B/W film roll #2 for the weekend — again, sucking up all the energy offered from the nice weather at the end of this dreary January.
Downtown Asheville is perpetually new, and especially that day — the people were like ants crawling out of a disturbed nest, thankful for any excuse to be outside. And, of course, leaving their detritus around the area. And that makes for good photography. Thanks littering people!
Also, a brief experiment with taking two very similar photos (the two Jackson Building frames) and walloping them through post very differently. Results: encouraging!
This weekend was devoted to 35mm b/w film. Eryn was at a nursing class all day, so Theo and I went out and about to the Biltmore to enjoy the truly fantastic weather.
We made the usual rounds, and I found some new viewpoints — as always, shooting a different medium pushes me to look at where I’ve been in a new way. Especially as the sun got lower and the statues showed more of their age and granularity — I am glad I went with b/w film to focus on the line and shapes.
Originally the trip out the Biltmore was for the hyperfocal challenge (one of the photos above made the challenge, not my greatest work but Eryn did get a featured spot with her entry), and we ended up wandering around a bit more. Or at least, I did.
My biggest surprise was seeing the Bass Pond totally iced, with a bit of water draining over the waterfall edge from under the ice sheet.
Some of these were from earlier in the day — no use making a second post on the same topic!
It wasn’t the first snow of the year, in fact I think this may have been several days after the last snowfall. But the night time weather was perfect (although a bit chilly) for some long exposures — low wind, low traffic.
It is surprising how much more play there is at night with subjects that are willing to stand still for long exposures. The night-into-day effect is quite mesmerizing.