Photographs by Frank

12 July 2021

Barns, Flags, Vanes, Etc.

Filed under: architecture,Landscapes,Summer — Frank @ 8:30 PM

I had business in Newport (NH) today. I headed north via Hillsborough, Windsor, Washington, and Goshen. My return route took me through Unity, Lempster, Marlow and Stoddard.

Although the light was drab and it rained lightly on and off the entire trip, I made photographs on both legs of the trip.

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Barn with Flag (Windsor, NH)
Barn with Flag (Windsor, NH)
Sugarhouse with Flag (Windsor, NH)
Sugarhouse with Flag (Windsor, NH)
Barn with Flag (Goshen, NH)
Barn with Flag (Goshen, NH)
Barn (Newport, NH)
Barn (Newport, NH)
Shed (Unity, NH)
Shed (Unity, NH)
Firehouse Vane (Unity, NH)
Firehouse Vane (Unity, NH)
Bandstand Vane & Swallow (Unity, NH)
Bandstand Vane & Swallow (Unity, NH)
Bandstand Bunting (Unity, NH)
Bandstand Bunting (Unity, NH)
Polaris and Santa (Unity, NH)
Polaris and Santa (Unity, NH)
Schoolhouse (Lempster, NH)
Schoolhouse (Lempster, NH)
Schoolhouse Interior (Lempster, NH)
Schoolhouse Interior (Lempster, NH)

7 July 2021

Wednesday Olio

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region,Summer — Frank @ 11:00 PM

I have had my eye on the barn with the flag painted on it for sometime. However, there has been a large RV parked next to the barn for months.

Yesterday, as we drove back from dropping off our little camper for service, I noticed that the RV was gone but I did not have a camera with me. This afternoon, I headed back with the camera to make the photograph I had in my head for months.

The rest of the photos in this set were also made this afternoon and evening as I wended my way though life.

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Barn Flag
Barn Flag
Day Lily
Day Lily
Grass Seed Head
Grass Seed Head
Flower Shop
Flower Shop
Semaphore
Semaphore
Still-life in Window Light
Still-life in Window Light
Untitled
Untitled
A Man and His Dog
A Man and His Dog

19 June 2021

On The Way Home, Redux

Filed under: Landscapes,Summer — Tags: — Frank @ 11:00 PM

Wednesday morning I met my friend Bill in Keene for coffee and then I had lunch with my friend Al, also in Keene. I took an indirect route home via Sullivan, Marlow and Stoddard.

Of course I made a few photographs on the way.

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Odd Fellows Hall (Marlow, NH)
Odd Fellows Hall (Marlow, NH)
Gazebo (Marlow, NH)
Gazebo (Marlow, NH)
Town Hall (Marlow, NH)
Town Hall (Marlow, NH)
A Fine Summer Afternoon (color)
A Fine Summer Afternoon (color)
A Fine Summer Afternoon (IR)
A Fine Summer Afternoon (IR)

13 June 2021

On the Trip Home

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region,Summer — Tags: , , — Frank @ 10:34 PM

This morning, I headed to Brattleboro to see what was up at the Vermont Center for Photography’s “tag sale’. Not that I need much in the way of ‘photo junk’, but I like to support the VCP and can always find something that will be useful. I came away with a few books, some mats and developing trays.

On the way home, I meandered and made some photographs. I made a few with the camera obscura but mostly, I made infrared (IR) photographs. It was a bright sunny middle of the day… good for IR landscapes and not much else.

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Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH (camera obscura)
Town Hall, Chesterfield, NH (camera obscura)
Mount Monadnock (Camera Obscura)
Mount Monadnock (Camera Obscura)
Mount Monadnock (IR)
Mount Monadnock (IR)
Mount Monadnock & Pasture (IR)
Mount Monadnock & Pasture (IR)
Mount Monadnock & Newly Mowed Hayfield (IR)
Mount Monadnock & Newly Mowed Hayfield (IR)
Harrisville Mill Building #1 (IR)
Harrisville Mill Building #1 (IR)
Harrisville Mill Building #2 (IR)
Harrisville Mill Building #2 (IR)
Lake Skatutakee (IR)
Lake Skatutakee (IR)

2 June 2021

New Salted Paper Prints

Filed under: Alternative Processes,Landscapes,Salted-paper Prints — Frank @ 4:00 PM

I have been ‘mining’ my archives looking for photographs that I think would do well as salted paper prints.

Here is the latest batch made yesterday evening. The images are 6×7.5 inches or 6.5 inches square on 8×10 inch Hahn. Platinum Rag paper. I made two copies of each.

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Bass Harbor Light (Mt. Desert Island)
Bass Harbor Light (Mt. Desert Island)
Birches & Fence
Birches & Fence
Stone Church (Antrim Center)
Stone Church (Antrim Center)

18 May 2021

More IR Landscapes

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region,Spring — Tags: , — Frank @ 9:30 PM

This morning, while running errands, I stopped at a few of my favorite ‘photo spots’ and made some infrared (IR) photos.

IR is a good way to keep photographers entertained. One can make interesting IR landscapes at mid-day on bright sunny days. That is, at times and under conditions where ‘normal’ photos are generally uninteresting.

These photographs were made in the hour surrounding noon under partly sunny skies. I was thoroughly entertained. I hope you are too!

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Hedgehog Mountain (IR)
Hedgehog Mountain (IR)
Contoocook River from the 2nd NH Turnpike Bridge
Contoocook River from the 2nd NH Turnpike Bridge
Contoocook River Near the Papermill
Contoocook River Near the Papermill

15 May 2021

Landscapes in Infrared

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region,Spring — Tags: — Frank @ 10:15 PM

A bright sunny day, harsh light… what is a landscape photographer to do?

Make infrared (IR) photos of course!

Warning… photo talk ahead!

These photos are made by placing a filter* on the camera that blocks all but the longest wavelengths of light from getting to the sensor. Straight out of the camera the photos have a deep red color and very low contrast. Processing the files on the computer gives the results you see here.

Green foliage is very reflective in the IR and so it appears bright white in these photos. Water, on the other hand, efficiently absorbs IR light and thus can appear very dark.

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Untitled (IR)
Untitled (IR)
Weeping Willow (IR)
Weeping Willow (IR)
Contoocook River #1 (IR)
Contoocook River #1 (IR)
Contoocook River #2 (IR)
Contoocook River #2 (IR)
Farm Field (IR)
Farm Field (IR)
Farm Pond (IR)
Farm Pond (IR)
Bear Hill Farm (IR)
Bear Hill Farm (IR)

* Specifically, I used an ‘R72’ filter which blocks all light below 720 nm (a deep red color). The filter looks black. If you hold it up to the sky, you can barely make out the disk of the sun.

12 May 2021

Two Walks

Filed under: Landscapes,Monadnock Region,Spring,wildflowers — Frank @ 10:45 AM

These photos are from walks on two recent days. The trees are beginning to leaf out and the hobblebush is in full bloom, as are many other early spring wildflowers and the black flies!

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Hobblebush #1
Hobblebush #1
Hobblebush #2
Hobblebush #2
Hobblebush #3
Hobblebush #3
Hobblebush #4
Hobblebush #4
Balancing Rock
Balancing Rock
Beech Foot
Beech Foot
Beaver-work
Beaver-work
Hand Labor (Stone Wall)
Hand Labor (Stone Wall)

2 May 2021

Two Days Work

Filed under: Landscapes — Frank @ 10:00 PM

Friday morning I headed to Laconia to help my friends Joe and Diana with a printer problem. On the way home, after lunch, I stopped at the Canterbury Shaker Village and made a number of photographs in the rain.

Early Saturday morning, I made a few photographs on Meetinghouse Hill before picking up my friend Victor for the drive to Brattleboro. We had our the first in-person meeting of ‘Carry It In’ (CII) in some months. CII is a group of photo-friends that get together once a month to share prints and talk photography. We spent the winter Zooming, but it is just not the same as getting together in person. We met outside, it was cool and breezy but tolerable and much better than Zoom.

The last two photos in the group below were made on Saturday; all of the others are from Friday.

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Ossa de Arboribus #1
Ossa de Arboribus #1
Ossa de Arboribus #2
Ossa de Arboribus #2
Ossa de Arboribus #3
Ossa de Arboribus #3
Ossa de Arboribus #4
Ossa de Arboribus #4
Ossa de Arboribus #5
Ossa de Arboribus #5
Canterbury Center
Canterbury Center
Stone Labor
Stone Labor
Orchard Shed
Orchard Shed
Untitled #1
Untitled #1
Untitled #2
Untitled #2
Untitled #3
Untitled #3
Meeting House Hill #1
Meeting House Hill #1
Meeting House Hill #2
Meeting House Hill #2

25 April 2021

WPPD – 2021

Filed under: Landscapes,Pinhole Photography — Frank @ 6:00 PM

Today, is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day!

I celebrated by mounting a pinhole body cap on my dSLR and taking a drive to some of my favorite places to make photographs… Hillsborough Center, East Washington, Bradford Center and Washington.

One can only submit a single photo to the WPPD gallery. However, I can show a few more here!

Care to guess the one I submitted?

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Church, Hillsborough Center
Church, Hillsborough Center
Church and Graveyard, Bradford Center
Church and Graveyard, Bradford Center
Pound, Bradford Center
Pound, Bradford Center
Common, Washington, NH
Common, Washington, NH
Church, Hillsborough Center, NH
Church, Hillsborough Center, NH
Gazebo with Flag, Washington, NH
Gazebo with Flag, Washington, NH
March of the Flamingos
March of the Flamingos
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