"I woke up Monday morning with severe chest pains. Can't move, can't breathe, face turning white chest pains. So I did what any red-blooded American male would do in the situation. I got in the car and drove straight to work."
Apparently, it's frowned upon to pull off the highway, jump a fence, and run into a random hay field just because you see a photo or 2 you really want to make. As it happens, "I'm just chasing the light." isn't an excepted excuse for trespassing. I had no idea. (even if I vaguely remember being told a time or twenty before.)
Over the past few years, I've been spending a lot of time photographing the places from my past. This includes a series of photos taken over the period of a few years. I've shot with the x-system cameras and film cameras and I never seem to run out of things to shoot when I go back.
There is an old dairy farm just down the road from where I live. I had a roll of HP5 with me and a "new" film camera to test one afternoon as I passed this place at sunset. Here are some of the frames from that roll. While I love my 4x5 large format camera, I would only have been able to take 1 or 2 of these shots had I been shooting with it. Sometimes 35mm is easier because I can make more photos in a shorter window of time. For a run-and-gun session Im happy with a couple of these.
Here is my video journal and photos from a hike to Kings Chair with the 4x5 Large Format camera rig. Wearing 70lbs of gear on your back makes for a tough hike even it's only 5 or 6 miles round trip. Two of these shots are for sale in my store.
Utah is a beautiful state. For anyone who has lived most their life in the southeast, it can be a little overwhelming. There are large stretches of road between towns and amazing views in every direction. Here are a few shots from my last trip out there.
I found myself in an area I love to photograph with a little time, a couple rolls of film, and a camera in my bag. I burned a roll of Ilford HP5 which I later developed in New 55's R5 Monobath. I love that stuff (even if it is the most toxic stuff I've ever used in the darkroom). There are a couple of print-worthy shots from the day which I'll eventually share, but here is the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.