Your shopping cart is empty.
Jun 25, 2019
I woke early one winter morning knowing that it had been snowing pretty good when I had gone to bed the night before. A glance out the window of the kitchen I could tell that the sky had cleared and the temperature had dropped a glance at the thermometer confirmed it was five degrees below zero and still as could be. I had All of the information I need to know I was going to the Headwaters as soon as I could get my self dressed and out the door I would be having breakfast on the way.
Less than an hour later I was standing at the Headwaters trying to decide where I was going to make that mornings images. We had been going through a cold snap (-20 and colder) for a while before it warmed up enough to snow the night before. There was quite a bit of Ice near the Headwaters I thought this could be the perfect time to get out on the lake and make photographs looking across the Headwaters and down the river.
The first thing I needed to do was test the ice so with the camera equipment on shore I took my tripod and extended the legs so as I walked out on the lake I could pound the ice in front of me. I knew that I needed probably five inches underfoot to be safe, and with water flowing out of the lake, there was a slight current which can cause the thickness to be very inconsistent.
I chose a location that I thought would be safe enough to hold me and my equipment resulting in the composition you see in the above photo. You could see significant variations in the lake ice and the natural contrast between the water, fresh snow, and the trees around the Headwaters. I made several exposures on black and white as well as color transparency film, as was my practice when I was using a 4X5 view camera.
I left the Headwaters feeling like I had made a pretty good image that day. It was not until I made the first test print in the darkroom that I knew just how good of a picture I had made. It's still a favorite image twenty-five years later.
A technical note, about using a large format camera:
Using a large format camera, I was able to make some adjustments to the camera that would extend the depth of field. With the final composition, I employed the Scheimpflug principle. First, you choose your focus about midway through the scene with the aperture wide open then you slowly tilt the bottom of the lens board toward the back of the camera while watching for the focus to shift, you refocus and adjust until you see the focus area expand. And then you lock the lens board down and set your aperture for the exposure. A word of caution this technique takes a lot of practice to get it right. Once you get the execution down it becomes second nature, but it will take time to get it right.
This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.
WARNING: This merchant has removed information about what materials they are using in the production of their products. Please verify with them directly.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.
This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.
To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
Use the code above to get 25% off your Black Friday Sales order.
Act quickly, because this discount will expire on [12/02/2019]
SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!
Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now!
This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only!