Updated 4/12/06-2 new photo's added-One Black/White and One Color-to view scroll to the bottom of the page.
This page is my futile attempt at Black and White Photography. I have always been fascinated by shading, the light and dark side of things. Heather's work is also show here. She started taking B&W photo's in her Sophomore year (2000) of High School. She will be graduating this year and I will be adding her pictures when she brings them home. She has become very artistic in her work.
Below are a few pictures taken by Heather or myself on a hike through the woods last year.
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At the time these were taken Heather decided she wanted to take photography. It is now September 2000 and a few weeks ago she went back to school and is happily enrolled in photography. Check back throughout the year and we shall see how she progresses.
|Here's Heather first picture that she took in her photography class. It was taken with a "pinhole camera", which is made of a cardboard box and tape.|
|Here's a few Heather took-The "speeding" landscape was shot from the Mall parking lot.The darkening sky from our front yard.|
|This picture was taken under the small tree in front of my house in Florida (circa early 80's).The moon holds my fascination, in case you hadn't guessed.|
Duane and I went on an expedition last Saturday in search of a cemetery (KSthxsXO). Well really I was looking for "Grief," a memorial to Marian Hooper Adams. Way back in the early 90's I found out about "Grief" in a book called, "Ghosts, Washington's Most Famous Ghost Stories." At that time I perused the book and found a few pages dedicated to Mrs. Adams, and the story behide the statue. I never researched further at the time and the book ended up under my bed in a box until a few weeks back. It was then in one of my weekly fits of cleaning that I rediscovered said book. And now here I am creating these few paragraphs and exposing my first real attempt at B&W photography. I will let you in on a little secret...after I shot the whole roll of film I realized the camera was set on landscape!! Guess I won't be the next Ansel Adams. Suffice to say I will hopefully do better the next time but until then I am quite happy with the pictures above. As you can see I did take other photo's but most are of the statue. I must say the top third picture was quite unnerving as it really isn't of the monument looming in the background but the HOLE in the foreground. The earth seemed to be swallowing the top layers or was it someone waking up?
Below I have included a few links I have found relating to Marian Hooper Adams whom was married to historian, Henry Adams. After her death (which could possibly have been a suicide) Henry commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create the monument. When Henry died he also was interned there-a beautiful spot in the midst of many old and grandiose memorials to the dead. Rock Creek Cemetery is quite beautiful with it's ancient trees and rolling hills. Many notables lay in peace there, one of which is Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, Edgar's sister.
Marian Hooper Adams
Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Cemetery
Black Magic Woman
Well we made another trek back to ole Rock Creek Cemetery on April 24, 2004. This time armed with Duane's new toy, a Nikon D70. The pictures below have been majorly downsized for your viewing pleasure.
The following are obviously not black and white and not taken by Heather BUT they are of Heather. A few pics of her before prom and her graduation June 17, 2003. I am proud of you!!!
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