Snapshot Portraits
Some Black and White Photos
Manual Focusing with Nikon CP5700
Getting the Redeye Out

Some Black and White Photos

(From out of the past!)

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Iowa State (3).jpg (253926 bytes) The Library, Iowa State University, 1969. Existing light. Christian Petersen Sculpture, Boy and Girl. (The idea for these figures first came to Christian Petersen around 1942 while he was looking at the bare pedestals which had been gathering dust in the library's lower lobby since 1925. Unsightly electric wires protruded from the bases which the architects had designed for light fixtures that were never installed. Petersen outlined his idea for stone figures to then president Charles E. Friley who gave him permission to proceed with the work in 1943. The result the next year was a pair of students, male and female, ostensibly studying with books in their laps, but fully aware of each other as they exchange glances across the landing of the stairwell. Petersen's humor may be seen in the fidgeting foot of the male student.) (Info from Iowa State Univ. Web site.)
Iowa State (2).jpg (233794 bytes) Dorm, Iowa State University, 1969.
Iowa State (1).jpg (204468 bytes) Dorm windows, Iowa State University, 1969.
Iowa State (4).jpg (265782 bytes) Kay, 1969. A fashion assignment.
Water Tower.jpg (180349 bytes) Water Tower, Iowa State University, 1969.
Student Union.jpg (144987 bytes) Student Union, Iowa State University, 1969.
parking meters.jpg (186659 bytes) Parking Meters, Iowa State University, 1969.
Illustrator.jpg (172503 bytes) Illustrator, 1969.
So long old friend.jpg (212091 bytes) "So long, old friend," Cynthia, 1969
Flys Eye.jpg (166150 bytes) Fly's Eye, 1967. Setup used is shown below. Exakta camera, Tessar lens, F8. This was the sharpest F-stop for this lens. Stopping down to increase the depth of field resulted in unacceptable loss of sharpness.
Super Macro Setup.jpg (139221 bytes) Super Macro Setup, 1967. Cardboard tubes and balsa block used for lens extension. Used for Fly's Eye photograph above.
Ants.jpg (170060 bytes) Ants, 1967.
Dosimeter.jpg (72446 bytes) Dosimeter, 1966. A professional assignment. Crown Graphic 4 x 5, Polaroid PN medium (Polaroid product producing an instant print in addition to a very fine-grain film negative.)
rain.jpg (230455 bytes) Rain, 1969.
Splash.jpg (176895 bytes) Splash, 1969.