Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
This building was part of the Tornado roller coaster complex. This is now the site of Keyspan Stadium, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. It was shot on a bright winter day from the boardwalk. The lens was the 50 mm Summicron F2. The film was Tri-x developed in D-76 in 1:1 dilution.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Way back when you had to tear your own jean to look poor. Very decadent but wnat can you do. This was the "scene" around Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on a typical summer afternoon on week ends. The lens was the 50mm Summicron F2. The film was. of course TriX. It was developed in D-78 in 1:1 dilution.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Shot in a stadium at night with the Summicron 59mm F2. The film was Tri-X pushed to 800 and developed in FG-7. Those were the days when ASA or today, ISO of 800 was considered fast. Well now the sky is the limit and people still complain about ISO speeds. Spoiled by digital cameras that take pictures in the darkd, practically.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Central Park on a Sunday afternoon in October of 1969, the height of the :happenings," and of "making the scene." The place was phenomenal. Full of energy and full of disparate people all trying to convince themselves or others of their invented self. It did make for a great supply of photographic subjects. This shot was made with the Canon 59mm F1.4 FL lens. It was shot on Tri-X that was developed in D-76 full strength. I still remember the time: 8 minutes at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees Celsius. I miss my darkroom.
When I had my studio on 36th street ^ Lexington Avenue, there were many times that I had nothing to do. I would then experiment with lighting, cameras. lenses etc. This was made with just window light with the Burke & James 4X5 view camera with 22" bellows and a Ektar 150mm F.5,6 lens in a Caltar shutter. That should bring memories to old timers like me.