I was so captivated Joshua Tree National Park on my first visit I promised myself to return as soon as possible. Well, Covid-19 messed that up, but Chris and I plan to make it one of the stops on our first trips, whenever that might be.
Olympus EM5 with Lumix 20mm f1.7, processed in Snapseed.
I like to explore the backs of buildings, the less formal face if you will. Perhaps the equivalent of a casual portrait as opposed to a formal one. The building’s architect lets his guard down and what we see is often more interesting.
The light was beautiful with a clear blue sky and I had my camera, a Pentax 6X7 with 90mm lens loaded with my favorite film, Ilford FP4Plus, which I rated at ISO 100. I developed the film in PMK which was fantastic for rendering delicate high values without blocking up, and printed the negative on Ilford paper. I scanned the print on a an inexpensive Epson 4 in one printer and used Snapseed to remove the dust spots.
Informal portrait of Dan Burkholder at a workshop on alternative photo processes before COVID forced him to move classes to the internet. Dan is a well known lecturer, teacher, author of several books on photography processes, and master printer. I have attended several of his workshops and enjoyed them all. I look forward to the time things return to normal and I can join him for another class.
Olympus Pen-F with Lumix 42.5 f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed.