The eye of a storm can be the most peaceful, but also the most dangerous place to be. The winds raging around you and the rain beating you down takes a toll on your home. When you get a break from it, its peaceful. You have to be cautious. The storm may not be passed completely. You may just be in the eye. Meaning that you can enjoy the break for what it is, but be ready to find shelter quickly to wait out the remainder of the storm.
Waiting for a vehicle inspection, down a road I have not traveled. There is just something about driving around and seeing new places that excites me. The spirit of adventure is a wonderful thing…sometimes.
Film works by recording differences in light. It does not record shadows. Once this is understood, photography becomes easier.
This image was taken on a back road in Louisiana in one of its many torrential thunderstorms from the safety of my vehicle. It was shot with my Nikon FG-20 set to bulb on black and white film(don’t remember specific film type). This is an 11x14 print on ilford Variable Contrast Fiber based Paper.
While looking for a drawing of a Hibiscus I did in 2003 for a new fb challenge, I ran across some images I did during that time period. These images are shot, developed, and printed by myself using traditional darkroom techniques(film). I can’t remember the exact specs or film used(either Kodak Tmax 100 or arista 100). The photo on the left was taken with a Lubitel II(120mm) and the one on the right was taken with a Nikon FG-20(35mm). The image on the left was taken in my father’s place of birth. The image on the right is from my place of birth. The pen is there to show relative size.