fiddleheads

The Woods in Spring in Black and White Film

fiddleheads

Fiddlers

I always include a good bit of photography in my Panhandle Trail exhibit and like to share some interesting views on common scenes. A mini-exhibit within the larger exhibit I included this year was a walk through the spring woods, typically full of emergent color and shape, but this time in black and white film. 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.

trillium

Trillium

I took these photos in April 2020, just after the 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.

spring flowers

Spring Cleaning

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 have other images on the roll that I also like and will show as well.

They are framed in 1.5″ wide matte black frames, 11 x 14 with a white mat, opening of 5 x 7, so the image is well isolated in the frame. I can’t find these frames anymore, but I can cut the mats I need on my own and find a similar frame.

I have to add this little gallery to the Panhandle Trail photography page and also set up its own gallery on my page of exhibits.

I’ll have these three exhibited in my tent for my open house as well.

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