I made this image using an old Rolleiflex on 120 Tri-X film shot in about 1986. I store my negatives in archival sleeves, yet time and tide do take a toll. After scanning this image in 2010 I brought it into Photoshop and added grain and did some easy burn work with a soft brush to deepen the sky and mood.

The Scanning Project

Part 1 Like many folks who made photos during the film days, I disassembled my darkroom years back. I contributed the equipment to schools that still teach the chemical craft. Yet, I still had boxes and sleeves with transparencies and black and...

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Breathing Color River Stone Satin Rag

When we were discussing the idea of testing and reviewing Breathing Color’s Belgian Linen, the company recommended that we may also wish to look at their new River Stone Satin Rag paper. This is also “a paper with a difference” (or several)....

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The Orton Effect – The Wayne Fox Method

  The Orton Effect is named after it’s creator, Michael Orton, who pioneered the technique in the mid 80’s with transparency film.  Using a tripod he would take two exposures of a composition, one of them in focus and the other considerably out...

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Breathing Color Belgian Linen

Not long ago, Breathing Color introduced its new Belgian Linen media. It’s a unique product because of its substrate, so I took an interest in testing and reviewing it. Glad I did – it’s a nice product. As the most distinctive feature...

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Seeing in Black & White

 “Why black and white?” That is the question we are most often asked about our photography. Not a question with an easy answer – or answers. Our love goes back to early black and white films (think early Alfred Hitchcock or Orson...

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