palmetto bushes.
Dwarfed by Florida Woods
The following is a shot of this lovely little creek deep in the woods. Very dark conditions even though it was a bright sunny day. The light really filters very marginally in through the dense canopy of trees.
Creek in the Woods
This was shot with the Holga 120N. I can see now that we’re going to have to add some more tape to take care of the extra light leakage at the top of the frame. This plastic camera obviously expands and contracts with the changing temperatures and that day it was cool, therefore, it had contracted allowing more light to leak in. A little light leaking in is fine and I can live with that but this was a little bit too much. I do love the vignetting though. What do you think?
It’s a dismal rainy Saturday here in Florida. No sunshine to speak of. Just heavy grey clouds and lots of wet stuff. It could be worse though, it could be snowing. Guess we’ll just take the rain over snow any day.
Today’s images are some more from our beautiful day in the woods. The oak tree roots were taken by me (Joey) with the Holga 120N using Ilford HP5.
Oak Tree Roots
Marks took the following woodsy scene using the Adox Golf 63 folding camera loaded with Ilford FP4.
Florida Woods bathed in Sunlight
The above is a more open area in the woods. Lovely for photographing. Some of the areas we frequent provide some challenges when it comes to working with tripods and medium format cameras.
You can see the difference in tones between the two film types. Both films were developed in our darkroom using Xtol 1:1.
Have a wonderful Saturday and thanks for viewing our blog.
We were out playing with my Holga 120N and Marks’ Adox Golf 63 folding camera and thought we’d share some of these results with you.
Come into my web
This one was taken by Marks with the Adox folding camera. It’s hard to see the size of this spider but I can attest to the fact that he was pretty big. Marks shot this on Ilford FP4 which was developed in Xtol 1:1.
Holga in Florida Woods
The above was shot with the Holga 120N. See the light leaks around the top and bottom center of the image? Also the vignetting around the edges which draw the eye into the center of the image. Those are some of the qualities of the Holga plastic lens. Each Holga is slightly different and will, therefore, have different effects. Film used was Ilford HP5 developed in Xtol 1:1.
Enjoy and have a wonderful day.
We were driving home from St Augustine one afternoon when we noticed this really unusual cloud vortex. The following was shot through the car windscreen (and, yes, it’s digital….Although we hate to admit it). We believe that the unusual formation might have occurred as the result of a cold front passing through the area.
Cloud Vortex – Unusual
The following was one of the most unusual things I’ve ever seen, a lizard shedding its skin. Now you know I didn’t go inside, load film in a camera and come back out again…..right? I’m going to have to admit for the purpose of capturing this I grabbed the first camera that was available and that was the digital. This little guy was so busy trying to rid himself of a “skin that used to fit” that he was oblivious to me or the camera. He just carried on using his feet, mouth etc to remove his old “coat”. Here’s one of the best of the many images I shot that day.