View Full Version : The Sumac is Dancing

01-01-2006, 09:39 PM
Chrissy went sliding yesterday morning, and I came along with my pinhole cameras, of course. While she was zooming down the hill at South Valley Park, I found this patch of snowy sumac to capture on film. 75 mm foamcore camera, f219, 16 seconds, 4X5 TXP 320, PMK Pyro, 14 minutes.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/sumacandsnow_3056.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/sumacandsnow_3056.jpg)

01-01-2006, 09:40 PM
And another snow picture from the same sledding trip. Same statistics.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/snowybushes_4011.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/snowybushes_4011.jpg)

01-01-2006, 10:10 PM
elegant shots, earl- off with a bang! the first is especially beautiful to me- course to fine texture layered front to back..

01-02-2006, 03:03 AM
I agree, very elegant. Particularly number 1 - lots of pleasing shapes and nice texture.

01-02-2006, 05:18 AM
Yep. #1 does it for me Earl. Nice..........everything.

Ian M

01-02-2006, 06:19 AM
hmmmmmmm... I have to agree with everyone else

Ralph Y.
01-02-2006, 09:17 AM
Earl: These are terrific. I'll agree with the others and say that the first one is outstanding. Composition, shapes, snow texture, exposure - well done. You're off to a great start in 2006.

Carl Radford
01-02-2006, 12:07 PM
Pretty darn good - especially #1 I find myself trying to work out a path between them all :)

01-02-2006, 07:09 PM
More Sumac!

Great minds think alike Earl, I took these two weeks ago, I have to admit I used a lens though. However, it is a 30 year old 35mm rangefinder and real black and white film.

Also, here is a link to my latest panorama adventure. My first panorama shot with film:
http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp1205/html/ScottStillman.html Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/revue_sumac_web_5147.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/revue_sumac_web_5147.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/revue_sumac_2_web_5110.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/revue_sumac_2_web_5110.jpg)

01-02-2006, 07:26 PM
Now, now, Scott - what's with that blurry background foliage? And that seed head that is out of focus because it is too close to the l**s? I do like your choice of subject, though. The park land that borders my property has many areas of sumac, and I photograph them often.

01-02-2006, 07:39 PM
No really, it's called selective focus, something I will figure out on a pinhole. I was trying out the wonderful 40mm 1.7 lens wide open on this camera. I have been thinking about using a piece of glass with something smudged on it in front of the pinhole to acheive the selective effect. Oddly enough, the infinite depth of field of pinhole photography challenges me because you have to be so much more careful about background and composition. Who wants to work that hard? :)

01-03-2006, 06:55 AM
Warn the pinhole police - we may have a heretic in our midst!

01-03-2006, 10:21 AM
Very funny, unfortunately we have pinhole security cameras. I won't see the pinhole police coming unless they move veeerrry slowly. :)