Saint Francisville (Final)

This is the third and final post of photos I took on my last trip home. The photos are of a church that I have a bit of a connection to in a third-person sort of way. My father told me years ago that when he was about the age I am now, he helped paint and do roofing work on this church. Considering the fact that this was almost forty years ago, the connection is distant at best. But when I walk past this church, I imagine him much younger and working on this building. Here are the photos. I still marvel that a little point-and-shoot camera could give such great results. I did have to tweak contrast just a tiny bit in post, but it was the smallest amount of adjusting I’ve ever had to do to any images I’ve taken up to this point.

 

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When I go back, I’ll be doing a bit of shooting with my Bronica SQ-A to see what I can do in medium format. I hope you enjoyed these images. My next post will be in color. Portra and the Nikon FA.

 

 

Barrow House Inn, Saint Francisville, LA

I gave it a good college try when I was looking for some riveting information about this bed and breakfast, but came up with nothing more than the place having been built sometime in the first decade of the 1800s. The inn is located on Royal St. in Saint Francisville, LA. The place is actually quite welcoming from the outside, but this angle gave the place bit of a foreboding mood in my mind. Perhaps I’ve watched too many paranormal television shows. Either way, I was pretty pleased with the shot.

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This shot is a detail of the iron work that cradles the inn. As is the way with many local places built in this era, the iron work is what elevates a historic structure to an even greater level of interest and beauty.

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This is one of the planters that lines the front area of the inn where the foundation is built up above street level. I’m not really sure if it is the same period as the inn itself, but I lean toward that not being the case. Either way, the lion faces on them were quite captivating.

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That’s it for today. I hope you did enjoy the photos.

Dear Kodak, Thank You…

Kodak is keeping the film side of its business alive and well. They’re finally realizing that their film business IS profitable and that the “niche” of film photography is still quite large. Go to the link below to read more.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2145203/kodak-phases-digital-businesses-film-alive

In honor of this decision on Kodak’s part, all of the shots in this post were made with Kodak film.

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Monster!

Now it’s time to go buy some Portra.

Thank you again, Kodak, for keeping it real when the chips were down.

The Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

The Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Up to this point, I’ve really not added a lot of text to my posts. I’m still trying to find my voice in that aspect, so bear with me. Feel free to drop me a comment if there are things you’d like to know that I’ve not touched on.

This photo was taken during a day trip to Kansas City in early September/early October 2011. The part of town where the photo was taken is called The Plaza. It was my second trip to Missouri, and I was excited to have a brief visit to Kansas City. I really enjoyed the vibe of the town and that area in particular. I also had the pleasure of joining Matt, his dad, and his sister while taking in some of the best barbeque in Kansas City. Wow, talk about good!

Back to the photo. This shot was from the first roll of black and white film I put through an Olympus Stylus Epic, and overall I was very happy with the results. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but most of the shots were sharp and very well-exposed– the little camera definitely lived up to its reputation.

Taken with Olypus Stylus Epic aND Kodak TMAX 400 film.