Tag Archives: Color photography

Portraits of Ordinary Objects

I was out doing some more street shooting in my neighborhood and found a couple more “ordinary objects” that cried out for portraits. I’ve included some of my past ones here to provide some context for the project idea.

Triple Meter, 14th Street
Triple Meter, 14th Street
Electrical Box, 13th & U Streets
Electrical Box, 13th & U Streets
Mailbox
Mailbox
Yellow Postbox, Paris
Yellow Postbox, Paris
Hydrant, Chalon
Hydrant, Chalon
Everyday Objects - Payphone
Everyday Objects – Payphone
Siamese Spigot
Siamese Spigot
Traffic Cone
Traffic Cone
Twin Parking Meters
Twin Parking Meters
Mueller Hydrant, K Street, DC
Mueller Hydrant, K Street, DC

These were shot on a mix of films – the black and white are either Kodak Tri-X or Ilford FP4+, and the color shots were taken with Kodak Ektar 100, all using my Rolleiflex 2.8E.

And now for something completely different… a Rolleiflex

I do on occasion actually shoot smaller format images, and even color once in a while. Here’s a graffiti grab shot I took with my Rolleiflex 2.8 E. Exposure unrecorded.

Graffiti, Wall, 14th Street

This was as much a test of film as it was playing with a camera. I was trying out the new Kodak Ektar 100. I’d say from this it was a great success. This was a scan from the negative, using Digital ICE for dust removal, a tiny bit of Unsharp Masking, and a little bit of color correction. No other manipulation.