Saturday, November 27, 2010

Halifax Panorama

Halifax at night, looking over to Dartmouth.

Prokudin-Gorskii Experiment Works!

I tried again to make colour images out of 3 b/w images, as I had tried to do once in the summer. This time it works! My results are still very messy, but clear enough to see how I can proceed to make better ones. The first one is infrared film, though very underexposed. The second is regular b/w film (the developing of which I messed up due to trying to use a developing tank I found without a lid). I am going to try both b/w and infrared again, next time much more perfect.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Grand Pré

"Was it a year or lives ago
We took the grasses in our hands,
And caught the summer flying low
Over the waving meadow lands,
And held it there between our hands?"

-Bliss Carman, Low Tide on Grand Pré

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bay of Fundy

I am now at my residency in Nova Scotia! I walked down to the beach from the centre today, overlooking the Bay of Fundy. I had heard about how the highest tides in the world are here, but it didn't strike me how fast and how far the tide moves until I saw it. The tide must have advanced about 20 meters in the half hour or so I was down there. It is intimidating, almost frightening, and very exciting, to see something so big moving so fast.