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dperez
13-Apr-2015, 21:14
WHO: Large format photographers

WHAT: Photography gathering: making pictures, telling lies, drinking wine, beer, and/or other fine elixirs.

WHERE: Alabama Hills, CA

WHEN: May 15-17, 2015

OTHER: Bring your own cameras, film, tripods, etc. Make your own food, travel, and sleeping arrangements.

Camping is free, but sites are primitive, no restrooms, showers, etc. Plan accordingly. Other accommodations can be made in the town of Lone Pine.

More information will follow as we get a better idea of participants. I will post coordinates for campsite location, etc. We plan on hanging around the Alabama Hills area for the entire weekend, but obviously participants are free to make their own schedules.

Hope to see some new and old faces!

-Daniel

Jim Fitzgerald
13-Apr-2015, 21:34
Be sure to let Laura Campbell know about this as she lives in Lone Pine.

I have to check my schedule.

dperez
13-Apr-2015, 21:50
Will do Jim.

Leszek Vogt
13-Apr-2015, 22:29
Daniel, the other day I talk to a ranger in the area and he pointed me to the hostel in LP for showers (if that helps any). Dang, I'd have love to go and perhaps stop by Bristlecone again....but already have flights set to go elsewhere.
One of these years will stop by Mt Whitney....

Les

Nodda Duma
14-Apr-2015, 04:23
My old stomping grounds... but it's 3300 miles away now. I would love to see pictures from the event

Mooncreek
14-Apr-2015, 05:32
Per Volquartz introduced me to Alabama Hills just prior to his passing. A beautiful landscape with lots of photo opportunities . It would be nice to live closer by and share in this fun time.

Jmarmck
14-Apr-2015, 05:35
My old stomping grounds... but it's 3300 miles away now. I would love to see pictures from the event
+1

Drove through there last New Year. Would love to go back but alas my sphere of travel is limited.

seabee1999
14-Apr-2015, 08:18
I might be able to go for a day or two. I just have to check my schedule.

R/
Dave

Andrew O'Neill
14-Apr-2015, 09:17
I drove past there last year on my way to DV. Regret. Bloody long drive from Vancouver!

Jim Fitzgerald
14-Apr-2015, 16:06
Just double checked the calendar and I can not make it. Special inspection day scheduled for my car on Saturday.

seabee1999
14-Apr-2015, 16:25
Just confirmed, as it looks right now, I am in. My plan is to leave very early Saturday morning and meet you all there at before sunrise. Just let me know where you plan to start. I'll camp out Saturday evening and leave Sunday mid-morning back home. Food for me is simple, I have a stash of freeze dried stuff already. Just add water.

R/
Dave

dperez
14-Apr-2015, 17:39
Just confirmed, as it looks right now, I am in. My plan is to leave very early Saturday morning and meet you all there at before sunrise. Just let me know where you plan to start. I'll camp out Saturday evening and leave Sunday mid-morning back home. Food for me is simple, I have a stash of freeze dried stuff already. Just add water.

R/
Dave

Sounds good Dave. I will keep you posted.

Michael Clark
14-Apr-2015, 18:07
This sounds good to me, grab "ole' Jake" and do some 5x7 picture taking. Been a long time since I was camping.


Mike

karl french
14-Apr-2015, 18:44
Wish I could make it. I'll be in San Diego.

seabee1999
27-Apr-2015, 19:43
Just wondering if there was an update coming soon. Thanks for your time.

R/
Dave

akaa
6-May-2015, 09:43
Any recent word on this? Looks like I will get the (much needed) time off to join.

Aris

Matt Stage
6-May-2015, 13:22
Getting close. I am looking forward to the trip as well.

Jim Fitzgerald
6-May-2015, 17:09
I'm a maybe

Forrest Atkins
6-May-2015, 17:34
Sounds interesting. Will try to make it.

ghostcount
8-May-2015, 07:56
Looks like it's going to be a wet weekend.

The colors should "pop" so bring some chromes.

Dress appropriately.

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=lone+pine%2C+ca

This should separate the "men/ladies" from the "boys/girls". :p

vinny
8-May-2015, 07:59
I hope you guys get some snow with that wet weather. Oh man, I miss the sierras.

Andre Noble
8-May-2015, 13:09
I may go. I am in LA. The drive should be ok.

seabee1999
8-May-2015, 14:10
I am looking forward to going. Hopefully an update on where to meet up will be coming shortly. I'll be in the area about 5:00 am Saturday.

R/
Dave

dperez
8-May-2015, 17:22
More info to follow before this weekend is over...

-Dan

vinny
9-May-2015, 05:09
14" snow in lee vining!

Forrest Atkins
9-May-2015, 09:56
14" snow in lee vining!

Vinny, wish you could make it...staying over to do a little fishing.

dperez
9-May-2015, 19:10
Update: Since we might have a sizable group for this gathering Randy and I decided that setting up at one of the nearby campsites might be worthwhile, since there will be toilets, tables and fire rings. (Bring wood!)

We will be staying at the Tuttle Creek Campground which is a BLM campground located just south of Alabama Hills off Tuttle Creek Rd, and about 4.5 miles SW of Lone Pine, CA.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tuttle+Creek+Campground/@36.564934,-118.126199,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf98e9dede5fa9018

GPS: 36 33.902'N, 118 7.527'W

Cost per site is $5/night

Official Website: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop/camping/tuttle.html

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. See you guys there.

-Daniel

seabee1999
9-May-2015, 19:24
Thanks for the update Dan. I'll see you there. Is there a shoot plan in place for where we will start out at per day?

R/
Dave

Jim Fitzgerald
9-May-2015, 20:19
Dave it is usually hook up with someone and do your thing. I may roll in Saturday pm.

ghostcount
9-May-2015, 21:03
Dave,

Hook up with me and Daniel, we'll shoot together.

-G

seabee1999
10-May-2015, 05:56
Dave,

Hook up with me and Daniel, we'll shoot together.

-G

Not a problem. I can do that. I'll PM you my phone number shortly. As I had mentioned, I'll be arriving fairly early Saturday morning. I can hook up w/ y'all at the camp site or at a particular spot.

R/
Dave

dperez
12-May-2015, 18:25
For those that are planning on meeting us on Friday morning, we might drop by the town of Keeler for a bit before we get into Alabama Hills... You are free to come out to Keeler as well. We should be there around 11AM. We'll be at the corner of Franklin and Yerington Ave. (Local artist, Craig Marshall's residence). Link here: https://www.360cities.net/fr/image/craig-marshall-keeler-california
(https://www.360cities.net/fr/image/craig-marshall-keeler-california)

We visited Marshall a few years ago and made some WPC portraits of him. So, thought it might be cool to drop by and see if we can check up on him and his yard art.

-Daniel

dperez
12-May-2015, 18:40
NOAA Weather forecast for the weekend: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lone+Pine&state=CA&site=VEF&textField1=36.6061&textField2=-118.062&e=0#.VVKrTlyUREV

-Daniel

Michael Clark
12-May-2015, 20:17
There ought to be some beautiful clouds out there, hoping I can make it up there.
NOAA Weather forecast for the weekend: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lone+Pine&state=CA&site=VEF&textField1=36.6061&textField2=-118.062&e=0#.VVKrTlyUREV

-Daniel

Laura_Campbell
13-May-2015, 18:40
133782I'm going! Where are you planning to meetup? We have a storm coming in and the clouds are gorgeous. I was at Sabrina today and it's still a bit nippy up there but in the valley, it's perfect. Bring an umbrella to shade your camera from ... wind! Are my cuzzins Fitz, Stage, and Blais attending?

Jim Fitzgerald
13-May-2015, 20:01
I should be up Saturday about 4-5pm

Matt Stage
13-May-2015, 20:02
Looking forward to the meetup. Planning to be up in the area early Friday PM. I've got a big pot of killer chili on the stove. Not for the faint of heart. There should be lots to share around with all the cuzzins.

Laura_Campbell
13-May-2015, 20:12
Yee haw! Look forward to seeing you, Jim! Matt, where are you setting up camp? I'll bring dessert.

Matt Stage
13-May-2015, 23:57
Keeler sounds pretty cool. I loved the photos Dan and Randy took there last time I was up. I'll try to get there at 11 AM. Stop laughing Jim.

Laura, Dessert always is an excellent idea! If a group does materialize and is staying there, I'll camp at the Tuttle Creek Campground too. For the record, I would much prefer to stay out in the rocks where it is dark and you can see lots of stars. but maybe not the best thing in the rain. If the weather clears up (or the major deluge misses) I am quite likely to want to stay out in the rocks. I get spotty cell reception out there so hard to communicate any spot I might end up at. My sprint is terrible but I have a GSM phone I can activate on a limited usage. Is T-Mobile or AT&T any better?

akaa
14-May-2015, 08:59
I hope to be there about noon-ish, but it appears the snow gods may close Monitor Pass.

This will be my first trip out to Alabama Hills so hopefully I can tag along with someone for a bit.

See y'all there!

ghostcount
14-May-2015, 09:43
I hope to be there about noon-ish, but it appears the snow gods may close Monitor Pass.

This will be my first trip out to Alabama Hills so hopefully I can tag along with someone for a bit.

See y'all there!

Tried to PM you with contact info but alas, your PM quota has been exceeded.

Paul Cunningham
14-May-2015, 11:25
Dang, I will miss you by a week.

Laura_Campbell
14-May-2015, 21:37
Keeler sounds pretty cool. I loved the photos Dan and Randy took there last time I was up. I'll try to get there at 11 AM. Stop laughing Jim.

Laura, Dessert always is an excellent idea! If a group does materialize and is staying there, I'll camp at the Tuttle Creek Campground too. For the record, I would much prefer to stay out in the rocks where it is dark and you can see lots of stars. but maybe not the best thing in the rain. If the weather clears up (or the major deluge misses) I am quite likely to want to stay out in the rocks. I get spotty cell reception out there so hard to communicate any spot I might end up at. My sprint is terrible but I have a GSM phone I can activate on a limited usage. Is T-Mobile or AT&T any better?

Awesome! I'll look for you at Tuttle and will check out the hill area if I don't see you at the creek close to supper time. It has been overcast and drizzling in LP this evening but we haven't had any heavy rain. There's hardly any wind either.

seabee1999
15-May-2015, 07:17
My plans are still a go. I'll be seeing you all tomorrow AM. Enjoy today. I wish I could be there instead of here.

R/
Dave

Laura_Campbell
15-May-2015, 15:38
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dperez
15-May-2015, 15:54
We are at the Tuttle creek campground, sites 3 & 5

dperez
15-May-2015, 15:56
562-640-fifteen forty-nine

Kodachrome25
16-May-2015, 04:28
Rolled in uber late ( early ) spot 19...zzzzzzzz

Matt Stage
17-May-2015, 23:48
What is the difference between a large format photographer and a Siamese kitten?
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Matt Stage
18-May-2015, 08:24
And she has lived to tell about it the next day. The rest went down the drain -- its now seriously clogged up. Time to develop some negs.

Will Whitaker
18-May-2015, 08:34
I thought you were supposed to skin the cat before adding it to the chili!

But what do I know? Where I live, people are probably more inclined to eat squirrel and possum...

Andre Noble
18-May-2015, 09:34
At Tuttle Creek campsite, Saturday PM

seabee1999
18-May-2015, 09:51
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to Dan Perez for coming up with the idea and getting this going. I had a great time and enjoyed seeing some folks I met before and meeting new folks as well. I had a great time. Lone Pine this past weekend was spectacular but the conversations and the people made the trip for me. I hope to see you all around and do this again soon.

R/
Dave

Kodachrome25
18-May-2015, 12:11
Spent the morning in my camp spot getting caught up on business stuff, invoices, sending photo files to magazines, etc. Now going to meet Laura for lunch and see what we can make of today's stormy skies in the form of pics...

Great to meet all of you out here!

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ghostcount
18-May-2015, 15:58
Good times!

Kodachrome's Toyota rig should be standard LF gear.

134023
A new wet plater is born.

134025
For awhile this area was a non-digital area.

134024
Morning roll call.

Jim Fitzgerald
18-May-2015, 18:04
It was a good time. Nice to meet some new people and had a blast the one night and half a day I was there. Tough shooting ULF in the wind though.

dperez
18-May-2015, 18:19
Thanks to everyone that came out and made this event a blast. It was nice meeting you all, and I look forward to the next one.

-Dan

akaa
18-May-2015, 19:48
It was good seeing some old faces and meeting some new. A big thank you to Randy and Daniel, not only for putting it together, but also showing me the ropes for wet plate.

Will Whitaker
19-May-2015, 06:47
134024
Morning roll call.

A motley crew if ever I saw one! And where is Captain Motley, herself?

ScottPhotoCo
19-May-2015, 11:12
Well, what a weekend! Best shower ever after returning on Sunday (if you know what I mean).

Thank you to everyone for coordinating this outing and for making me feel welcome. Landscape is an area in which I struggle with inspiration and vision. This trip I tried to keep an open mind and work to try to "see" landscape in different ways. In respect to LF I shot some 4x5 (yet to be processed) as well as 6x6 using my Haselblad using filters which I don't normally use. I hope to have this film processed in the next few weeks.

In the meantime I shot some film of my fellow photographers doing their thing in this incredible environment trying to show just how amazing this experience was. I tried to get everyone but I know that I missed a few while I was shooting other areas or lost in my own thoughts. I apologize to those that I missed. Next time.

All shot in 35mm on a Leica M4-2 using a Russian Sonnar knock-off.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7760/17866711595_e1e80799f2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tdPyTD)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-1_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tdPyTD) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

POWER SHOOTING!
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8763/17244183694_b3bc2e51d1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sgNX2Y)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-11_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sgNX2Y) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7678/17244184134_5dcd1c9914_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sgNXay)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-10_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sgNXay) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5441/17680445539_ef1f4c050c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sWmUtV)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-9_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sWmUtV) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
19-May-2015, 11:14
Continued...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5456/17863786412_58a9778043_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tdyzks)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-8_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tdyzks) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5469/17244184284_647fd6470e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sgNXd9)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-7_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sgNXd9) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5342/17867221951_bccd27fb3b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tdSbAT)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-6_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tdSbAT) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7719/17866711185_9a0d4ec494_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tdPyLz)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-5_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tdPyLz) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
19-May-2015, 11:15
A few more...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5341/17246286593_8565478147_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sgZJ9R)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-4_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sgZJ9R) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8874/17680446569_27e3698abe_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sWmUMF)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-3_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/sWmUMF) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

And last but not least, Junior.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5446/17867222431_cc95517bcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tdSbKa)LFPF_AlabamaHills_ScottPhotoCoT_0515-2_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tdSbKa) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ghostcount
19-May-2015, 11:28
Thanks Tim. These are great!

seabee1999
19-May-2015, 12:20
Indeed, great capture Tim!

R/
Dave

Forrest Atkins
19-May-2015, 14:43
Great job...featherless bipeds in their natural environment.:)

Thanks

Mooncreek
19-May-2015, 14:52
Thanks for the pictures; they brought back many pleasant memories. Also made me rush to the light table and view negatives.

Jim Fitzgerald
19-May-2015, 16:07
Tim, awesome job!!

Andre Noble
19-May-2015, 19:14
These are beautiful. Good eye.

Matt Stage
20-May-2015, 00:13
Nice photos Tim. These do help to tie together the experience. You have nothing to worry about in your landscape photography.

It is an amazing thing to see the worldwide internets working as they could to bring together a group like this.

ScottPhotoCo
20-May-2015, 09:57
Thank you everyone! I was waiting for the rotten tomatoes for posting 35mm. :)

Looking forward to seeing what you all captured.

JerryP
20-May-2015, 12:13
Looking forward to seeing what you all captured.
I wanted to attend this trip, but car problems got in the way, so I (and I'll bet many others) have been following these posts, living vicariously through you guys. Now is the time for all you folks to post your images. Was anyone shooting 8x10 color?

When and where is the next trip?
Regards, Jerry.

Tri Tran
20-May-2015, 21:45
Tim, These are great shots. I hope you all had a great time. Great event. Thanks for posting.

Andrew O'Neill
21-May-2015, 13:12
Seen any cowboys in them hills?

Andre Noble
21-May-2015, 19:27
134165 One of these days I will figure out how to post images full frame like Tim did above for his beautiful portraits.

Paul Cunningham
22-May-2015, 08:46
If all goes well, I'll be there Sunday. I'd love to see some inspiration!

seabee1999
22-May-2015, 17:04
Nothing special. This one was the last image I took before heading home. I have 11 other sheets drying out right now. Perhaps later tonight, I'll scan, process and post the rest.

Enjoy,
Dave

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-6MStnkV/0/XL/lone%20pine001-XL.jpg

One more.

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-79b6Z5w/0/X2/lone%20pine002-X2.jpg

ghostcount
22-May-2015, 18:12
That looks great Dave! Can't wait to see more.

seabee1999
22-May-2015, 19:27
Thanks Randy. Here is the last one for the night.

R/
Dave

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-LF8qjwB/0/XL/lone%20pine004-XL.jpg

axs810
22-May-2015, 22:30
Wow Dave nice photos..sorry I don't have more to say lol...how did you maintain a very nice detail in the sky? Did you use a grad filter at all?

Forrest Atkins
23-May-2015, 07:09
Nice one Dave

Thanks Randy. Here is the last one for the night.

R/
Dave

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-LF8qjwB/0/XL/lone%20pine004-XL.jpg

seabee1999
23-May-2015, 09:25
Wow Dave nice photos..sorry I don't have more to say lol...how did you maintain a very nice detail in the sky? Did you use a grad filter at all?

Thank you. Sorry, no grad filter was used. I can share with you what all I did and hopefully that will help. The film I used was Ilford FP4 shot at ISO 50. I metered the highlights and shadows to find a middle exposure. I then used a stacked yellow/polarizing filter and used the Reciprocity Timer to find the correct exposure for the adjustment. When I returned home, I found the developing times for Ilford in Rodinal 1:25 and lowered the time from 9:00 min to 7:45 min. I think the thing that helped me most was that I kind of remember the shadow and highlights in the scenes being within a 5 stop range.

I hope this is a help to you.

R/
Dave

Andre Noble
23-May-2015, 19:23
Nice shot. Including the road gives the eye something to follow and provides scale for the huge mtns in background.

ScottPhotoCo
25-May-2015, 17:15
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First six sheets of film processed and drying. The good news is that there is an image on the film. Whether it's worth keeping is yet to be seen...

Paul Cunningham
25-May-2015, 22:41
I ended up shooting just one frame here, in which I believe I neglected to compensate for my red filter. I did shoot quite a bit at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, which I'll probably put in the "post your trees " thread.

ScottPhotoCo
26-May-2015, 18:02
Well, it's official. I am still NOT a landscape photographer. Learning with each effort but still nothing that I find satisfactory.

These two images are the only ones to survive the cut from the 4x5 images made.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7739/17954076430_d51dd0a673_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmxkpU)Alabama Hills, CA (https://flic.kr/p/tmxkpU) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

This one broke a lot of "rules" including, but not limited to shooting directly into the sun. And I'm cool with that.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7731/17954079050_abd3a2a76c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmxmc5)Alabama Hills, CA (https://flic.kr/p/tmxmc5) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

seabee1999
26-May-2015, 18:33
Well, it's official. I am still NOT a landscape photographer. Learning with each effort but still nothing that I find satisfactory.

These two images are the only ones to survive the cut from the 4x5 images made.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7739/17954076430_d51dd0a673_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmxkpU)Alabama Hills, CA (https://flic.kr/p/tmxkpU) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

This one broke a lot of "rules" including, but not limited to shooting directly into the sun. And I'm cool with that.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7731/17954079050_abd3a2a76c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tmxmc5)Alabama Hills, CA (https://flic.kr/p/tmxmc5) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

Great captures Tim. I am more drawn to your first one. You caught some fantastic details and textures as well as the smoothness of the sky. These elements provide a a wonderful viewing tension that is great to see. I do find the ghosting of the second one cool but I still dig the first one.

R/
Dave

Jim Fitzgerald
26-May-2015, 20:17
Tim and Dave, great images. I like all of the shots posted by everyone. The sky and light were nice that weekend. For me and the 11 x 14 it was a bit windy. Still I managed four images I think. May try to develop them this weekend.

Andre Noble
26-May-2015, 21:20
Great Landscapes Tim.

axs810
26-May-2015, 21:55
Scottphotoco- what paper did you print those on? I love that kind of cream tone to the images

ScottPhotoCo
27-May-2015, 11:20
Great captures Tim. I am more drawn to your first one. You caught some fantastic details and textures as well as the smoothness of the sky. These elements provide a a wonderful viewing tension that is great to see. I do find the ghosting of the second one cool but I still dig the first one.

R/
Dave

Thank you for the feedback Dave. Always learning with every effort! :)


Tim and Dave, great images. I like all of the shots posted by everyone. The sky and light were nice that weekend. For me and the 11 x 14 it was a bit windy. Still I managed four images I think. May try to develop them this weekend.

Looking forward to seeing what you captured!


Great Landscapes Tim.

Thank you Andre!

ScottPhotoCo
27-May-2015, 11:22
Scottphotoco- what paper did you print those on? I love that kind of cream tone to the images

As I don't have room for a wet printing darkroom I do all of my post work *gasp* digitally. When I do print (Epson 3880), I tone the images as desired and print on the Hammermuhle Bamboo as my final prints.

Andrew O'Neill
27-May-2015, 13:04
Still can't believe I drove past this place last year and didn't stop... Maybe I'll head down there during Christmas.

Paul Cunningham
27-May-2015, 18:35
Well, it's official. I am still NOT a landscape photographer. Learning with each effort but still nothing that I find satisfactory.
These two images are the only ones to survive the cut from the 4x5 images made.


I prefer the first but would be happy to have shot either one.
Paul

ScottPhotoCo
27-May-2015, 23:09
I prefer the first but would be happy to have shot either one.
Paul

Thank you Paul. Very kind of you to say.

Forrest Atkins
29-May-2015, 11:02
Lets see um guys.
Here's a couple I'm working on.
4x5 Tmax 100, Ultrafine developer @9min in Jobo rotary.
No scanner so used Phase One on Blad.
134522
and
134523

ghostcount
29-May-2015, 16:30
I had a Jobo light trap malfunction and was only able to salvage 2 of the 7 shots I took. Oh well, guess I need to go back there again. :rolleyes:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7756/18248665471_b5c5407956_b.jpg

8x10 Kodak Ektascan

seabee1999
29-May-2015, 17:12
Lets see um guys.
Here's a couple I'm working on.
4x5 Tmax 100, Ultrafine developer @9min in Jobo rotary.
No scanner so used Phase One on Blad.
134522
and
134523

I love the color one Forrest. That one is spectacular! I had a similar shot like your first one, sadly mine was grossly overexposed.

seabee1999
29-May-2015, 17:12
I had a Jobo light trap malfunction and was only able to salvage 2 of the 7 shots I took. Oh well, guess I need to go back there again. :rolleyes:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7756/18248665471_b5c5407956_b.jpg

8x10 Kodak Ektascan

Bummer Randy. If you go back up that way, let me know. I'll come join ya.

Forrest Atkins
29-May-2015, 19:46
Nice shot Ghostcount.
Seems I'm in good company this trip...got my share of misses, shooting/processing B&W film:p

Forrest Atkins
29-May-2015, 21:26
I love the color one Forrest. That one is spectacular! I had a similar shot like your first one, sadly mine was grossly overexposed.

Thanks Dave

Nice shot Ghostcount.
Seems I'm in good company this trip...got my share of misses, shooting/processing B&W film:p

seabee1999
31-May-2015, 16:03
Finally, my last sheet of b&w.

R/
Dave

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-fHrj7Vg/0/XL/lone%20pine005-XL.jpg

ScottPhotoCo
31-May-2015, 17:17
Finally, my last sheet of b&w.

R/
Dave

http://seabee1999.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Lone-pine/i-fHrj7Vg/0/XL/lone%20pine005-XL.jpg

I dig it.

Preston
31-May-2015, 21:26
I have to say, I really like the images posted in this thread. It looks like you all had a great and productive time.

The Alabama Hills and the whole area is one of my favorite places.

Well done, all!

--P

ScottPhotoCo
1-Jun-2015, 13:20
Seems that my favourite shots ended up on micro-format. Sorry for the 35mm but I quite like this one.

Leica M4-2 + Russian Sonnar + Tri-X

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/456/18171852329_99a40fb0e9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tFMuAM)LFPF_AlabamaHills_0515_Leica_ScottPhotoCoT_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tFMuAM) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

seabee1999
2-Jun-2015, 07:47
Seems that my favourite shots ended up on micro-format. Sorry for the 35mm but I quite like this one.

Leica M4-2 + Russian Sonnar + Tri-X



I am like you, I also photograph in multiple formats. I don't mind you posting 35mm here; in fact I encourage it as it reflects out time there. Anyway, nicely composed shot.

R/
Dave

Jim Fitzgerald
2-Jun-2015, 09:13
Guys, some really wonderful images. I hope to develop some film this week and if I get anything worth while I'll post it after I make the carbon print. Could be a while.

appletree
2-Jun-2015, 09:35
Beautiful photo Scott.

ScottPhotoCo
2-Jun-2015, 15:31
Guys, some really wonderful images. I hope to develop some film this week and if I get anything worth while I'll post it after I make the carbon print. Could be a while.

C'mon Jim! We're waiting! (But don't forget about the project for me.) :)

ScottPhotoCo
2-Jun-2015, 15:32
Beautiful photo Scott.

Thank you sir!

Jim Fitzgerald
2-Jun-2015, 16:46
C'mon Jim! We're waiting! (But don't forget about the project for me.) :)

Going to get started on it this weekend...... now that I remember what to do!!

dperez
3-Jun-2015, 22:49
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/308/17823903243_2123775a44_b.jpg
[View Large (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/308/17823903243_03f336e731_o.jpg)]

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8884/18258438039_ea4eb83422_b.jpg
[View Large (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8884/18258438039_38cbc73092_o.jpg)]

Ebony RW810, 300mm f/5.6 Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N, Kodak Ektascan B/RA CRT X-Ray film, Processed in a unicolor drum, Pyrocat HD 1:1:100, 9:30 @ 20C, Bronze toned in PS CC

I can't decide which version I prefer, so here's both! More to come soon.

-Daniel

ScottPhotoCo
4-Jun-2015, 15:22
Daniel! You have the x-ray film magic down! Great detail and texture. Well seen.

As I still don't feel like the have the eye for general landscape work I tend to look for details and smaller things that catch my attention. On the third day when I wandered just outside of camp I found this bush/brush and it caught my attention.

Hasselblad + Tmax 100
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/357/17848000333_5513f5d6bf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tcaEFF)LFPF_AlabamaHills_0515_Hassie_ScottPhotoCoT-1_MWF (https://flic.kr/p/tcaEFF) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

seabee1999
4-Jun-2015, 15:28
Ebony RW810, 300mm f/5.6 Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N, Kodak Ektascan B/RA CRT X-Ray film, Processed in a unicolor drum, Pyrocat HD 1:1:100, 9:30 @ 20C, Bronze toned in PS CC

I can't decide which version I prefer, so here's both! More to come soon.

-Daniel

Great captures Dan. Of the 2, I prefer the second one. I like how it draws my eye to the background rock formations more directly than the first image.


Daniel! You have the x-ray film magic down! Great detail and texture. Well seen.

As I still don't feel like the have the eye for general landscape work I tend to look for details and smaller things that catch my attention. On the third day when I wandered just outside of camp I found this bush/brush and it caught my attention.



Tim, I've been waiting to see this image since you I first saw it composed in your camera. It is very impressive.

ScottPhotoCo
4-Jun-2015, 15:48
Tim, I've been waiting to see this image since you I first saw it composed in your camera. It is very impressive.

Thanks Dave! How did the one you made turn out?

seabee1999
4-Jun-2015, 17:13
Thanks Dave! How did the one you made turn out?

Don't know yet. It's in the freezer still waiting to be developed. All I know is that it won't be as good as yours. Exposure mistake.

dperez
6-Jun-2015, 01:15
Here are a couple more:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/532/18515716855_378ddbff02_b.jpg
[View Large (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/532/18515716855_0a2966db81_o.jpg)]

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/402/18328005178_88bc8c3bdf_b.jpg
[View Large (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/402/18328005178_92ec1529ce_o.jpg)]

-Daniel

Forrest Atkins
6-Jun-2015, 06:44
Great shots guys.
Tim, razor sharp...looks almost three dimensional.
Dan, really like the lighting and composition in first image of last post.

dperez
6-Jun-2015, 09:02
Thanks Forrest, I had some cooperation with the clouds that day. :-)

-Daniel

akaa
6-Jun-2015, 09:43
134997

almost hooked up! After today I should be able to process some prints to share.

dperez
6-Jun-2015, 10:07
Nice... I notice you have your negative archive binders on your sink near chemicals. You might store them in another location, as the fumes from chems can damage your negatives. Ignore accordingly if you already knew this! :-)

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

-Dan

seabee1999
6-Jun-2015, 11:31
Dan, your first image of your second submission is just spectacular. I love the drama of the light and the clouds as well as textures in the rocks. Well done Dan.

dperez
7-Jun-2015, 23:24
And I think this will be the last one from me... I have a horizontal version of this one as well, but I think the lines in this composition coupled with the mountaintop suggested a strong sense of verticality.. So here it goes:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/457/18404100909_29e3c9a525_b.jpg
[View Large (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/457/18404100909_e4cd78f4c2_o.jpg)]

Thanks,

-Daniel

Leszek Vogt
8-Jun-2015, 00:29
Daniel, this one is v. nice, but it's brother/sister from #116 is special. It really has a presence...and it would hang nicely.

Les

Will Whitaker
8-Jun-2015, 04:33
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/532/18515716855_378ddbff02_b.jpg

Those clouds are Anselicious!

The one time I got to visit, it was a decidedly bald-headed sky.

Kodachrome25
8-Jun-2015, 09:08
I got home about a week after the meet, have some holders to unload, mixed fresh Xtol last night....let the souping begin! ( As much as I can before I leave for Look3 )

ghostcount
8-Jun-2015, 11:30
I got home about a week after the meet, have some holders to unload, mixed fresh Xtol last night....let the souping begin! ( As much as I can before I leave for Look3 )

I would love to see your photos.

akaa
29-Jun-2015, 20:28
Hey Guys! I'm going to post a couple over the next few days. I might just take phone-pics to post because I'm about as scanner-tarded as they come. We'll see how they turn out.

Here's the first:


136124

This is Ilford HP5+ in D23 and printed on MG