Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Morning Coffee: Home With A New "Hammer"

On Sunday the weather finally cleared up with warm - 50's - temperatures along with a bright sun.  Great time to be out and about with cameras.

Where to go?  Had several locations in mind but since the previous week was one of a long slow health recovery, decided to stick close to My Midwest headquarters.  With Liah sleeping, packed up and headed out.

Photographing a familiar place can be a challenge.  Having seemingly seen it many times over a number of years, obtaining something fresh and different is often difficult.

While not certain that this part of the journey was successful, did return with a number of acceptable results.  

   Richmond, Indiana.

   Richmond, Indiana.

An element of the wander was to check out a new piece of equipment.  In a effort to reduce the total amount of photographic equipment, obtained a new (12 - 100mm) lens to replace two (12 - 40mm and a 40 - 100mm) lenses.

The above photographs were captured with the new lens. They certainly suggest that the replacement lens is a perfectly good one and the camera bag is now a touch lighter and easier to carry.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Warren - A Special Place

   Warren, Indiana.

For unknown reasons certain locations are more photographic attractive to visit than other places.  For example, Union City, Indiana is one. 

Recently, after several recent outings, Warren, Indiana is another that keeps calling - come back.  Not at all clear why this is but the place has a karma that speaks to me.  

While have posted some two weeks of Warren images from the most recent trips, feel that have missed something.  Will give it a bit if rest till later in the Spring/Summer but believe that a return is necessary.    

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Morning Coffee: Returning

Brief health update: Liah's health issues have returned.  We were both up most of friday night and made an early saturday morning trip to the vet where she was treated with pain reducing medicine.  On returning home, she slept the rest of the day.  Begining today, she is scheduled for additional daily followup treatments.
Needless to say there are no rural Ohio morning walks in our near future.
Some five years ago, traveled to and photographed in Warren, Indiana.  One result was:  

      Warren, Indiana.
On returning this year, the above view has been replaced with this scene.
       Warren, Indiana. 

Seems that In the early morning hours of December 22, 2017 people, living above a bicycle shop, woke to the smell of smoke. They escaped unharmed, but within an hour, fire had consumed a century-old building, displacing three families and two businesses.
Once again, it is important to return and record what, if anything, has changed.

Friday, March 9, 2018

TGIF: Adding To The Tool Box

Our health issues are receding enough so that by next week should be able to extend morning walks and return again to wandering about rural Ohio.  
   Le Roy, Illinois.

This is a scanned 35mm black and white film image.  

Becoming more and more interested in monochrome film images along with film scanning to produce a digital file. 

Not certain what it is, but there is something about the quality that film offers that a digital capture doesn't provide. 

While  continuing with digital, will also explore analog possibilities.