Friday, November 30, 2012

Scanning Hasselblad negatives / making pizza

I went out this morning in unsettled weather. I haven’t shot my infrared converted D5000 too much at all, but I sure do like what this camera brings. This is looking up above Euchre Creek valley from the 101 near the old Ophir School.
Above sisters, Andrew D. Barron©11/30/12 [Infrared converted D5000]
There is a nearby spot that I often stop at. Here is a photograph from the Hasselblad from January:
Euchre creek marsh, Ophir, OR, Andrew D. Barron©12/29/11 [Hasselblad 500c/m]]
I had some plans on improving my computer hardware, but I had some trouble with the OS installation. I had also planned to be here through the weekend, but it turns out that I have a show on Saturday night in California’s gold county.

I figured out what is wrong with my Land Camera 330; the shutter release cable got kinked. I think I will be able to replace it.
Pinched shutter cable on Land Camera, Andrew D. Barron©11/30/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCam lite]
Okay, so I did bring up my scanner to review the many unscanned Hasselblad negatives. This is from my first roll of TriX in there from last December, here at Beacon Rock, up WA14 east of Camas.
Beacon Rock WA, Andrew D. Barron©December 2012 [Hasselblad 500c/m, TriX 400]
Beacon Rock WA, Andrew D. Barron©December 2012 [Hasselblad 500c/m, TriX 400]
I am using the an Epson V500. The included film holders only enable two frames of 120 film per load. So back in July I bought Lomography’s DIGITALIZA to hold strips of three. Finally after months and months, I put a template together for use in the Epson V500.
Template for DIGITALIZA in Epson V500, Andrew D. Barron©11/30/12 [iPhone 4S, 645 PRO, mCam lite]
Template for DIGITALIZA in Epson V500, Andrew D. Barron©11/30/12 [iPhone 4S, 645 PRO, mCam lite]
As has been a tradition for about two years now, we having our amazing homemade pizzas.
Pizza fixins, Andrew D. Barron©11/30/12 [iPhone 4S, 645 PRO, mCam lite]

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Long road quick visit

The weather wasn’t too nice for my brief return to Ophir. But I got out here and there anyway.
Above sisters, Andrew D. Barron©11/28/12 [iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic 260, mCam lite]
Got out my Polaroid Land Cameras:
From above Sisters Rocks, Andrew D. Barron©11/28/12 [Polaroid 330, FP100C]
My Land Cameras (100&330) have got pretty beat up on the road with Hellbound Glory. The multi-apertures of the 100 are great, but the light leaks are impressive. It has something to do with the 3000 speed film, but it could also be the bellows.
Entering Ophir, Andrew D. Barron©11/28/12 [Polaroid 100, FP3000B]
I wandered into to town after a burger at the Wedderburn store.
Gold Beach rainbow, Andrew D. Barron©11/28/12 [iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic 260, mCam lite]
Andrew D. Barron©11/28/12 [iPhone 4S, Hipstamatic 260, mCam lite]
Today was a quiet day. The plans I had did’t seem to work out (computer crap) so i just settled into my old mode here in Ophir.
Nesika Beach market rust, Andrew D. Barron©11/29/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCam lite]
Nesika puddle, Andrew D. Barron©11/29/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCam lite]
Apocalypse IPA, Andrew D. Barron©11/29/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCam lite]
After playing with the 6x6 tiff-file output, I learned of their new camera app, called the 645 PRO. Here is a raw file from the time the sun went down.
Euchre Creek marsh sunset, Andrew D. Barron©11/29/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCam lite]
Having a camera-raw output from the iPhone is a logical advance and I look forward to tinkering with it.

I am also trying to find some love for the wonderful loaner Hasselblad 500c/m. I scanned in some old negatives and hope to post them here shortly. I am very out of practice scanning film negatives. With this shot from January 2012, I am reminded again that I think I will have to get some kind of calibration software that knows what kind of film I used. This was Ektar 100. And I scanned it with the wrong side down. Sheesh.
Sunset above Cape Sebastian, Andrew D. Barron©1/1/12 [Hasselblad 500c/m]]
This double exposure was a problem with one of my film backs, only 6 frames later I was many hundreds of miles south getting out of the Oregon Gray.
Sunrise at Dolomite Mine, Imperial County, CA, Andrew D. Barron©1/9/12 [Hasselblad 500c/m]]

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mobile blogging test

Still having fun the with Polaroid 330, but not so much the scanning part.Here is a shot from this morning in Chico.
Downtown Chico leaves, Andrew D. Barron©11/23/12 [Polaroid 330, FP110C]

And one more from my phone in the MCam lite using the 6x6 camera app.
Chico front porch pumpkins, Andrew D. Barron©11/23/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCAM lite]
The initial post of this blog was made by emailing full resolution images to the blogger service. While this worked to get the pictures online easily, I didn’t like the default size. So I redid them. The upper photograph had fairly severe pincushion distortion from the mCAM lite’s wide angle lens which I repaired a little in Photoshop. The lens also exaggerates chromatic aberration, but it is a decent solution that is much faster than scanning the polaroid print.

There is much to like about my long awaited phone upgrade. I have some thoughts about the mCAM lite, but I will wait until I also get used to the new things found in the Hipstamatic 260 also.
Woodruff lane, Andrew D. Barron©11/23/12 [iPhone 4S, 6x6, mCAM lite]
I headed back to Reno for a really fun bluegrass jam and later played with Hellbound in South Lake Tahoe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back from the midwest

It is a long drive from Cincinnati to Reno. After the show Sunday night, we made it to Indianapolis. We got up Monday and made it all the way home (ended up being 36 more hours). This was sunset over Illinois:
Sunset in Illinois, Andrew D. Barron©11/4/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
The sun rose during my shift in Wyoming.
Sunset in Illinois, Andrew D. Barron©11/4/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
The trip was somewhere around 6,000 miles.

We had to cover a huge amount of miles for the shows after Iowa Falls. The folks at The 503 Bar were kind and generous. I guess we were the first to try out the 503 Flophouse; it was nice.
Sunset in Illinois, Andrew D. Barron©10/31/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
So we drove all the way across Iowa.
It's Okay, I'm With The Band, Andrew D. Barron©10/31/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
Somewhere in Iowa, Andrew D. Barron©10/31/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
That meant we were driving all day and pulling into the gigs after dark. Plus, the weather turned lousy. So my photography took a substantial nosedive. We played a Halloween show in Wisconsin, right near Dubuque Iowa. I borrowed this photo from the club’s fb page.
Bass for Hellbound Glory, Andrew Barron, The Sandy Hook Tavern, Hazel Green WI, Julie Griffin©10/31/12
The single 15 has been working for me since I started to pay attention to what Mike Therieau (now of Shurman in Austin) was up to back in 2006. Incidentally, Mike has some interesting things on YouTube:

The next day we had to drive all the way to Springfield Illinois. We dined at the Sunshine Diner, our last day with sunshine, in Dubuque.
Sunshine Diner, Dubuque IA, , Andrew D. Barron©11/1/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
The Old Canfield Hotel, Dubuque, IA, Andrew D. Barron©11/1/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
So like a yo-yo with a 500 mile string, we went to Springfield, then Chicago, then Columbus Ohio. Back to the very long road along the I-80
On the highway, Andrew D. Barron©11/1/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
On the highway, Andrew D. Barron©11/1/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]
On the highway, Andrew D. Barron©11/1/12 [Iphone 3G, Hipstamatic 190]

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