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Scott Schroeder
11-Jul-2014, 19:19
In another thread, Jonathan mentioned all the photos we miss because the place/scene disappears or changes.
That really struck a chord because I've had that happen dozens of times just driving to and from work.
Have a couple right now I'd love to take.......

Anyway, how about a thread where we share the ones we did finally pull over or "get to" that you're glad you did?
I drove past this sycamore grove countless times. I'd see them through the change of seasons and always liked them without the leaves.
I finally dragged my wetplate stuff to the closest place I could park.
There are many things I'd do differently but I'm just glad I finally made the effort.

Maybe I'll get to one of those on the list this weekend.
You never know when they'll widen a highway or build a new apartment complex or .....

http://schroederworks.com/Wetplate/SpiceWoodSpringsFeb2011003.jpg

jbrianfoto
11-Jul-2014, 19:32
I like this just as it is, if it were me, I wouldn't go back and reshoot. I think you nailed it the first time, very nice.

jcoldslabs
11-Jul-2014, 21:02
I shot this in June of 2011. Within a year the empty lot in the foreground became a high-rise apartment building so this unobstructed vantage point of the marquee is gone forever.

Pacemaker Speed Graphic, 178mm f/2.5 Aero Ektar, Polaroid Type 54.


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/T54-Hollywood-Theater-Sign.jpg

Jonathan

Scott Schroeder
11-Jul-2014, 21:12
Good deal Jonathan. I bet you have some 'mind shots' out there you might want to look into before they're gone. Kinda like a little motivation ;-)

jcoldslabs
11-Jul-2014, 21:43
I bet you have some 'mind shots' out there you might want to look into before they're gone.

I do, absolutely. One involves a cemetery so I think I'm safe, but you never know. So many things we take for granted as unchanging change more than we realize and sooner than we expect. I was telling Austin that there was this old market not five blocks from here with a peeling, faded and weathered sign that I drove past for five years and kept meaning to stop and shoot. Then overnight it was remodeled into a spiffed-up chain convenience store and the old sign was gone. Drats.

J.

EDIT: The sycamores make a lovely plate, by the way.

Andrew Plume
12-Jul-2014, 08:46
I shot this in June of 2011. Within a year the empty lot in the foreground became a high-rise apartment building so this unobstructed vantage point of the marquee is gone forever.

Pacemaker Speed Graphic, 178mm f/2.5 Aero Ektar, Polaroid Type 54.

good work, good for you, plenty of atmosphere there

rgds, andrew


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/T54-Hollywood-Theater-Sign.jpg

Jonathan

jcoldslabs
12-Jul-2014, 11:40
Don't be too sure about cemetaries...Photograph it while you can.

Indeed. The two cemeteries I have in mind are not formal, gated ones but old pioneer plots full of crooked stones that are now surrounded by roads and convenience stores. It makes me sad to see these headstones marooned unceremoniously among passing cars and shops.


good work, good for you, plenty of atmosphere there

Thanks, Andrew.





And it's not just things and places that need capturing before they're gone. We had to put our seventeen year-old Cairn terrier to sleep last week. She had a good, long life and I took many photos of her over the years, but it always seems I could have taken more.


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/665---Abby-on-Couch-r2.jpg

Jonathan

Michael Cienfuegos
12-Jul-2014, 12:24
Indeed. The two cemeteries I have in mind are not formal, gated ones but old pioneer plots full of crooked stones that are now surrounded by roads and convenience stores. It makes me sad to see these headstones marooned unceremoniously among passing cars and shops.



Thanks, Andrew.





And it's not just things and places that need capturing before they're gone. We had to put our seventeen year-old Cairn terrier to sleep last week. She had a good, long life and I took many photos of her over the years, but it always seems I could have taken more.


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/665---Abby-on-Couch-r2.jpg

Jonathan

It is hard to put a little friend to sleep. I still miss my little Scottie. She was a wonderful companion. I's so sorry for the loss of your little friend. :(


m

Pfiltz
12-Jul-2014, 17:52
I drive by this house every Sat/Sun a.m.'s.

This trip, I saw the fog, and took off to the studio, grabbed the camera and film holder, and snapped off two of these.

http://www.keepsakephotography.us/4x5/Fog.jpg

Scott Schroeder
13-Jul-2014, 07:12
Excellent! That's the scenario I was talking about.
If I see a scene from the car it makes it hard sometimes to actually go and photograph it.
Most of the time I can't get the same composition except in the middle of the road....
But it does feel good when you FINALLY make the effort.

I passed this little forest on a corner lot dozens and dozens of times.
About 20 feet in was an old plastic chair being 'taken' by the forest.
I always wanted to photograph that damn thing...
Now it's post office.

Emil Schildt
17-Jul-2015, 06:39
sorry for hijacking this but Scott Schroeder: your inbox is full... and I can't answer your question... :)

Vaughn
17-Jul-2015, 08:05
Commuting to work on the highway between Eureka and Arcata by bicycle, I would pass some small sheds along a fence line -- pasture behind. Afer a few years of looking at the scene as I rode by, I finally got up early one Sunday and took the 8x10 and made a 4x10 image. The neg made a good carbon print. Later that winter, a wind storm took out most of the trees and the sheds. Almost missed it! Do not have a digital copy of the image available.

Scott Schroeder
17-Jul-2015, 09:01
Emil, I made some space.

I have a shed I really need to photograph. It's in a pasture just off an access road. I usually see four horses in from of it. It has cool graffiti paintings all over it. However, they are starting to bulldoze all around it. Not sure if they plan to take it down or not. I haven't seen the horses in awhile so that part might be too late.....

johnmsanderson
17-Jul-2015, 11:41
Most recently on my trip to the plains states and Wyoming and Montana.

I have an ongoing series called Fallen Flags (http://www.john-sanderson.com/photography/fallen-flags/)

It's a document of Streamlined locomotives scattered all over the country. Some are in museums, others are in parking lots, this one found its resting place at 1880's Town near Murdo, South Dakota.

I had mapped out where these are located along the route to Wyoming. I had been planning to photograph this particular locomotive for over a year. The day I planned to arrive here was late in the day -- to catch light on the nose. My day began early with photography across South Dakota of Railroad Landscapes -- grain silos, small towns, lone trees against the vast expanse of the Great Plains. I felt the day was pretty fruitful so far -- but as I began my final approach to photograph this locomotive, I encountered some nasty weather. Driving along I-90 the sky darkened dramatically and everything was near pitch-black as rain came down in buckets and traffic on the interstate decreased to a snail's pace. I was resigned to my fate.

As I got nearer to my destination, the sky was still very dark and rain continued to fall. I began working with the medium format camera and suddenly the sky began to break apart in the West, where the sun was falling. I saw an opportunity and as the rain stopped I grabbed my 8x10 and placed the camera in-front of the locomotive. I shot one sheet out of fear : having traveled this far from New York I didn't want to leave here without something -- even if it's not perfect. So I waited longer but time was running out. After praying to St. Ansel and the Gods of Photography, the sky cleared and this is what unfolded in front of me. The sculptural quality of these locomotives in context of their surroundings is what interests me. Having shot this on a sheet of 8x10 Ektachrome is like candy.

http://www.john-sanderson.com/files/gimgs/29_murdo0014.jpg

mathieu Bauwens
17-Jul-2015, 12:07
That's gorgeous, John !

johnmsanderson
17-Jul-2015, 12:36
thanks mathieu -- right place right time!

Iluvmyviewcam
17-Jul-2015, 13:02
In another thread, Jonathan mentioned all the photos we miss because the place/scene disappears or changes.
That really struck a chord because I've had that happen dozens of times just driving to and from work.
Have a couple right now I'd love to take.......

Anyway, how about a thread where we share the ones we did finally pull over or "get to" that you're glad you did?
I drove past this sycamore grove countless times. I'd see them through the change of seasons and always liked them without the leaves.
I finally dragged my wetplate stuff to the closest place I could park.
There are many things I'd do differently but I'm just glad I finally made the effort.

Maybe I'll get to one of those on the list this weekend.
You never know when they'll widen a highway or build a new apartment complex or .....

http://schroederworks.com/Wetplate/SpiceWoodSpringsFeb2011003.jpg



Beautiful!

Iluvmyviewcam
17-Jul-2015, 13:04
I shot this in June of 2011. Within a year the empty lot in the foreground became a high-rise apartment building so this unobstructed vantage point of the marquee is gone forever.

Pacemaker Speed Graphic, 178mm f/2.5 Aero Ektar, Polaroid Type 54.


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/T54-Hollywood-Theater-Sign.jpg

Jonathan

Fantastic!! I saved a copy, I would like to look at this one periodically.

Pierre 2
17-Jul-2015, 19:37
Most recently on my trip to the plains states and Wyoming and Montana.

I have an ongoing series called Fallen Flags (http://www.john-sanderson.com/photography/fallen-flags/)

It's a document of Streamlined locomotives scattered all over the country. Some are in museums, others are in parking lots, this one found its resting place at 1880's Town near Murdo, South Dakota.

I had mapped out where these are located along the route to Wyoming. I had been planning to photograph this particular locomotive for over a year. The day I planned to arrive here was late in the day -- to catch light on the nose. My day began early with photography across South Dakota of Railroad Landscapes -- grain silos, small towns, lone trees against the vast expanse of the Great Plains. I felt the day was pretty fruitful so far -- but as I began my final approach to photograph this locomotive, I encountered some nasty weather. Driving along I-90 the sky darkened dramatically and everything was near pitch-black as rain came down in buckets and traffic on the interstate decreased to a snail's pace. I was resigned to my fate.

As I got nearer to my destination, the sky was still very dark and rain continued to fall. I began working with the medium format camera and suddenly the sky began to break apart in the West, where the sun was falling. I saw an opportunity and as the rain stopped I grabbed my 8x10 and placed the camera in-front of the locomotive. I shot one sheet out of fear : having traveled this far from New York I didn't want to leave here without something -- even if it's not perfect. So I waited longer but time was running out. After praying to St. Ansel and the Gods of Photography, the sky cleared and this is what unfolded in front of me. The sculptural quality of these locomotives in context of their surroundings is what interests me. Having shot this on a sheet of 8x10 Ektachrome is like candy.

http://www.john-sanderson.com/files/gimgs/29_murdo0014.jpg

Thanks for posting this... This is as magical/spectacular as it gets...
Pierre

johnmsanderson
17-Jul-2015, 20:48
Thanks Pierre.

This thread delivers. Great idea.

austin granger
18-Jul-2015, 18:08
I shot this in June of 2011. Within a year the empty lot in the foreground became a high-rise apartment building so this unobstructed vantage point of the marquee is gone forever.

Pacemaker Speed Graphic, 178mm f/2.5 Aero Ektar, Polaroid Type 54.


http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/T54-Hollywood-Theater-Sign.jpg

Jonathan
Man, this one burns me up! Every time I used to drive by that theater, my photo sense would tingle and I would think; "I've got to photograph that before they build on that lot!" and then of course before I got around to it they did build on that lot, and they filled it in so completely too! It also burns me up that you made such an interesting picture of it, damn you.

As for one's I've managed to catch, a couple come to mind. Everybody's probably sick of seeing this one (sorry everybody), but I still like it and I'm glad I photographed it when I did. If this was the autumn of this boat's life, it is now well into winter. It's still interesting, but anyway I'm glad I photographed it then:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5220/5475284087_84ce9c7d9d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9kQgcM)The Point Reyes, Tomales Bay (https://flic.kr/p/9kQgcM) by Austin Granger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/austingranger/), on Flickr

The other one is this, of a Japanese dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast sometime after the terrible earthquake and tsunami. I heard about the dock arriving on the radio and I was immediately obsessed with the idea of photographing it. So I set my alarm for some ungodly hour and drove out there the next morning and found it. They hauled it away soon after.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7435556196_2bcc4e228d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ck4aNL)Japanese Dock, Oregon Coast (https://flic.kr/p/ck4aNL) by Austin Granger (https://www.flickr.com/photos/austingranger/), on Flickr

I think it was Diane Arbus that said that she often felt like taking pictures was like stealing cookies from the cookie jar, and I completely understand what she meant. If I think I've made a good one, it always does feel like I got away with something, and just in the nick of time too!

Ken Lee
18-Jul-2015, 19:37
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/l6.jpg
Tobacco Barn, Massachusetts
4x5 Tachihara, 240mm Fujinon A


I'm glad I stopped to photograph it that foggy morning a number of years ago. Now it's a pile of debris.

jcoldslabs
18-Jul-2015, 23:18
Fantastic!! I saved a copy, I would like to look at this one periodically.

Thanks. Glad you enjoy it.


Man, this one burns me up! Every time I used to drive by that theater, my photo sense would tingle and I would think; "I've got to photograph that before they build on that lot!" and then of course before I got around to it they did build on that lot, and they filled it in so completely too! It also burns me up that you made such an interesting picture of it, damn you.

For every one like this that I caught in time, there are dozens that I let slip past. The funny thing is, as I was setting up the shot of the theater a guy approached me to tell me they would soon be building on the empty lot. Until that point I didn't know. I meant to go back and shoot some "straight" shots from the same vantage point, but, alas, I let those additional opportunities slip through my grasp. You seem to have done pretty well in and around Portland, though, capturing things that are vanishing. Driving to the coast to photograph the washed up Japanese dock was well worth it and something I'd never do. I'm glad I've got you around to live vicariously through!

Jonathan

Gregg Obst
19-Jul-2015, 10:11
I shot this art deco theater in Hellertown, Pennsylvania back in May of 2014. The theater was built in 1940 and it had stood empty for more than 12 years after its latest owner died in 2002. In Winter of 2014 it was purchased by a medical group and the building repurposed in 2015 as a dental clinic, the art deco facade falling victim in the process. Shot on Busch Pressman 4x5 with Schneider Angulon 90mm on Kodak Ektascan B/RA X-Ray film.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/14095263490_f5c7087e8b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ntxULj)4x5 for 365 project (146/365) (https://flic.kr/p/ntxULj) by Gregg Obst (https://www.flickr.com/photos/greggobst/), on Flickr

Scott Schroeder
3-Aug-2015, 18:29
The place I mentioned that was off the access road with the graffiti and horses.... Gone. I'm an idiot....

DennisD
3-Aug-2015, 20:05
Scott - wonderful idea for a thread ! Thanks.

Took this many years ago - in Cleveland, New Mexico.
- Somehow, the negative was lost among others.
I never printed it until 2 years ago when it surfaced while I was looking thru my negatives.
I posted the image on the forum under the "Rural America" thread shortly after making the first print.

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?103420-Rural-America/page11&highlight=rural Post #103

At the time I took the photograph, I remember thinking "How perfect a scene - really lost in time".
And that had to be almost 40 years ago ! Looking at it now, more true than ever.
Especially when compared to its modern counterpart, the "MobilMart".

I recently received an email from the grand daughter of the station owner who found the image on the internet (as a result of being posted on the forum). She commented how happy she was to see her grandfather's station the way she remembered it in the "good old days". I sent her a print.

Since making the version originally posted on the forum, I tried to improve on the printing.

http://www.jackandbeans.com/pbd/nm_moravalleyoil_v4.jpg

4x5 - 150mm Symmar - Tri-X Normal dev HC110