Today we drove to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. My friend Destin, a rocket tester(who makes these cool videos), got us into the center with the camera. I took 4 shots and lost 2 due to equipment failure. Then we went for some real southern BBQ, and I completely forgot about the lost photos. I’m going to do nothing tomorrow.
Today is our last day in New Orleans. We took the ferry over to Algiers Point, where I met local photographer Chris Williams http://www.zoeicaimages.net/, who sent me these photos, and Times-Picayune staff photographer Matthew Hinton who took some photos and did a short video interview. The levy was blocked off because of the high water level, so I photographed the harbor patrol car that was parked on it instead of the cityscape I’d planned on.
This Monday, I’m flying to New Orleans to meet up with my dad. We’re travelling across the country, and I’ll have the camera with me! The dates are loose, but so far I have a few locations:
May 23-26 New Orleans
Alabama (Birmingham area)
May 30-June 1st or 2nd North Carolina (Charlotte?)
This trip is primarily a family trip that I invited myself along on, so I’ll be shooting as much as I can, without slowing things down (too much). I’ll try to give some more accurate info when I get on the road if anyone wants to come out and see the camera.
My friend Matthew Sultan made this great video documenting me and the beast.
Yesterday I took the camera out twice. The first shoot suffered badly when both film holders failed due to the dark-slide catches separating from the holders, causing major light leakage. No big deal, the weather wasn’t so great anyway. The second shoot was at night on Russian Hill with some friends helping me out. I got exactly what I wanted, however, another film holder problem when both of the shots I took with the wide angle popped out of the film holder and fell into the camera. I’ll probably start taping the sheets down when I use this holder.
This is probably going to work best! A method already employed by most all cameras with lengthy bellows, I don’t know why I didn’t try this first. Of course, I can’t say yet that the issue is solved outside of my living room with a wide angle, but the next shoot should provide those answers. This is a 1/8″ sheet of pvc which has been cut with a knife and placed in the center of the bellows without glue. I had initially thought to contact cement the frame, but maybe it’s no necessary?