Archive for 'Lines of Flight'
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
A major dilemma with many photographers is what camera to bring on an excursion that is not related to work. iPhone? SLR? Leica? Medium Format? Well when kayaking a river even I don’t want to put a Leica close to the water so for the 4th of July in Washington DC I opted to use my FED 5b. It’s a Russian knockoff of a Leica rangefinder with a fairly decent 50mm f2 Industar lens. I wasn’t concerned if this camera got wet or if it fell into the water while kayaking. eBay is full of them and it’s easily replaceable where a Leica is not unless you have lots of funds available.
Now the FED does not have IS or VR so bobbing up and down in the water even when attached to a tripod is going to bring interesting results. This image was about a 10 second exposure using Kodak 200 Gold film.
Enjoy. – Chris
“Aerial application, or what was formally referred to as crop dusting,
involves spraying crops with crop protection products from an agricultural aircraft.” – Wikipedia
Spent a couple days working on a project at the Cleveland Air Service in the Mississippi Delta last week with my good friend and fellow artist Will Jacks. Much more to come, stay tuned.
Leland Snow Air Tractor over bean field, August 2013
Leica M9P with 90/f2 Summicron.
Enjoy. – Chris