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B&W Challenge: Fog Horses

This photograph was taken in the early 80’s, shortly after I moved back to Texas from Hollywood. I was on a fishing trip, it was very early, and I saw these horses standing almost motionless in the fog. I stopped, rested my camera across the roof of my Scirocco and shot three frames. These slides were kept in a storage facility for twenty years without the benefit of climate control and the color shifted so much that a transition to black-and-white was almost painless.12-81_Buffalo_FogHorses_372

B&W Challenge: The Kelp Picker

My hopelessly romantic, politically incorrect, and wonderfully talented cousin Darlene Meador Riggs (painter, photographer, political commentator) of “Dirt Road Heaven” renown, invited me to the B&W Challenge a few weeks ago. This is a friendly invitation which is popular with photographers now and I had been enjoying the work of master shooters I’ve come to know over the years, but all my negatives were burned in a storage fire years ago and my scans of prints haven’t been very satisfactory. So this was a real challenge for me…working on scans of old slides and some newer digital images. The first roll of Ektachrome I processed included the image below…a kelp picker on a cold day off the coast of Wakkanai, Japan. Canon FT, Canon 50mm lens, Photoshop/Perfect Photo Suite 8/Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

A solitary kelp picker on a gray day in Wakkanai, Japan

A solitary kelp picker on a gray day in Wakkanai, Japan