Photography

Since 1977 photography has been one of my hobbies. I prefer to work in black and white, and I roll, develop and print my own pictures. I have developed color film, but won't try that again.

I use Nikon equipment and have a 20 year old FE body and Nikkor lens set: 28mm f3.5, 50mm f1.8, 135mm f3.5, and 200mm f4. I also have a Vivitar 80-200mm f4.5 zoom, but I don't use it much anymore. I also have a Sunpack 522 potato masher and a Nikon SS-15 flash. I use the MD-12 motor drive as a standard attachment.

I have "inherited" a complete color darkroom set and have just begun getting back into the whole processing thing. I seem to be having problems with graininess, but I'll figure it out soon. I have been photographing the ferries up here - Washington State has a fairly extensive ferry system. The area is also ripe with opportunities for nature photography.

My grand father was a portrait photographer for a while, and I now have his 1930's vintage 5x7 view camera. He built it himself. I have had it appraised as worthless, but it means something to me. I need to have the bellows replaced, it is full of pinholes. I sealed many of them with liquid electricians tape, a thick, liquid plastic with excellent adhesive and light blocking qualities. But for every hole I see and block, two more seem to show up. I am looking forward to learning how to use it properly.

Here are thumbnail images of some of what I have done so far. Click on a thumbnail to view a larger version of the image:

Sunset Over Deming, 2000
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Sunset Over Deming, Too 2000
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Mountain Pass California, 2000
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Mt St Helens, 2000
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Leaves, 1996
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Warf, 2000
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Dock, 1999
Dock
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Riders, 1999
Riders
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The Green Light
Tree. RAF Fairford, UK
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Sunset over the RAF Fairford Flightline
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Big Ben, London
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Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London
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Sunset Over Sorrento, Italy.
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Storm over the RAF Fairford Flightline
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Nighttime
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The Furniture Factory, Goffstown, NH.
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