Monday, January 29, 2018

Perea Nature Trail Hike

Rio Salado and White Mesa


Post-Script: These images were digitized via camera, rather than using my scanner, which hasn't been performing as well as it used to. I suspect I need to clean the optical sensor and the glass, at the very least. These paper negatives were also semi-matte finished, so weren't as sharp as glossy negatives. Lots of dust spots to contend with, too. Fun.

I know that I eventually have to get back to shooting black-and-white film, rather than merely paper negatives; but I've been shooting paper for so many years (since the mid-1990s?) that it's hard to change old habits. Of course, with film that means lengthy drying time in the drying cabinet. And then the problem that I'd need to rig up a back-lit copy stand, to digitize the negatives via my camera, with even more problems with dust; but at least the tonal range would be improved.

There are some scenes in northwest New Mexico that look like they could be from another planet; or from another era. Volcanic cones, ancient geological upheavals. I've got to get out and explore.


Typecast via Olympia SF.

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Blogger Bill M said...

Nice photos.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Joe V said...

Thank you. I digitized these via a digital camera, shooting raw, and post-processed them in the raw conversion software to get positives. But I should have used my scanner, even though it's older and I don't have good photo editing software for its output files.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Lucas Dul said...

Nice shots!

9:19 PM  

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