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Scanning with Nikon LS-5000 Time Machine

By |June 14th, 2017|From the Past, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Places, Slide Film|

Champs Elysees, France 1957 For the past few months I've been working on scanning/archiving slides for my family. It's a big job - many hundreds of a mixture of very old (late 1950's) to just sort of old - made in the last few decades. Gornergrat, Switzerland 1957 Several reoccurring thoughts travel my mind as I [...]

Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument, Utah

By |October 21st, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Places, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

I first visited the northern region of the Escalante Staircase area years ago after reading an article on the Burr Trail -but that's another story. More recently (back in 2007) I hit it from the south, having come up one night from Flagstaff and checked into a hotel in Page, Arizona just off Hwy 89. There was a large canvas hanging [...]

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 - some for the first time, others back for another go. [...]

4042n: Poudre Canyon, Cameron Pass, Jackson County, Rand, Walden

By |June 3rd, 2015|4042n, Destinations, Places, Vintage Nikon|

From a recent 4042n jaunt to one of my favorite stomping grounds: North Park, Colorado. North Park is still old Colorado and I like that very much. Recent rains and early spring conditions (March 26) made for muddy travel but no catastrophies were had. Rustic Inn vintage sign along Colorado Highway 14's Poudre Canyon. Larimer County, Colorado (2015) Nikon [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 2

By |November 22nd, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

Chapter 2: San Luis, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico One of my great joys in life is driving; to simply wander and explore with a camera; and once in a while to answer that perennial question - what's down this road, or around the next bend? The drive from San Luis, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico has to be one [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 1

By |October 31st, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

The Arrow Motel, Espanola, New Mexico (2014). Nikon F4s, Kodak Portra 400 In each blog post I attempt to roll in an application to the F6. The F6 is, after all, the reason for this site - and why so many people come here: to read about it. For this series of posts in the spirit of "try something new... you [...]

Terra Firma

By |October 24th, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places|

Terra Firma: Landscape Photographs from Around the United States: Comprised of color images from around the United States, Terra Firma focuses on the land. A seemingly endless variety of landscapes lie within Terra Firma: topographic features from slot canyons to grand canyons; from ant hills to foothill; front mountain ranges to still, quiet vallies and everything in between

Little Snake River Valley

By |June 29th, 2014|4042n, Destinations, Places, Uncategorized|

I've been wanting to explore the Little Snake River Valley for years. The Little Snake River Valley sits along the Colorado/Wyoming state line and follows the Little Snake River as it tumbles out of the western flank of Colorado's Park Range. The Little Snake is a tributary of the larger Yampa River, meandering westward in and out of Colorado and [...]

Fear and Loathing in Bushnell, Nebraska

By |November 2nd, 2013|4042n, Destinations, Places|

When two strangers approach on a lonesome stretch of road with no others around and darkness coming, the meeting could go any number of ways. We were both heading for life lesson. The sudden emergence of unmistakable ignorance changes everything. It’s at that point you realize further discussion is pointless and - one way or another - it's best if the conversation simply ends.