Wednesday, August 31, 2011

These days

There has been much slope failure near Humbug. This slide north of the mountain is a doozy.
Landslide on the 101, Andrew D. Barron©8/28/11
There was an abandoned building that burned down. I was away shooting at Port Orford Heads, so I missed photographing the blaze.
Burned building at sunset, Andrew D. Barron©8/28/11
I hiked Humbug on Sunday. I have shot there several times so I just trudged up the mountain but got this at the summit.
The view from Humbug summit, Andrew D. Barron©8/28/11
On the way down:
Trail vegetation, Andrew D. Barron©8/28/11
I made some tea at sunset.
Tea at sunset, Andrew D. Barron©8/28/11
On Monday,
Old bar, Andrew D. Barron©8/29/11
I went up to Port Orford some more errands. South of town I stopped for this:
Sea Crest hotel Port Orford, Andrew D. Barron©8/29/11
With infrared:
Sea Crest hotel Port Orford, Andrew D. Barron©8/29/11

We all got holes to fill, them holes are all that’s real.
Some fall on you like a storm, sometimes you dig your own.
The choice is yours to make, time is yours to take.
Some dive into the sea, some toil upon the stone.
Townes Van Zandt
To Live Is To Fly


I got out some today. The clouds and the sun captured my attention each time I looked. This first one is a three shot mosaic from the old Sony DSC-H1.
Ophir Clouds, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11
A two shot mosaic from the same place, looking up.
Ophir Clouds, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11
Some time later at Otter Point:
Ring around the sun, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11
For a moment the sun looked much like an eye. Here I channel swapped the the infrared camera.
Infrared sun, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11
Through the sunglasses and a ND4 on the P6000.
Sun and clouds, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11
As the day wore one, this is was over the sea at Otter Point.
Infrared sun, Andrew D. Barron©8/30/11

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Port Orford Heads (III)

This was yesterday. Clouds are great for the infrared camera.
Spooky clouds, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
I intended to have a nice hike, and I made it up to Port Orford.
Refueling in Port Orford, Andrew D. Barron©8/27/11
It seemed like a good day to walk down to the cove at Port Orford Heads. It is the kind of place that I really like shooting infrared. It was good to have only two cameras.
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In true color (guess I am getting carried away with these lens flares).
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Clouds Sunsets Junk

This instant film shot goes properly with the grown over blog.
Instax 210 at abandoned home, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
There seems to me a growing interest in the Fuji Instax 210, the heir-apparent to integral film cameras. This image had a digital version a few days ago. The instax image is nice, but the scan is not as rich in blue contrasts as the print.
Instax 210: Clearing over the Pacific, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
The clouds have been interesting lately. This appeared out of a dense, low-lying cluster and grew across the sky.
Clouds, Andrew D. Barron©8/24/11
There are interesting shots from my infrared dslr that will have to be dealt with. It seems I missed sunset on the the 24th, but I went out for a brilliant one Thursday the 25th. Here is a two shot composite from Euchre Creek marsh:
Sunset approches, Euchre Creek marsh, Andrew D. Barron©8/25/11
As beautiful as Sisters Rocks are, I find little compositional variation. I know I have shot this before. It is a majestic location.
Sunset at Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/25/11
So turned south a few miles. With the strips of clouds that formed late in the day, I was treated to some beautiful reflections.
Sunset south of Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©8/25/11
Clouds reflect pastel sunset, Andrew D. Barron©8/25/11
The project to wire an auxiliary input for the Sony ZS-XN30 boombox went fine. I wired in a male 1/8” plug and disabled the radio. Quick and dirty. Sounds great.
Sony ZS-XN30 auxiliary input mod, Andrew D. Barron©8/22/11
I removed the telescoping radio antenna and ran the cable through the hole.
Sony ZS-XN30 input modification, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
I probably should have wired in the physical ground (a small wire that grounds the now disconnected radio board to the chassis). I detect a very quiet hum.

On Friday I checked out the big thrift event in the region benefitting the local hospice care. It was the largest collection of people I have seen gathered in Curry County. A quick run through of the cruddy 35mm cameras from and I was out of there. Almost. I wasted this $1 to take a picture of the Polaroid iZone. We had these cameras for a couple of holiday seasons near the turn of this century. Ha! Funny for me to say that. It made instant film prints the same size as 35mm negatives. They were fun.
Polaroid iZone camera and the Patterson Bridge, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
I-Zone cameras were introduced in 1999. Film was discontinued in 2006. The unrelated Apple iMac debuted the year before, and the now ubiquitous ipod appeared late in 2001. The original Polaroid-brand batteries were corroded in place. After changing them, sparks and popping sounds started as the flash charged. The sparks were visible through the translucent case. Anyway, I left excited to research some of the darkroom supplies for sale, including a Rollei enlarger. On the way, I stopped in the middle of the street. I think the Instax 210 got it best.
Instax 210 at Ocean Way underpass, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
Late in the evening, after sundown, the dredge that has been working at the mouth of the Rogue was seen through the Pioneer cemetery.
Dredging ship, Gold Beach, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11
Tonight again the crepuscular rays appeared about 20 minutes after sunset. They have something to do with residual aerosols in the atmosphere.
Crepuscular rays after sunset, Andrew D. Barron©8/26/11

Thursday, August 25, 2011

110 Cartridges

I sent in six rolls of film, including three 110 cartridges I have been shooting with since July. Film speed for 110 was originally set by a physical difference in the cartridge. If the tab on the far right was short, then it was fast film. I think that means asa400 as seen in the lower cartridge marked Kodacolor 400. In later years, fast film came in long tab, slow cartridges, like the more recent (2002) Kodak Gold asa400.
110 film cartridges, Andrew D. Barron©8/17/11
My minolta 110 zoom slr has a mechanism to select between fast and slow film. However, the Gold asa400 is in a long tab, slow cartridge. Luckily there is an exposure adjustment on the camera. I set the exposure to -2, since asa100 is the default speed. Film speeds are more like a denominator, so half of 1/100 is 1/200 (-1), and half again, 1/400 (-2) is where I set it.

Continuing on with my dslr-like images from the little P6000 by adding a 1.7x tele adapter and a +1 closeup filter. This is repeat; no adapters here, and below with 1.7x tele and +1 close up filter.
Flower, 1.7x and +1 closeup filter, Andrew D. Barron©8/23/11
Here, some dust steals the scene:
Table, 1.7x and +1 closeup filter, Andrew D. Barron©8/23/11
The light was beautiful last night (8/23), and I like this unusual depth of field on this type of camera. Sure sure, I should just get a $2000 dslr and be done with it. But that wouldn’t be very much fun.
Kiwi plant, 1.7x and +1 closeup filter, Andrew D. Barron©8/23/11
I went north to catch sunset. Afterwards, here south of Sisters Rocks a few miles (infrared), I noticed the interference pattern of incoming wave sets.
Interference patterns in ocean waves, Andrew D. Barron©8/23/11
For the last two nights, 10-20 minutes after sunset there have appeared crepuscular rays in the sky. On this night, the same thing appeared above the Czech Republic.
Sunset over the pacific with crepuscular rays, Andrew D. Barron©8/23/11

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