While going through the portfolio to decide on what images to submit for Daily Inspiration, I thought it would be interesting to choose images from different cameras, in this case the Nikon D7000, D600 and my grandfather’s vintage 35mm Kodak Retina 1a from the 1950′s.
This past year I found myself spending a lot of time out on the eastern end of Long Island, camera in hand. The North Fork of Long Island in particular offers photographers an abundance of subject matter: farm stands, small villages, beaches and vineyards.
One of my favorite destinations is the Village of Greenport. At the corner of Main & Front Street resides the Coronet Luncheonette with its classic neon sign up above. That sign has always been of interest to me, and it took some careful framing to get a composition that was not ordinary or cliché (see photo #1) on the D7000. Briermere Farms in Riverhead, made famous for its freshly baked pies, provided an opportunity for the Kodak Retina with a nice spread of local produce (see photo #2). Shooting the Retina can be a bit of a guessing game: there’s only a rudimentary viewfinder, and you establish focus by guessing the distance to your subject and dialing it in on the focus ring. Unfortunately, the leaf shutter was not timing correctly but I was able to salvage a few frames. Certainly time for a clean, lube and adjust…
I took out the D600 to take a shot of an antique red soil tiller (see photo #3) at the Sound Shore farm stand in Riverhead. Antique farm implements are often displayed as ornamental items, and I found the contrast of fresh red paint against green grass in late afternoon sun irresistible.
All images only minimally processed in Nikon ViweNX2, Photoshop & ColorEfex Pro, color negatives processed and scanned by northcoastphoto.com.
My online portfolio is at: http://www.zenfolio.com/silentsnow
That’s it for now!
Photo 1 – Greenport, NY: Nikon D7000, 28mm AI-s f/2.8 lens
Photo 2 – Briermere Farms: Kodak Retina 1a, Schneider 50mm f/4 lens, Kodak Gold 200 film
Photo 3 – Sound Shore farm stand, Nikon D600, 50mm f/1.8G lens