I’ve been on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram for awhile now and I’ve looked at more photo’s than I could possibly remember. It seems that digitally altered images are now the norm so I thought I’d try my hand. Here’s a shot of Lake Superior that I took last fall with a shot of the moon I took during the last “blood moon” with some photoshop stars thrown in for good measure. Is this still art?
Slide Show: Craig Creek, Craig County, Virginia, October 1977.
Kodachrome 64 slide film.
Of the hundreds of rolls of film I sent to the Kodak lab for processing in the 1970s, only one came back with an apologetic note that began, “Due to an unfortunate laboratory mishap…” But in a time when there were no quick digital means of altering images I was pleased with the otherworldly colors rendered by the chemical mix-up. Even so, I am glad the damaged roll was from a walk in the autumn woods, and not shots of a zeppelin bursting into flames or Jesus returning in the clouds or a toddler being rescued from a well.