Let me start by saying that I am not affiliated with ColorPerfect, but I have decided that this is one Photoshop plugin that’s worth the cost! I first spoke about this tool in my “Return to New Orleans” blog post and I have since been rescanning my C-41 Color Negative Film from last year. The premise of ColorPerfect is simple. Give it a raw linear scan of the negative that hasn’t been converte
After a long hiatus from this blog, I’m returning with a set of images from New Orleans on Kodak Portra 400. I have recently had the revelation that when scanning color negative film, the best way to do the color conversion is to perform a linear scan and feed that into a piece of software called Color Perfect. This software is based on the idea that the negative inversion algorithm for producing a positive ima
In addition to being a retreat center run by the Presbyterians, Ghost Ranch is an amazing geographical area with several hiking trails. The landscape of Ghost Ranch was popularized by Georgia O’Keefe and her time in Abiquiu. Ansel Adams had the following eloquent statement to make about the place: “It is all very beautiful and magical here – a quality which cannot be described. You have to live and
So in my last post I mentioned talking about Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, but didn’t really mention Santa Fe. That’s because I don’t have a lot of material from Santa Fe from this trip. Staying closer to Abiquiu, Santa Fe really became the place you picked up food, went out to eat, ran errands, etc. Having seen a lot of the sites of Santa Fe before, we didn’t invest much time in Santa Fe on this t
On our way up to Santa Fe, we decided to take the Turquoise Trail, which is New Mexico 14. One of the highlights of this road is Cerrillos, a town with a lot of history and no paved roads (that we found at least). Here are a few images from our visit to Cerrillos on Kodak Hawkeye Surveillance Film: Next up in this series of posts will be Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch!
Albuquerque serves as the easiest point to fly in and out of Central New Mexico from. It’s only 1.5 hours drive to Santa Fe as well, which means you’re not far from Northern New Mexico. You can fly into Santa Fe as well, but there are far fewer flight options than flying into Albuquerque. So on this trip (as with others), we flew in and out of Albuquerque. We got in around dinner time and spent the evenin
In the Land of Enchantment, wide open country is the norm, spicy chiles round off the cuisine, and the roads go on for miles. New Mexico is a place with a character all of its own. It’s dry, it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s red, it’s green, it can wear you out. But at the end of the day, it earns its title of the Land of Enchantment. My wife and I recently traveled to New Mexico and while in th
Making this image at night was a fun exercise. Using ISO 3200 film in the Leica R3 allowed me to meter up to 4 seconds using the camera’s center weighted meter. Take a 4 second exposure and apply reciprocity and you have a roughly 12 second exposure. I made a few different images of the fountains at the World War II Memorial as they are lit beautifully at night, but this was my favorite rendition. In my opinio