On my way to Saint’s Cafe with a new inkjet print in hand — a gesture toward beginning a new photography project. Cold and snow have the Vespa scooter at home in the garage sipping electrons from a Battery Tender.
Paul Ruby appears with a new print and an old Bausch and Lomb Tessar view camera lens mounted in an old Alphax self cocking shutter. I’m fascinated by the engineering and mechanical manipulations surrounding old shutters and lenses for view cameras.
Our photo meetings take place in hopes we cajole, pressure or shame each other into creative motion. Discussion usually revolves around shows, paper, books and other issues that can clog a photographers mind.
My first 13×19 inch print on Epson Exhibition Fiber paper made with an Epson P800 printer. After preparing the printing file in Photoshop CC (from a RAW image made with my Canon G15 (Now available as the Canon PowerShot G16 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera) I clicked the print button and a few minutes later was holding a dazzling inkjet print.
The image itself was a sleeper for me, a quick snapshot while walking out of a parking garage. Much later while perusing images in Lightroom did I recognize the strange view as a unique part of State College, Pennsylvania.
Not sure what will come of any photography projects but at least I’m in motion. That’s a start.