Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black and White Holgas

Here are some recent black and white Holga photos. I am not sure why some of them are so contrasty, it seems like the ones with bright sun lose pretty much all the details in the highlights....

Boardwalk through the woods on the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point. I really enjoy boardwalks through the woods, I feel like they will lead someplace magical.... or something.

Ice Age Trail in earlier fall

Ice Age Trail in earlier fall

These two photos of my nephew running through a sprinkler are what I mean about totally blown-put highlights. I haven't checked the negatives yet, to see if it was processing or not. Maybe C-41 process b&w film is generally more contrasty and have a smaller tonal range? I would love to develop at home, but the cost of chemicals, plus the smell puts me off.

I am heading to Iowa for Thanksgiving to see family and play with nieces and nephews. Unfortunately my 24-70 has been deemed "unrepairable" and the new lens that I purchased isn't here yet, so it will be a one-focal length holiday. I would like to get a picture of the turkey though. I have never taken a picture of a turkey. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Boundary Waters :: And more Holgas!

 Here is my final installment of Holgas from our trip to the Boundary Waters.

 Three Sisters island on Snowbank Lake. We camped on this island.

 Grass on the edge of the lake.

Birch Trees

The canoe in the morning.

Carrying through a portage.

Some rocks at the entrance of Snowbank Lake.

Reflections of the North Woods in the Lake

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Boundary Waters :: More Holgas

Here are some more Holgas from out trip to the BWCA. I can't wait to go back or go on another adventure! I will add some more Holgas tomorrow.

I am not sure which lake this is, but judging by the clouds, I would say morning on Parent Lake. This is a photo using the bulb function, as well as me turning a bit when taking it.

Paddling through lakes

  Fishing, it looks like there might be a fish on there.... but there isn't.

 Shoving off into Lake Disappointment.

 The dock at Snowbank Lake, our put in and pull out.

 The final portage to the jeep.

Snowbank Lake at a windy sunset

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boundary Waters Canoe Area :: Disappointment Lake

Here are some Holgas from out trip, or more specifically of Disappointment Lake!

Disappointment Lake in the evening.

  Disappointment Lake in the morning.

  Disappointment Lake during the early afternoon.

More Disappointment Lake

Dan preparing to fish on Disappointment Lake, where we caught no fish, which was a disappointment.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BWCA Holga

I got my Holgas back from the developer today from the Boundary Waters trip. When I get time I will put a bunch up (I scanned a lot) but for now here is just one!

The Lake

Monday, November 15, 2010

It Felt Like Winter...

It felt like winter yesterday in central Wisconsin. Snow flakes fell for the first time this year.

This isn't from yesterday, but is one of my favorite winter photos. I took it while snowshoeing in the Clark County Forest.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boundary Waters Continued

I had some time to finally edit photos from the trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. These photos were all taken with my 40 D and a 14mm lens. As we left town, I went to take a photo with my  28-70 mm lens and it fell off my camera in my hand. Apparently the lens broke from the rear component when my backpack took a tumble. I freaked out because I couldn't remove the latching element from my camera. But it worked out and I got it off. But all these photos are with a fish-eye on my cropped camera. Lots of lens flares and such....

The trusty aluminum canoe. We took this last time to the Boundary Waters. It is pretty heavy, but you can run it into rocks without worrying.

We made friends with the gray jays. They say on our hands and ate cookies.

Lots of portaging, 13 to be exact. I know this photo has a weird or no focus and is blown-out at the top, but I like it.

We fished a lot, but didn't catch anything. Not even any bits. Dang. No Walleye for us!

Grass and sun. There was a lot of this.

More canoe pictures. 
Canoeing into a lake on a beaver stream.

More Lakes


Our final paddle through Snowbank Lake.

Starry night over Lake Disappointment. It was a new moon, so the stars were splendid each night. Photos don't really show much, but I have never taken photos of the stars before. I think this was about a 77 second exposure.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Boundary Waters

I am back from a five day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was a beautiful trip, perfect weather, no people, no ticks, mosquitoes, or black flies. I think I am sold on going in the late fall. There was even no rain! I will add more later, but I was sad to have my morning cup of coffee in front of my laptop and no in front of a campfire and this picture.....

Sunrise over Parent Lake

Friday, November 5, 2010

Five Day Fall Weekend

I love five day weekends! I have some vacation to use up, so what better way to use it than a chilly trip to the Boundary Waters? We went last year in June and it was chilly, so I think it will be chilly again. On the plus side of the chilly-ness, hopefully no ticks, no bug nets for mosquitoes, and our food won't spoil!

It may not look like last time, but it will still be nice to be there. I am going to purchase more layers, but it isn't suppose to be that bad, no snow. 

Here are a few fall pics from the past week or so.

This isn't fall nature, but fall colored nevertheless. I photographed a new bakery in Point, A Dash of Delicious, and I couldn't resist. They were quite good too!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gallery News

Since I have started my fall project, I didn't really expect to do much with it except learn to like fall. But, I occasionally look for open calls for gallery submissions and juried competitions, and I saw one for a gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ciao Gallery was having an "Autumn Leaves" exhibition, featuring works inspired by the fall. so I entered. My photos were accepted, so now I will be displaying there starting November 18. Exciting!

These are two of the four photos that I will be displaying, Both were taken on the Ice Age Trail near Rib Lake.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wedding Albums :: Central Wisconsin Wedding Photography

I am excited to share that I am now offering wedding and engagement albums! I wanted to offer albums that were classy, clean, and cute and I finally found some that fit the bill.  I am offering wedding and engagement albums from KISS Wedding Books.

I wanted to keep the options simple, which is what KISS does. I don't like millions and zillions of options, and gimmicky design elements. Your wedding photos are forever, so you want them in a high-end, classic and timeless style that won't look dated in ten years.

You can chose either leather or linen covers. The leather albums have heavier pages and are more resistant to damage. The linen albums have flexible pages and would be great for guest books!

The albums are offered in 4 sizes: 4 x 4, 8 x 8, 10 x10, or 12 x 12. 

The colors are not only awesome, but the names are too!  Chose from Smouldering Brown, Forbidden Green, Sultry Blue, Virgin White, Redlight Red, Passion Pink, or Voluptuous Black.

The lay flat page binding allows for full page photos. The photos are also directly printed on the page!

I ordered 4 x 4 leather albums in Forbidden Green. These mini albums are perfect as brag books and would make a great Christmas gift! They come in sets of two, which would thrill each sets of parents. Cross them off the list!

The photos look great as a part of the book - directly printed on the archival paper.

For more wedding photos, check out my website: http://lauraschmittphoto.photoshelter.com/
or my Wedding and Engagements page on my blog!

If you want more information or are interested in ordering an album, email me: l.t.schmitt@gmail.com or call me at 715.486.6567