Kodak Junior Six-16

My wife has started a small collection of old camera’s for me.  I have wanted to photograph them for a while now, but never really tried.  A few weeks ago we found an old Kodak Junior Six-16 Series II w/original case at a local antique store.  The front of this camera really caught my attention, so this evening I decided to set a small table and take a few shots.  It took me more time than I thought it would to find a composition I liked, but finally was able to lock in on it.  Once I had the composition I was looking for, I locked the camera down on the tripod and shot away.

I knew when I was shooting, that I wanted to process the image to give it an old look.  After some basic processing in Lightroom, I pulled the image Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro to finish it up.   I added some grain, the border and a tad bit of over sharpening in Photoshop, and then use Nik for the B&W conversion.  The results are below:

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Another Lake from Fall Workshop

I have worked through almost all of  my images from the workshop, and this is one of my favorites from the whole trip.  It was a calm morning with a comfortable temperature.  I waited a while for the fog to burn completely off of the lake, but it didn’t, well, not as along I was sitting there.

Nonetheless, I found the composition I liked, and used a Graduated Neutral Density filter to get more pop out of the colorful trees.  The sky was perfectly clear, and really looked boring, so I eliminated as much of it out of the image as I could, using the rocks in the foreground more than the sky.

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Small Falls on Lake Superior

It has been a long while since my last post.  I have not had much time to shoot this summer, but have not completely stopped.  But, last week I was out of town at a photography workshop in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The bulk on the time was spent outside shooting, and the weather cooperated.  Our coldest morning was 41 degrees, and it was in the 70s most of the week.

One of the evenings was spent at Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, where these small falls make their way to Lake Superior.

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