Booster Shot

Booster Shot

Backpacking trips are good for the body and good for the soul. I have a hard time thinking of anything more healthy (at least for me personally) than multiple days out in the woods full of exercise, fresh air and mood boosting views. Add to that the fact that you are often forced to disconnect from technology and the ever more depressing world of current events…..yeah it’s good for the mind too.

I move different on a backpacking trip. I use different muscles on uneven ground, stepping over logs or crossing streams. I stretch, squat, twist and bend much more than I do in my daily work life. There is no comfy office chair, but instead a grassy slope or flat rock.

I use my eyes differently. Much of my normal day I am looking into DSLR viewfinder or 24 inches away to a computer screen. Out in the backcountry my eyes stare at far away horizons, and size up everything from a snow capped mountain to a tiny wildflower the size of a fingernail.

I photograph differently too, more intently. I study the landscape and look for ways to provide perspective on how massive these objects and places are. I deal with dirt, dust and sweat. Hands lathered with sun screen and bug spray.

A backpacking trip is hard work (more so when you are carrying a Hasselblad) but the pay off is worth it. Not only do I love the images, but I also come back with a healthier body and mind.

Image with my Hasselblad 500cm.

Posted by Aaron Bieleck on 2017-07-07 23:01:17

Tagged: , Hasselblad 500cm , 120 film , analog , 6×6 , square , film , film is not dead , Hasselblad , medium format , wlvf , backpacking , North Sister , outdoors , PNW , Pacific Northwest , Oregon , hiking , Fuji Pro 160s , Sisters Mountains , mountain , landscape , trees , 60mm CT*

Analog Output

Analog Output

Patch cable goes from the analog headphone jack in my cheap Sony boombox that has a tape deck to my MacBook Pro computer that has an input jack to accept the other side of the cable. After taking the photo I noticed the dust on this thing. I guess I need to do some dusting.

Posted by macprohawaii on 2010-03-28 20:16:07

Tagged: , Sony , boombox , cassette , analog , digital , CD

img_Kowa 6_1985_132A

img_Kowa 6_1985_132A

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s .2 buildings about to be imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:44:53

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

img_Kowa 6_1985_139b

img_Kowa 6_1985_139b

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Balloons were released as the buildings were imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:32:15

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

img_Kowa 6_1985_140

img_Kowa 6_1985_140

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Two buildings were imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer, image cropped..

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:30:30

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

img_Kowa 6_1985_141

img_Kowa 6_1985_141

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Two buildings were imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:26:49

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

img_Kowa 6_1985_144

img_Kowa 6_1985_144

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Two buildings were imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:22:12

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

img_Kowa 6_1985_135c

img_Kowa 6_1985_135c

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Two buildings were imploded. Image made with Ilford HP5 and a Kowa 6 medium format camera. Negative scanned into computer.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:34:35

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six

analogue

analogue

Posted by Seán Venn on 2009-07-04 15:41:44

Tagged: , analogue , analog , archive , office , files , pad , string , twine , old , brown , paperwork , dust , thanks be to f~ck for computers , bookworm , motes , spiral bound , canon , 5d mark II , digital , photographic oxymoron?? , foolscap , ledger

img_Kowa 6_1985_133C

img_Kowa 6_1985_133C

Building demolition, downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, early 1980’s. Negative scanned into computer.

The structure on the right came down first and here the second building is beginning to come down, falling towards the right.

Posted by sara97 on 2009-02-22 03:40:08

Tagged: , photo by Sara Anne Finke , Saint Louis , analog , copyright © 2009 Sara Anne Finke , film , Ilford HP5 , medium format , Missouri , city , USA , demolition , collapse , dust , b&w , Kowa/Six