Sunday, October 26, 2014

One More Time!

Fire hydrants really are everywhere.  I found another one in front of the current Louisiana State Capitol building. It took a little extra effort since this one was across the street but with some creative composing I pulled it off.

It’s a shame Baton Rouge doesn't decorate or maintain their fire hydrants better. These are not very colorful and what color there is, is pretty faded. It would be really cool if this one was bright red, white and blue; although I believe the colors actually mean something to the firemen and have something to do with the water pressure or volume.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

They’re Everywhere!

I can’t remember when I first became interested in fire hydrants as photo subjects ( it was sometime back in the 1970’s) but one of the really great things about them is that they are literally everywhere so I am never going to run out of them to shoot. Another neat thing about them is that they are almost invisible. Even though they’re everywhere people just don’t notice them at all.

In fact if you are honest about it, most of you will have to look a second time at the photograph above to “see” the fire hydrant because you missed it the first time and just “saw” the Old Louisiana State Capitol building.

Diane Arbus once said, “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”  I guess I feel that way about fire hydrants.

This one was shot with the Pentax K-1 in downtown Baton Rouge on a gorgeous fall afternoon.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

How Wide Can You Get?

I have recently been awed by the pictures from the Holga WPC (wide pinhole camera) but just as I am coming to fully appreciate what it can do I run into the Clipper 6 X 18 Panoramic Pinhole Camera shown above.

Originally a Kickstarter project this camera which is produced by 3-D printing has a curved film plane and produces four 2 ¼” X 7” panoramic images from each roll of 120 film.

That’s all I know about it for now except that you get one from for $79. I may need one of these.