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Pushing Ilford HP5+ to ISO1600 with the Nikon F6

By |May 12th, 2017|Black and White, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Push/Pull|

Over Christmas we had the opportunity to visit Chicago again. Growing up in the suburbs I'd never had occasion to overnight in the city, with home being only 30 miles away. This trip we decided it was time we changed that. Harry Caray's, Chicago, Illinois Part of the Chicago at [...]

Night Vision (sort of); or Custom Setting B5 (Extended Shutter Speeds)

By |March 24th, 2017|6 Things I Love About Shooting the F6, B5 Extended Shutter Speed, Black and White, Custom Settings Menu (CSM), Technical Features|

Out of the box the F6 is set to display possible shutter speeds from 1/8,000 of a second to 30 seconds. After 30 seconds the camera has the customary "bulb" setting, allowing you to trip the shutter manually (with something like the MC-30 cable release) for as long an exposure as [...]

Nikon F6 + CLS (Creative Lighting System)

By |November 11th, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Accessories, Black and White, CLS (Creative Lighting System), Technical Features|

One of the key attributes of the F6 is the circuitry contained to run the Nikon Creative Lighting System, or CLS. While common among digital cameras, no other Nikon film SLR contains this ability. If you're not using your F6 + CLS you're missing out on one of the wonderful features that make the F6 unique.

Road Trip: Valley of the Gods National Monument, Utah

By |October 29th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow, Road Trippin'|

Good by ol’ desert rat, Ya half crazy wild cat. You knew where it was at, what life’s all about. Ya saver of catalogs, King of the prairie dogs, success is survival and you toughed it out, You toughed it out.

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico (2016)

By |October 16th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Longevity, Places, Road Trippin'|

One of the things I've looked forward to each year since - forever - is my fall trip. This year it was down to the Four Corners area of the US and covered territory in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah then back in Colorado. We visited a handful of awe-inspiring destinations - [...]