6×6 with Kowa Six Part II

Posted in Medium format, photography, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2017 by msogavt
Looking toward North Beach, Burlington VT

Looking toward North Beach, Burlington VT

View back toward Burlington waterfront

View back toward Burlington waterfront

Two more winter images with the Kowa Six, this time with Kodak’s Porta 400 print film.  We didn’t really get our snow until later in the season. Just cold and bare ground. Nothing particularly interesting about either photo to me except, again, the advantages of medium-format photography when it comes to the quality of the image.

6×6 with Kowa Six Part I

Posted in Medium format, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by msogavt
Winter light

Burlington ferry docks lit by setting winter sun.

The Kowa Six’s 6×6 format shows off the depth of color that Fujifilm’s Velvia 100 brings to the image. This was shot with Kowa’s older camera — designed similar to the Hasselblad, but with a fixed film chamber built into the body. At 4 pounds-plus, not well suited for handheld photography on the bikepath. I love the big viewfinder, which seems brighter than my YashicaMat or Zeiss Ikoflex TLRs.

Posted in photography, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags on April 12, 2017 by msogavt

This is a video made by my colleague Ryan Mercer, self-shot, as he made the photos for our annual high school “Mr. Basketball” cover. It’s all digital, but still a fun behind-the-scenes look at how a pro works it.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/videos/sports/high-school/2017/04/06/how-mr.-basketball-gets-made/100156126/

 

Nightlife

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2017 by msogavt

Saturday after dark on Church Street.

After dark, Church Street

I usually soot a lens with an f2 maximum aperture. Shooting an f1.2 opened up new possibilities in dim light.

Big Joe

Big Joe still holding court on the top block of Church Street.

Patterns in the snow

Posted in 35mm, photography, SLR, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2017 by msogavt

Not entirely of natures making.

Three-point turn

Making a three-point turn.

Grate

Not quite perfect grid

Winter textures

Posted in 35mm, photography, SLR, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2017 by msogavt

Seeing textures in the snow and ice.

Lake Champlain ice floe

The lake never froze this winter, but on cold days, you cold see ice build up along the shore. This was after a cold spell when there was ice left in the eddies.

River into lake Burlington bike path

Lake Champlain shore where a crappy little stream runs out of the Barge Canal, a Superfund site (the bad stuff is settled on the bottom and not in the water, or so they say). Love the layers of shades and textures.

Snow on beach, Lake Champlain

Snow on the beach looks almost like sand dunes.

Along the waterfront

Posted in 35mm, Leica, photography, Rangefinder, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2017 by msogavt
Rail cars, Burlington bike path north

There’s a working rail line along the shores of Lake Champlain, freight mostly, but the occasional holiday passenger train. It seems like some parts of the line are used mostly to park rolling stock.

Down to the water

When the water is high, the steps disappeared into the lake.

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