What I have been doing with my summer vacation…

Actually the title of this post is somewhat misleading. If you keep up with this blog you already know some of what I have been up to this summer; however, I have finally gotten past my negative digitizing roadblock and have a backlog of images for your viewing pleasure…

I have a few different series to show in this post and will start with a common favorite that I continually return to…buildings shot in (hopefully) interesting ways.

I love to shoot the buildings on campus, they have a few great features, and the monsoon clouds are always great…

Not everything is in Flagstaff, the Hotel St. Michael in Prescott for instance, another industrial composition…

Court house, Prescott, Ariz.

I went to the Flagstaff Farmer’s Market and took some pictures of the produce…

The observant (and consistent) blog reader will notice that there has not been a post featuring silver halide photography since at least June…although I carry a film camera almost everywhere with me and prefer to shoot film for non-client work, I have not been developing and scanning/digitizing it…As of Monday that all changed when I created my own film “scanner” out of my digital camera body, some card board and some other fun stuff…in fact you can read all about it here.

One more food/product shot…and we move on…

Like I mentioned earlier (and many of you know first hand) Arizona monsoons are amazing. The clouds are big and puffy, the landscape always vast and generally nice to shoot…

My personal favorite is this shot of a rain storm next to Granite Mountain in Prescott…

 

One more shot of a pond and on we go again…I have saved the best (or at least some of my favorites) for the end…now don’t you feel special for sticking with me for this long and going all the way to the end of the post?

Street portraits…ah, I love candid, or not, street portraiture…the challenge of meeting a person and capturing their personality/something about them on film in just a few minutes…sometimes I know the people but the best ones are often the ones you meet only briefly…like this guy, he was selling plants at the Flagstaff Farmer’s Market, we took this one home…

This strapping gentleman sells fingerling potatoes at the same market, we also took some home…

Ron doesn’t sell anything per se…he is a vast depository of knowledge though. Although he has moved on to Wyoming, I used to enjoy bullshitting with Ron at Macy’s Coffee in Flagstaff. Much like Farnham the town drunk in the original Diablo computer game (unlike Farnham Ron didn’t drink) he would talk a lot of shit, but if one had the patience to sift through all the other stuff, there were some real gems of knowledge/philosophy in there too…A common subject, the above is the last photo I took of Ron…

Ron eating…something…

Our good friend Matt Beaty of Vault Photography  out at the shooting range

Matt at a chemistry lab, so many optical devices…

One more…

Katie at some Mexican restaurant for lunch…

Katie at the creek…

Katie in my Aunt’s hay barn, gotta love that window light…

Mickey, my Aunt’s cat…

Your-Humble-Friend-And-Narrator…

Thanks for sticking with me for this unusually photo heavy (even for me) post…Now that I am up to date on a backlog of digitized negatives, they will be coming in much more consistent numbers…Next time we eat the camera…

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2 responses to “What I have been doing with my summer vacation…

  1. Great photos. You’ve go to love Yashica!

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