Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 27

Drifting away with some sunset clouds.
Illy Coffee Can pinhole.

Monday, July 21, 2014

White Sands

White Sands in southern New Mexico is a surreal place.

The snow white landscape is subject to feelings of serenity and hallucinations if it's hot and you are very thirsty.

A lot of old western movies were and occasionally still are filmed here because of the wild scenery.

Pinhole photo made with a homemade 4 x 5 box and sheet film.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Something old, with something old...fashioned

The "El Don" is an old motel in Old Town Albuquerque along Route 66 and it's quite the icon.

Neon, motel court style rooms and very Route 66-ish!

I always worry that this place will get spiffied up too much and loose it charm, but so far it's remained mostly untouched except for a fresh paint here and there.

If you happen to be cruising down Route 66, give it a look when you are passing through Albuquerque.  It's on the west side of town near the Bio Park just before you cross the Rio Grande!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Just taking some time off....

Hi Ya'll!
I'm okay, just taking some time off to explore and dink around in the shop with some new ideas.
Also driving some new roads I've never been on before, which is always a thrill.

PLUS it's been raining a bit, which is a great thing in my part of the world and I have been stalking that Super Moon we had over the weekend.
Oh yeah, I did a little talk last Saturday night at our local astronomy club in Albuquerque about analog lunar photography, caffenol and Galileo. .
I'm also working on a very long term project with the Moon as my collaborator.

Interestingly, one of my astronomy buddies had built a multi-pinhole camera and brought it to the club meeting to show me...I was proud and excited to see it!  You just never know how and when the pinhole bug is going to bite one of your friends.  Sometimes that little pinhole bug bites hard!!!

I also went to Durango and rode the train again. I love that thing, and I of course made a  few pinhole photos, but don't have them scanned in just yet, so I'll try to get busy with that and share some photos with you.

While in Durango, I tripped over a curb and fell and sprained my finger pretty bad, ( right before I was to get on the train too- but I rode the train anyway)---so bad at one point I thought I might have to cut my wedding ring off my finger!  But I didn't and now my finger is just about back to normal so all is good again.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a rip roaring summer and I'll be back soon with some new pix and maybe, just maybe a new camera.
No promises, but keep checking back, I DO appreciate your visits!

happy Trails for now!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Priority Box of Peace Pinhole Camera

Sometime last year I was sent/gifted a Priority box.

The box itself is a simple cardboard box hand painted by artist Franck de las Mercedes.

Read about the project here

You can also read about the Kickstarter Program here

I always wanted to make a pinhole camera out of it and today I finally did!

I've drilled out a place for the pinhole and will install it and then go out and make some photos with it.

I'm calling this my Priority Box of Peace Pinhole Camera and I've got some special plans for it, so check back in a few days to see what's going on.

Thanks as always for stopping by! It means a lot!