Yesterday (August 12) in the Allegan Forest. A heavy rain came down a hour or so before I arrived and a faint mist was rising in the heat. I have probably passed this spot a thousand times without noticing it, but this time I finally saw it.
Taken on Arista 200 rated @ 200 and developed in Microdol-X, 1+1, 9 min @ 20C.
I am happy to announce that two of my photos will be exhibited in the 2016 American Landscapes exhibition hosted by the Maryland Federation of Art.
My two accepted pieces are Muddy Back Roads, a photo made in January of this year:
And October Morning, from October 2014:
This year's exhibit will run from August 12 through September 10, 2016 at the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. The juror this year is Liza Key Strelka, Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
An online preview of the exhibit can be found here. More information about this and other MFA exhibits can be found at mdfedart.com.
Arista EDU Ultra 200 pushed to ISO 400 and developed in HC110 Dil H for 9 minutes (20C). Everything about this combination is officially not recommended - though nominally an ISO 200 film recommended ISO is usually more like 100 and HC110 is labelled as "not recommended" as a developer. But in this example I like the pronounced but fine regular grain and interesting tonality.
I usually see Fox Squirrels and Chipmunks around my house, but this summer this Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) has been resident in my backyard. He (or she) can steal a bird feeder full of sunflower seed in a single afternoon (somewhere nearby a few kilos of bird food is stashed away.) He "sings" for prolonged periods of time - up to an hour - sometimes chanting "chock-chock-chock" over and over from the top of the fence, sometimes sitting in trees improvising a mix of bird-like tweets with squirrelly scolding. He's not much larger than a chipmunk but unlike them he consistently outwits the resident cat.
A quick hand-held grab shot from this morning as the squirrel was serenading from the tree branches. Pentax K3, Tokina ATX 400mm f5.6.