Landscapes

Snow Melt Waterfall Colorado

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On a trip across the Continental Divide in 1976, a came across this lovely scene of falling water, wet rocks and a convenient white log.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 View Camera, 90 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f16 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Sunrise, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, New York

Sunrise on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York  August of 1987.  This is the view from my late parents’ home on the southern end of Otsego Lake.  Just to the right of the image are the headwaters of the Susquehanna River from which the name of our Website is derived.  Nikon F2ASb 35 mm Kodachrome 25 1/60 f9.3 No filter

Mouth of the Susquehanna River

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Lake Otsego in Upstate New York forms the headwaters of the Susquehanna River that flows south from Cooperstown to the Chesapeake Bay.  The Mouth is featured in James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales for its Council Rock and in the Revolutionary War for providing the water to float General Clinton’s army south to attack the British in 1779 near Elmira, New York.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clinton

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 View Camera, 90 mm lens, exposure 1/15 at f22 without a filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA with N processing in HC-110.  1979

Mt. Rainier from Paradise

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View of Washington State’s Mt. Rainier from the popular overlook near Paradise.

Century Universal View 8×10 View Camera, 320 mm lens, exposure 1/60 at f22 with a K2 Yellow Filter onto Kodak Tri-X film rated at 160 ASA and N processing in HC-110.

Wheat Field and Clouds, Central Valley of California 1982

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While driving south on I5 down California’s Central Valley, I saw this scene changing under layers of fast-moving clouds.  Often the time required to set up the big 8×10 view camera causes an image to be missed, but not this time.

Standard Universal View Camera 320 mm lens onto Kodak Tri-X 8×10 film rated ASA 160, 1/60 sec at f22 with a K2 yellow filter N-2 processing in Kodak HC-110.

Waterhole Canyon near Page Arizona 1976

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A now famous canyon near Page Arizona that is the home of some of the most interesting slot canyons popularized by Bruce Barnbaum and Jay Dusard in the late 1970’s.

Century Universal 8×10 View Camera 320mm lens, 1/8 sec at f11 onto Kodak Tri-X film rated ASA 160  N-2 processing in HC-110

Serpent’s Tooth, First Light, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, CA

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In 1993, I drove to Zabriskie Point to watch the sun rise paint the famous Serpent’s Tooth feature from Zabriskie Point and what a spectacle it was!  RB-67 50mm Lens Ektachrome 64 1/30 sec f22

Zabriskie Point 1976, Death Valley

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One of the famous landmarks in Death Valley is the view from Zabriskie Point particularly at sunrise.  When photographing there in 1976, I walked away from the crowd of photographers and found myself down in the wash itself.  As I prepared to make an image, I was aware of the sound of  my heart.  It was so still that my ears kept cranking up their sensitivity until they found my heartbeat.  I have had similar unsettling experiences but only in special anechoic chambers.

Mamiya RB67 6x7cm Roll Film Camera, 90mm Fixed Focal Length Lens, Exposure 1/250 at f11 VPL Rated ASA 160, no filter