Friday, May 26, 2017

Experimenting at Mosquito Hill.

It was early May before we got to Mosquito Hill.  BTW, no cane, no using the tripod as a cane. Woo Hoo.

I also took my new snotty attitude to let pinhole be pinhole and don't get hung up about camera and subject movement.  It was actually pretty windy.

Right away just behind the interpretive building, we came across a half eaten snake carcass.

A lone bloodroot clinging to the side of the hill.

One good thing about rocks is they really hold still well.  The bottom of the exposed rock at the switchback. This spot never gets any sun and is always wet.

After watching Twin Peaks, this image seems more significant than it did before.

I think this is the top of the groove where the ski jump was.

A tiny tunnel where a rock fell against another ledge.  Geology in action.

At the cliff where the North Path runs around to the south side of the hill, a rock face.  Actually  I see about six faces in this photograph.

There are rocks at the top of the hill I'm sure didn't fall out of the sky.  I supposed they were moved here during the ski jump era.

Can you tell what scale this one is?

It's actually about three inches across.  The Populist was stuck inside one of the tufts of regular grass that dot the hillside.

At the top of the hill, that most common cliche of pinhole, pointing the camera up into a tree.  My intent here was to illustrate that the trees were just leafing out, but the sky and the general composition turned out well.

A stripe of blue sky woven in with the trees, clouds and mayapples in the woods on top the hill.

On the north side of the hill there's this stripe of maple seedlings about twenty yards wide that goes from the top to the bottom of the hill.

Jacks-in-the-pulpit like to hang out at the lower end of the curve around the switchback.

They're kind of up the hill and over a rut from the path, but if you collapse one leg of the tripod and hold it against the hill with one hand, hold down the other two fully extended tripod legs with your feet, and fully extend the elevator, you can get close enough for a portrait.

These didn't turn out that different than what I usually do,  Oh, well. I tried.

All with The Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36mm frame.

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