Fiddlers, The Woods in Spring in Black and White

“Fiddlers” photo prints are printed in archival inks on Epson Silky Photo Paper, artist canvas or hot press archival cover.




Fiddlers is one of the set of three photos in “The Woods in Spring in Black and White,” taken with my old manual Pentax film camera with black and white film, a walk through the spring woods, typically full of emergent color and shape, but this time in black and white.

I saw completely different things in the flora than I’ve ever seen before while using color film or my DSLR, and the feeling was completely different. The scenes look mysterious, foreign, while the photos themselves appear vintage. I had originally wanted a dozen images, or at least six or eight, but these three really hit the spot.

I took these photos in April 2020, just after the Covid shutdown began, and also just as I was getting back on my feet for hiking, six months after my hip replacement. My DSLR needed a repair but I couldn’t get it done right then. I pulled out my old Pentax K1000 fully manual film camera and a roll of black and white film someone had given me. I keep my favorite lens combination on this camera, the one I used to photograph all my favorite wildflowers: the original 50mm lens with a 1.25x converter which shortened the depth of field and added a wonderful soft blur all around the main subject.

I always include a good bit of photography in my Panhandle Trail exhibit and like to share some interesting views on common scenes. I included this mini-exhibit within the larger exhibit for my 2021 Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit. I call it a “mini-exhibit” because out of the roll of film I shot there were only three photos of emergent spring plants that followed a consistent theme and composition. But just the three was very nice. Here are the other two.

You can also find the images as a matted and framed set and singly in Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail, All Photos, Black and White Photography and Gardens and Wildflowers.


Shipping within the US is included in all the prices listed. All shipping is via Priority Mail. Prints are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Canvases are shipped in a box to fit with padding. Since this original is small it is also shipped in a box with extra padding.


I order canvas prints as they are ordered here because. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting.

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