Falls Park on Photographic Paper Negative

I’ve recently started experimenting with large format photography. This scene of falls park in Greenville, SC was taken with a 4×5 view camera using photographic paper instead of film. Paper is similar in characteristics to the original¬†photographic processes used in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and is only sensitive to blue and some green light. It is also very low speed, around ISO 25 in daylight or ISO 6 at night or under artificial light requiring longer exposures that modern processes. Paper is also less expensive and easier to use than standard film but has its own quirks. Look for more of this type in the future as I refine the process.

Falls Park

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The Good Life

A sleepy barn cat naps in the sun at the historic Carl Sandburg home in Flat Rock, NC.

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Stained Glass

The large stained glass window in St. John in the wilderness Episcopal Church.

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St. John in the Wilderness

The view from inside St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal church in Flat Rock, NC. It has been in active used since its construction in 1833.

St. John in the Wilderness

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Beaverdam Creek Homeplace

Just off of Highway 14 in Greer, SC if you look closely as you pass the Beaverdam Baptist Church you may notice the top of a chimney just barely over road level.

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Old Cigar Warehouse

The Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, SC which has been recently renovated and opened as a venue for weddings and events.

Old Cigar Warehouse

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Out of place home place

The Gosnell cabin built sometime before 1810 is one if the oldest buildings in Greenville, SC. Most of its 200 plus year life was spent in the Northern part of Greenville County on land that is now the site of Camp Old Indian, a Boy Scout camp. In 2009 the cabin which was neglected and in disrepair was renovated and moved to Mauldin, SC near city hall. This quaint home which once stood among the virgin timbers of the old South now sits in the city center as a tranquil reminder of days past and a simpler but much harder way of life.

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Where the sky meets the trees

A couple sits looking off to the horizon from the face of Jump Off Rock near Hendersonville, NC.16872831375_a9c88b63cc_z

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Silhouettes at Jump Off Rock

People gaze into the distance in the background and a child runs in the foreground by the light of the setting Sun at Jump Off Rock near Hendersonville, NC

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Cycling Outing

A father and child ride bicycles down a section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail that travels through Cleveland Park in Greenville, SC.

Cycling in Cleveland Park

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