Thursday, August 26, 2010

one million served...

Larry Hayden (my visitor from a couple of weeks ago) finally got into the darkroom and made some prints. http://www.larrydhayden.com/  He has just started a photo essay about the Field Lab.  I'm really looking forward to his return for more images.

The How To for the camera panning mechanism met a major snag today.  Sourcing my parts, I found that the gear motor gizmo I'm using was out of stock....ahhh, the dark side of surplus.  Will come up with some alternates soon I hope.  For over 10 years, my absolute favorite weird place to shop from is American Science and Surplus.  http://www.sciplus.com/  I love the descriptions of their stuff for sale (it is worth getting on their catalog mailing list just to see it in print) and they keep coming up with items that I seem to "need".

Just got word from friend Chuck Monson that his travels are progressing.  God love 'im, he is 85 years old and just started blogging....!  http://prunepicker.blogspot.com/

Been keeping an eye on my site meter this week - having just crossed the 400,000 visit mark.  Someone from 75.1.104.76 in Dallas performed page view 1,000,000 at 8:26:17 this morning. I think someone deserves a prize.  82,86,65,0,B

12 comments:

Nick Cooper said...

NICE PHOTO!

Bruce S said...

John,

I know you have zillions of followers, but we are two that visited you a few months ago and follow you from the Dallas area. I don't have a clue if it was us. Our prize was visiting you and Benita.

dgullett said...

Go to http://www.whatismyip.com to determine your IP address.

Larry D Hayden said...

Hey John, Thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to coming back as well.

Sent you a few more images tonight. Hopefully you got them this time. Let me know if you didn't.

ezrablu said...

Wonderful photo! Congrats on hitting a million. I give your web address to everybody I meet...and they always get back to me to say they love your blog.

Dallas said...

It's me! How do I collect my prize? Steve in Dallas.

delgrego said...

Cool photo, nice to see film is not dead yet. Is the selective focus a darkroom effect or in-camera?

Larry D Hayden said...

Hi @ delgrego,

Thanks for the comments.

It's film and a large format camera. I purposely racked out the focus on the sides in camera to concentrate on John in his doorway. I have some straight focus images but this one was the best of the 6 or 7 images I made that day.

delgrego said...

Thanks for the info, Larry. I've been enjoying the photos on your site. There's something really satisfying about shooting on film and processing and printing it yourself. I haven't done it in years and I miss it. One of the benefits of the digital age is that now you can get very high quality film gear for much much cheaper than you could have just a few years ago.

John Wells said...

Dallas....send me an email with you mailing address - prize to come.

Allen Hare said...

Some great links on this post.

Nikki said...

Excellent photo, John!
No hay nada más bonito que una foto en blanco y negro.