View from Rainier

Hiking up to a point on Mt. Rainier was really wonderful. Plenty of snow and plenty of hikers up there on a fantastic day to hike. Was definitely the only person up there with a film camera.

Taken with a Voigtlander Bessa R4M and 21mm lens on Ilford HP5+ film



Saint Helens

Traveling with some black and white film gives me a different perspective then shooting digital color. The landscapes out west sometimes just look great at angles in black and white and detail and shadows just get drawn out more. The volcano was a lot taller but a lot of its top is gone since the eruption. Closer to the volcano you can see the difference in the landscape, no more tall trees but small plants and pumice stone areas.

Taken on a Voigtlander Bessa R4M on Ilford HP5+


Mt. Saint Helen’s wrath

When Mt. Saint Helens erupted there was quite a bit of destruction. The area near the volcano still shows what happened when it went but the further you get away you can see what it probably was once. The trees in the area were large and you can see the remaining stumps here in the photo. There is pumice stone all over with small vegetation growing in. To the left of this photograph is a large lake with massive trees floating, probably for years. The volcano is to my back right now.

Takne with a Voigtlander Bessa R4M with 21mm f4 lens on Ilford HP5+


A time at Black Rock

It is hiking time. Hiking is really something that I enjoy and of course capturing photos. Black Rock is a short hike within Shenandoah National Park. It was something to relax on, easy walk, short and a place to sit and have a 300 degree view.

Taken with a Bessa R4M on Ilford Delta 100 pushed to 200