Sunday, December 31, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Roof top of a three story building taken with a new Christmas gift from wife and children. This 75mm lens has been my "dream" for a number of years. It is everything I hoped for-small and sharp with good contrast. Film/developer update: one more combination to explore and then will make a final selection-stay tuned!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Charlottesville, IN.

"Downtown" Charlottesville, Indiana. A small town next to route 40 in East Central Indiana. Only the post office remains open for business.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Brownsville, IN.

The Brownsville State Bank building and the Brownsville, Indiana post office. While the bank is now a private home, the post office is still in "business". There are no other retail/commerical operations in the community. Just a few houses and a couple of streets.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dunlapsville, IN.

Bible Believers Baptist Church in historic Dunlapsville, Indiana.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

South of Richmond, IN.

A favorite quiet place between Richmond and Liberty, Indiana.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Hayes Arboretum Richmond, Indiana.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Richmond, IN.

International Harvester Plant. Now closed but once the scene of a major workers strike that required police intervention. Very close to the tone, sharpness, and feeling that I seek in black and white photography.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

New Castle, IN.

Courthouse Henry County, Indiana. This material/chemical combination uses a different film in the same chemicals as the previous posting. I prefer the previous combination for tones, sharpness, and clarity.

Monday, December 18, 2006

New Castle, IN.

Open Arms Church in downtown New Castle, Indiana.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Richmond, IN.

Working warehouse in Richmond, Indiana. I have spent the past week refining my 35mm black and white film procedures for the digital darkroom. Developing, scanning and printing different films to select a black and white film that provides a sharp image with a range of tones from black to white. The next few posts will reflect the continuing testing as I attempt to improve my workflow.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Richmond, IN.

"Cheap" smokes. One of several such retail stores in Richmond, Indiana.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Liberty, IN.

Whitewater State Park. A quiet place on a sunny day this fall.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Boston, IN.

Boston, Indiana Post Office. Once a gas station and quick food mart, now only a post office with soft drinks machines.