February 22, 2006

PAW 8: February 20th


PAW 8: February 20th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
First time out with the Hasselblad Xpan II. This camera is truly a fine instrument and a joy to use, though a bit difficult to get used to, even for a guy who's used to rangefinders. This photo looks a bit like infrared, but in actuality I converted it from color (Fuji NPH) to black and white via the channel mixer in photoshop without altering the red end of the spectrum.

February 12, 2006

PAW 7: February 13th


PAW 7: February 13th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
It was a busy weekend, so just a simple still-life with some tulips my mother-in-law Francis gave to us. They're very unusual flowers with pointed, tightly wrapped petals.

February 05, 2006

PAW 6: February 6th


PAW 6: February 6th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
Another try at Polaroid transfers. This time I pre-soaked the Arches paper in warm water, peeled the film after on 10 seconds and lit it sit on the paper for 2 minutes before pulling away the negative.

January 29, 2006

PAW 5: January 30th


PAW 5: January 30th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
I've been trying to stick to "trees" the last few weeks while walking around Forest Park with my view camera. But this little stream appealed to me with its meandering curves and accommodating stones.

January 23, 2006

PAW 4: January 23rd


PAW 4: January 23rd
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
I went for a walk through Forest Park this past weekend and stopped to make a photo of this rather "weathered" white birch.

January 16, 2006

PAW 3: January 16th


PAW 3: January 16th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
Sitting in traffic on Long Island, NY, I grabed this photo holding the camera at arm's length and aiming out the passenger window. Blind luck that it encompassed the benches/trash and trees.

January 09, 2006

PAW 2: January 9th


PAW 2: January 9th
Originally uploaded by bradshimmin.
Every so often I return to alternative processes like this polaroid transfer. The resolution isn't quite "large format," but the soft tones are really appealing to me. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck with this. More work is in order, I think..