So yesterday we got up at the bright & early hour of 6am and hopped into the Xterra to fire off to the great promised land of Alberta. Turns out that Corbin is a road tripping machine! We assumed that we would have to do the normal 12hour drive over two days due to frequent stops to feed and change and to perhaps just hang out. However, we managed to feed and entertain and still make it in 15.5 hours :) AWESOME! Anyway everyplace that we stopped and hung out for a bit I wandered about taking photos of ditches, gas stations, and road side turnouts etc..
Should be called empty beer bottle land! instead of wild rose country :)
Yummy food stops and those gates that let wild life back into the fenced in areas.
NO Skateboarding and road side garbage :)
I was cleaning up a little on friday when I cam across one of my polaroid tins. You see we ship prints, cd’s and such in these snazzy tin containers,
but when one of them is dented or otherwise not fit to send to a client it gets delegated to ride around in my camera bag protecting polaroids on photowanders. So I found one of these the other day & to my surprise there was a whack of polaroids in it that I have never scanned in to share.
So here I am now sharing them with you! :)
Where I got turned around on the Coquihalla because of crappy tires and lots of snow.
I think were the last of some Polaroid Type 80 Pack film that I had. Shot on the Mamiya RB67 With I am guessing a 90mm lens for the first one and a 50mm lens for the second. I am quite amazed at how much these faded since I took them in November. I had to bring a lot of contrast back when I scanned them in because they were nearly faded right out to grey in spots.
The one that I Love about the Vancouver is that there bridges are quite assessable. In other cities and places it can often be some what of a challenge to get under bridges with out parking 20 blocks away and going for a walk. Over the years I have developed a small obsession with the undersides of bridges. :) Perhaps I was some sort of troll in a past life.
In other news the tracking number states that my new 5D mark II is on route to me as we speak. Come on Mr. Purolator man. Bring me some awesome :)
So in typical jerk fashion I am going to make a feeble attempt to make up for months of sporadic posting with one long post filled with many photos and few words!
This morning I couldn’t sleep so I decided that I should go for a long walk. I took my RB67, 5D, a bunch of film, and a light meter and off I went. here are some of the Digital shots. The film will come someday
It wasn’t cold out but these birds sorta look cold.
I heart this train yard. I am glad we are still close where we are moving to.
It often seems like there is more effort put into the scaffolding on these “lets pretty up our city” projects then the pretty project them selves.
Interesting note on this. That curb is askew like that because I accidentally pushed it out of the way with the Xterra. We were shooting a portrit session with a couple which is why I parked there. When we left I drove forward pushing it askew like it is. Just a note about how sign of the things we do are always about us!
I have taken 75 billion photos of this silly fountain and this is by far the first one I liked. Something about it always brings me back to shoot it again but until now this is the first one I have enjoyed.
I had turned around to take photo of the empty cross walk when I saw the shadow and the feet I grabbed it instead :)