The Light is Right

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Just right light © Steven Willard

Strong afternoon sidelight emphasized the textures and patterns in this garden vignette; it’s what makes the image work.

Pentax K5s with legacy Pentax FA 50mm f1.4 lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Location, Location, Location

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Location is important © Steven Willard

I couldn’t tell which was here first, the church or plant right next door. I would assume the plant doesn’t operate on Sundays, still.

Olympus EM5 with 20mm lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Joshua Tree National Park © Steven Willard

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.

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The Outcast

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

The Outcast © Steven Willard

I kept an eye on this tree, standing alone in the field, waiting for the trees in the background to lose their leaves for tonal separation. Then one day there it was.

Panasonic G3 with Lumix 20mm f1.7 processed in Snapseed.

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On the Bridge

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry
On the Bridge © Steven Willard

Traffic was stopped due to repairs on the bridge, fortunately my camera was on the seat beside me. It only took a moment to make a couple of exposures and traffic was on the move again.

Olympus Pen F with 25mm f1.8 lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Weathered Wood

Photography

 

Weathered Wood © Steven Willard

The weather takes a toll.

Olympus OMD EM1 MkII with 40-150mm f2.8 Pro zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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Almost sunset

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Almost sunset © Steven Willard

Sunset at 5:42 here on the last day of February, grey skies and ice on the lake.

Olympus Pen F with Laowa 7.5mm f2, processed in PS Express and Snapseed.

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Connecticut River Museum

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Connecticut River Museum © Steven Willard

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.

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Ice on the Hudson

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Ice on the Hudson © Steven Willard

This image was made on the path to the Saugerties lighthouse. It is a three frame stitched pano processed in Snapseed.

Olympus OMD EM1 MKII with Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro zoom.

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World Trade Memorial

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

World Trade Memorial © Steven Willard

A look back at the World Trade Center Memorial.

Pentax K5IIs with Pentax 15mm f4 DA lens processed with Snapseed.

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