Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 18, 2007

Van Isle Sans Chroma

I only shot 2 rolls of black & white film on my vacation, and I was very displeased with how 90% of them came out. Since a small handful did come out good, I am assuming that it was my error in camera settings that caused most of the photos to look washed out and dull, and not the processing by Robi's Camera Shop. Of course I was also using my Pentax K-1000, which is about 23 years old and has shot probably close to 500-600 rolls of film in that time. Nah, it was my fault.

This is in Port Angeles, WA, near the ferry landing. Craigdarroch Castle.

Craigdarroch Castle. This is one of the few photos that I find acceptable.

Mill Bay at the BC Ferry landing.

Bridge crossing The Gorge in Victoria.
Abandoned building, Victoria.
The Johnson Street Bridge opening to let a sailboat through. The side that's up the highest is the railroad tracks part and the other is for vehicle/pedestrian traffic.

No matter what I do, I cannot get my scanner to recognize sides of the photo that have sky in them. It keeps cutting off the sides of my photos, as seen here. There is more to the left side of the photograph.

Johnson Street, Victoria.

Victoria.

French Beach Provincial Park.

Someone clearly built this fort out of beach logs and when I peered over the edge, it looked like the perfect place for a couple to enjoy a little oceanside shimmy-sham. wink wink nudge nudgeI couldn't tell if these logs were placed like this by people or if they were washed onto the beach like this.

18 comments:

  1. No matter that you're not pleased with the results, these are very striking anyway - good job!

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  2. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Jo- these are good shots, love the black and white ones. You are too critical of your work girl, you do a great job.

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  3. They are beautiful, JoJo. You know you have talent.

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  4. jojo, those b & w prints are wonderful...you have a great eye. you should use b & w film again.

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  5. Beautiful pictures JoJo.

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  6. everyone else has said it... you really do have a good eye and thank you for sharing these places with us...

    lotsa luv ann xxxx

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  7. Anonymous10:09 AM

    julie...

    beautiful, JoJo. We would suffer without your work.

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  8. "It keeps cutting off the sides of my photos, as seen here."

    I think it did a great job of cropping for good effect, myself!

    I love B&W. Great shots.

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  9. Your pics are inspiring to me! They also make me want to visit these spots and see for myself these wonderful sites!!

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  10. You're good Jo, I always loved black/white photos.
    I went through your old posts to see what I've missed, great ones, thanks! :-)

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  11. These pics are stunning, hon! Look at the intricate architecture...wow!

    lemme know when you hit SF, 'cause I wanna see it first hand while you take pics!!!

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  12. Oh, Mark, I would love to send you my Hustler entry photo's, but I don't have a camera. Sorry!
    xxx

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  13. I love your photos. They are framed really well.

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  14. "lemme know when you hit SF, 'cause I wanna see it first hand while you take pics!!!

    Oh, Mark, I would love to send you my Hustler entry photo's, but I don't have a camera. Sorry!
    xxx"

    Damn, Axe, you really know how to hurt a guy. But I'll let you in on a secret:

    We don't need no stinkin' pics. I live just north of you...

    Good thing I'm happily married but thanks for the ...ah...fantasy!

    ;o)>

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  15. you know what, my scanner did the same thing to me, anyhoo, these are incredible joj:)

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  16. Lizzzard7:05 PM

    I am still waiting for the coffee table book!!! Get an editor! As always, they are fab!

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  17. Can't add much to what your fan club has said. Sure like the black and whites and am going to do more myself as you have motivated me.

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  18. Thanks you guys!

    Liz - you are the one who inspired me to start shooting pics after you won the Sandwich Library Photo Contest in 8th grade!! I still have the newspaper pic of you and your dad w/ your prizes in one of my scrapbooks.

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