Still life with a rose submerged in carbonated water. February 2020.
I love wide shallow stream beds. I also like dynamic and churning creeks and rivers too, of course, but there is something very magical about seeing those long runs of rock you get with the shallower water.
This is from my first visit to Beaman Park in April 2019.
With record* low levels in Percy Priest, there were hundreds more yards of shoreline to explore in December 2015. These were taken with that same wonderful bulk roll of T‑Max 400, long expired. I’ve been pulling rolls off of this for three years now — I’m likely getting close to the end, and it’s been great to put this film to use some twenty-five years after it was originally intended to be processed.
*Who isÂ going to look it up to fact check?
Sycamore Falls is a great hike close to Sewanee. Takes less than an hour to make it to the falls (although there are plenty of smaller, shorter water features and bridges along the way so stopping often should be expected). Cheekwood is a well-known estate that’s been converted into a museum and public (although you have to buy a ticket/pass to go) grounds. The photos above came from being around the house itself; here is another set from elsewhere on the grounds. All from a 36Â count endÂ of the year roll of Neopan Acros 100.
From a late-December hike along the Fiery Gizzard trail, taken with Neopan Acros 100 (shot at 200). Developed in Ilfosol 3 1+14.
A somewhat strenuous trail, but well worth the effort. I didn’t bring along a tripod so this was balanced on a convenient rock. Plenty of those around for using as makeshift supports! The water was so clear, and so cold, it was amazing. Sometimes I still expect all water to be the same as that in south Mississippi — silty, yellow and so thick you lose your hand three inches under. This was the total opposite and just beautiful.
There are more photos to come off this last roll of the year, but I had to go on and post this one (which may be my favorite from the walk).