When visiting Dan's Antiques in our city of Ironwood, the most incredible antique shoppe you will ever come across, it is hard for me not to add to my bottle collection. I use them as studio props for all my wildflowers and it seems there is always room for a few more downstairs. I am especially fond of the green glass from the late 1800's onward into the next century. This is what the Schneider G-Clarons were meant for-macro or copy work, but as Fred Picker and Ron Wisner (large format camera maker) noted years ago, they turly are superb landscape lenses as well (if stopped down to f22 or greater). Seems like the majority of my large format work is shot at f32 or f45, with the exception of doors, windows, buildings that are flat, etc, which I will open up to f22, when not needing as much depth of field. Large format camera lenses have a very shallow depth of field, which is why they stop down so far (f64 and some to f128).
This is a piece from National Public Radio when Scott Simon interviews Iggy Pop and film maker, Jim Jarmusch, on the new Documentary Jarmusch made called "Gimme Danger"-a history of the iconic rock band from Ann Arbor, The Stooges. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and was just recently released with much fanfare. I will order it when it is available on DVD. One hour and forty eight minutes. I grew up in the motor city and watched this band, in addition to our other now classic rock bands (Alice Cooper, The Frost, SRC, Bob Seeger, The Rationals, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes) played most weekends at the Grande Ballroom, Eastown Theatre, and Birmingham Palladium. Good days.
Oops. Up an hour early to deer hunt as I forgot about the time change. Well, a second cup of coffee then before I get dressed and walk back to the blind in the morning stillness. Nothing like a deer blind to allow for a stream of consciousness (and an occasional nap). Have a good day!