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*

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Space exhibit, collection of astronaut camera gear

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Space exhibit, collection of astronaut camera gear

Assorted cameras used in human spaceflight.

Some of these will be cataloged in the National Air & Space Museum’s
aerial cameras and human spaceflight collections database.

Posted by Chris Devers on 2011-05-30 22:51:14

Tagged: , Eye-Fi , Chantilly , Virginia , United States , Smithsonian , Smithsonian Institution , Air and Space Museum , National Air and Space Museum , Steven F. Udvar-Hazy , Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center , Dulles Airport , Dulles , Fairfax , VA , Udvar-Hazy , camera , cameras , Nikon , Hasselblad , space , suit , spacesuit , astronaut , cosmonaut , NASA , Canon , camcorder , digicam , Apollo , Gemini , Mercury , Space Shuttle , exif:aperture=f/3.5 , exif:exposure=0.02 sec (1/50) , exif:exposure_bias=0 EV , exif:filename=DSC_9875.JPG , exif:flash=Off, Did not fire , exif:focal_length=18 mm , exif:iso_speed=800 , exif:lens=18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 , camera:make=NIKON CORPORATION , camera:model=NIKON D7000 , exif:orientation=Horizontal (normal) , exif:shutter_count=11382 , exif:vari_program=Auto(Flash Off) , meta:exif=1350345851

Thinking about further changes…

Thinking about further changes...

I’m at home for some days so I’m busy thinking about the scanner camera. This is an idea about embedding a mini pc into the camera itself. It’s based around a pico-itx computer and a Lilliput 5" monitor. It can’t be totally integrated because of dust, heat and light coming into the camera, but it would be a modular system with integrated design.

Posted by Project ESE on 2012-11-01 21:54:32

Tagged: , scanner camera , 645 , back , camera , ccd , diy , epson , format , hasselblad , mamiya , medium , mediumformat , megapixel , phase , scancam , scancamera , scanner , scannercam , scanning

summer evening 1

summer evening 1

No computer generated efects at all except removal of scan dust. Shot as is. No light adjustments. nothing. Kontxa Donostia Euskadi / La Concha San Sebastian España Spain

Agfa optima 400 220 bought a couple of years ago in a lot of 300 rolls when they closed the factories down and had out of date stock left gathering dust in the warehouse.

Hasselblad 500cm 50mm Carl Zeiss f4 T*

Edward Olive summer 2010

File img381v22 of 2010

Posted by Edward Olive Actor Photographer Fotografo Madrid on 2010-07-31 14:16:14

Tagged: , fotos artisticas , fotografos , fotografo madrid , edwardolive , fotografia artistica , fotografía artística , fotógrafo madrid , fotógrafos madrid , fotos artísticas , analog , fotos analogicas , PhotoContest-TNC10 , “ZEISSContest2010” , hasselblad , 500cm , 50mm , Carl , Zeiss , f4 , T* , Distagon T* 4/50 , gettyiberiasummer , madrid fotografos , fotografo profesional madrid , professional photographer spain , photographer madrid