Orchid Blossoms and an Experiment
Nikon FE, 50mm F1.8, Kodak Portra 800
Orchid blossoms from our impossible-to-kill gift given to us by wonderful friends. And all this time I thought orchids were hard to keep alive.
As you might be able to tell, this is an experiment in posting with a new format. I’m trying to decide if I like being able to view photographs simultaneously at the cost of their size. (Tumblr forces images posted in a “Text” entry to a maximum of 500px, versus the 700px I get if I post them as images.) I think I want photo sets to show all the photos right away, without having to click arrows; unfortunately the theme I’m using doesn’t allow this with a photo post, at least not in an attractive format. The other disadvantage to using a Text post is that I can’t click the image to view it large in the lightbox. 500px is 500px is 500px.
Is there anyone out there with an opinion on this? I really like my theme…I’m hoping to avoid having to shop for a new one. Note you’ll need to actually visit this page to comment via Disqus; obviously you can’t see what I’m talking about on your Tumblr dashboard.
Harper’s Ferry in the Fall
Nikon FE, Vivitar 28-90mm F2.8, Kodak Ektar 100
Someday, perhaps, I’ll give Harper’s Ferry a proper visit. We took the opportunity for a cursory look on a trip, since it was right on the way. The town is quite lovely from across the river. I found that once I was there, however, I had to get a little creative to find perspectives that interested me.
A Winter Walk in Black & White: Winter Decline
Konica Autoreflex TC, 50mm F1.7, Kodak Tri-X 400
I’m happy to report that the error with my recent black & white roll was merely scanning as color; Precision re-scanned the roll correctly and the results are quite pleasing.
And in other news, my good friend Ram sold me his Mamiya m645 1000s and its exquisite 80mm F1.9 prime, so I will be having some fun with that in the near future.