Sep 18 2016

First Day at Niagara Falls

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 14:13

First a question: Why isn’t it pronounced Ni-Ah-Gare-Ah Falls? Sure as hell reeks havoc on my spelling having to think about the damn extra A every time! Just got the first days shots uploaded to the smug mug account. Day two will be next. This is one set of Rita’s color and one of my black and white. I honestly would never have imagined wanting to do a second day at the falls, as they seemed an over rated tourist site in my head before arrival. However, I have to admit I am a convert. Fantastic visit. I am also planning a trip back first really severe winter, as I have seen some winter shots to die for and I want some of my own.

Rita’s color set of day one is POSTED HERE.

My black and whites are POSTED HERE.

Sep 18 2016

First days of our Fall Trip

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 11:12

Some of these shots have been on Facebook, but I am putting up high resolution full sets now. The shots of the family visit at Steve and Diane’s place are POSTED HERE.

The next set is Rita’s from the campground the first night on the road. It is POSTED HERE.

The last of this group are my B&W shots from on the road and in the campground. That set is POSTED HERE.

More set to come, soon.

Jul 11 2016

Victoria B.C.

Category: Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 10:19

We came to Victoria for a week of R&R. Well, that’s the plan now. Originally I had a workshop on intaglio printing of photographic plates scheduled, but that fell through (to be made up later by personal training). Since everything up here was already booked, we decided a break was good, too. We have several friends up here that we met through photography workshops, so we will also get some visiting in.

We arrived Saturday on the Victoria clipper, a high speed hydroplane ferry (coincidentally, they originated in Norway and one of the first ones in the world went into operation when I lived in Stavanger, Norway). We got settled in a bit on Sunday, walking a ways to a real grocery store for supplies, as we are in a nice studio apartment right by the water at the edge of old town and Chinatown. It’s the oldest Chinatown in North America, they claim. It’s also one of the smallest. If you go through the photo set, the first three shots are Rita’s from the rooftop deck of the building. We are only on the second floor, so no view, but it is nice on the roof, which we can also use.

Sunday was mostly occupied with our preparations, but in the later afternoon we went out to scout the old bridge near our place as I hope to use it in the project I chose to do for the black and white film photography class I am taking. Last week I shot a couple of rolls of the bridge at Deception Pass. This week I am doing the same up here, then I plan to hit several bridges in Oregon that I have loved for years.

These will be kind of redundant, as both Rita and I were shooting and we were just shooting the bridge and some of the area right around it. But there are some nice shots in there. Internet is sucking a bit here, so I probably won’t be posting more from this trip until we are back. I will just put up a few on Facebook, and wait until after the trip sometime to develop full sets.

In the meantime, the set of the bridge are POSTED HERE.

Oct 15 2015

Minnesota Wedding Film Shots

A small set. Nailed most, but blew a few (but not bad enough to not post for the interested family members). The set is POSTED HERE.

Oct 14 2015

Beale Street at Night

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 13:47

Well, Rita’s yard work took her a bit longer than I thought and I have these ready to go. Rita shot all these on the little Leica D-Lux point and shoot. They took very little processing and just a hint of noise reduction. Love that little camera. The set is POSTED HERE.

Oct 14 2015

Memphis Riverboat Tour

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 13:09

I have found and processed the Memphis riverboat shots that Rita and I took last month. Glad I realized I missed these two sets weren’t done (this and our Memphis night shots from Beale Street). Hopefully I will have the night stuff done soon. Maybe not today, but soon. Meantime, the riverboat stuff is POSTED HERE.

Oct 11 2015

Memphis at Night in Black and White

I have a set of black and white shots from Memphis, all but a few taken at night, ready to go now. While developing the black and white film I also discoverd I had some of Elvis’s cars from the day at Graceland in my film sets, and when checking to see the date on those I discovered something strange. I have NOT done our Graceland set. I guess my meltdown there (from lack of liquid and heat) put a block in my brain. Anyway, I will get to those soon, so this is not the last of the Memphis stuff. But this is the last of the film stuff from Memphis. The first few are from a daytime visit to Beale Street and a visit to A Schwab, an historic department store, one from the entry to the Gibson Factory (before we had to stop because they did not allow photos on the tour) and a couple of shots of bridges taken on the riverboat tour. The remainder are all night stuff on push processed TriX film. My Black and White Memphis shots are POSTED HERE.

Oct 10 2015

Some Film from Memphis

I have my actual negatives in hand from the memphis stuff, but I don’t have time to pick my favorites and do more detailed scans yet. For now I am posting some sets from the scans from the lab, they are pretty decent scans anyway. A portion of these were posted at lower resolution on Facebook, but I have done more development work (home computer makes it much easier to get into really detailed processing than the laptop when traveling). The first of two sets is all of the apartment we stayed in while in Memphis. That set is POSTED HERE.

The second set is from the Leon Russel Concert and has some of the opening act the Grahams and some of Leon Russel and his band. There would be more of Leon Russel, but I was asked by the floor manager to stop using anything other than an iPhone. Strange to me, as iPhone shots would certainly be more accurate than high speed black and white film shots. Maybe they just don’t like art? Who knows. At least I got a few good ones in before they shut me down. The concert set is POSTED HERE.

Oct 10 2015

Minnesota Wedding Time

Category: Family & Friends,Leica Monkeys,TravelRandall Kelley @ 15:33

Posting three sets from the Allbee wedding in Minnesota recently. The first set is a small batch from the ceremony. That is POSTED HERE.

The second is from the reception.Some of people sitting around and some group shots. Some of them are the wedding family shots and some are of Rita’s brothers and sisters. The set of her brothers and sisters is a chain of rapid fire shots of them goofing off. If you flip through them fast you could almost make an animated gif of them. That set is POSTED HERE.

And lastly, a larger set of dancing. Mostly the kids, but some of the grownups acting like kids. That set is POSTED HERE.

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