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Photo of me

Me and the Canham 14x17
Me and the Canham 14×17

Here’s a photo of me at Eastern State Penitentiary with my Canham 14×17, courtesy my friend, Tom Finzel. He does a lot of HDR stuff and does it with subtlety (well, most of the time 🙂 ). I really like the image he made – I look good in this shot, which is all the more amazing since I smiled and held steady through about 15 seconds worth of HDR multiple exposures. I would have made a good model for a daguerreotypist!

Tom was trying to make an image that looked like platinum/palladium. While the color’s too neutral, it’s not a bad likeness.

DC Street Nocturne in the key of Panoramic, part 1.

Some of my prints from the shoot on Saturday night. These are all palladium prints. The images were shot with my Canham 5×12. All images were taken around Dupont Circle. You can see from the bus photo that these were obviously long time exposures (the bus was somewhere north of 2 minutes, in multiple snaps of 30+ seconds each). The bus was an experiment that didn’t produce the expected result, but in a bout of serendipity turned out something just as cool as my original concept. I was hoping the bus sitting still as passengers boarded would record as a solid object. Instead, it became something far more abstract in the final image – you can recognize the bus, in pieces. It became an essay on motion, transportation and “transit/ion” by virtue of its self-deconstruction.