Something I whipped together

I used to enjoy sitting by the window and watching the cars go by. I decided to make a video of the scene so I’d always remember it. Then I decided that it would be nice to be able to remember other things out the window. Suddenly I realized I had enough footage to make a short video. So, here it is. Enjoy!

Project Apollo Archive

I’ve been a huge space fan since NASA started launching rockets into space. I was browsing Hasselblad photos on Flickr when I saw a photograph that looked like it came from the moon.

AS17-133-20368I clicked on the thumbnail and sure enough it was from the moon. I then saw that they were archiving all the Apollo photographs. Excited is an understatement on how I’m feeling right now. Then I saw the following photograph in full size and I basically fell off my chair: AS11-40-5875

If you look closely at the full-size photo you’ll see the astronaut actually staring at the camera. It looks like it might be Neil Armstrong.

The photographs came from Project Apollo Archive on Flickr. You can see these and more at the following link:

Hope you’re as excited to see these as I am. Enjoy.

Processing 53 year old Kodachrome II

My family gave me some Kodachrome II film and told me to toss it. I decided that because it was black and white film that it would be a slam dunk to just process it as though it was black and white film. As I found out it was a little more involved than that. However, in the end it was pretty easy to get around the road block.

You can read about my adventure in developing Kodachrome by just clicking on the “Analog” button that is located on the top menu bar.

Adobe Lightroom as a black and white negative proofer

I’m a little behind times and I’m sure people have been doing this for as long as digital has been available, but as they say, better late than never. Throughout the years of processing black and white film negatives the best way for me to make a proof sheet was in the darkroom with a photo enlarger, photo paper and a piece of glass to place over the negatives. However, the past few years I’ve been placing the negative sheets onto my flatbed scanner and scanning it onto my computer to check out the photos. The only drawback was that in order to see detail I’d need to scan at a high dpi so I could zoom in. That took some time.Read More »