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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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

New Mexico, 2015

By |December 12th, 2015|6 Things I Love About the F6, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Road Trippin'|

Sometimes returning to your roots is a good thing. When we lived in Santa Fe from the mid 90's 'til 2000 I was in a different phase of photography. In recent years I've enjoyed returning to this beautiful country with a better understanding of light - and how to coax [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pushing Kodak Ektar 2 Stops

By |August 27th, 2014|CLS (Creative Lighting System), Film Emulsions, Uncategorized|

As it turned out, shooting Ektar at ISO400 - while not something I'd have thought to do intentionally - produced great results. It allowed working with higher shutter speeds to combat a slight breeze shifting the flowers ever so slightly. Pushing Ektar also amplified the natural tendencies of this already vivid, contrasty film.

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