pardon me, but I must ask more of you than anyone has you have lived a fantasy: that life is yours to do with as you please no life is not a belonging you own; I, we all, need more kindness from you more time much more time: take the time to be where you … Continue reading Pardon me,
After taking three images, I needed a fourth one to not waste developer - the tank holds four negatives at one time. There is a pocket park near our home, and I had never set foot in it even though I've known about it for years. Now that all the 'real' parks are closed, I … Continue reading A Strange and Lovely Tree
Here's another 4x5 image made with black and white film. Not as scenic as the shot of Mt. Rainer, but rather a test shot with some specific subject matter to see how well the camera performs technically. The smooth tones of the car are rendered really well. The tone gradations are completely smooth, and the … Continue reading More first light 4×5
I finally got around to developing the four 4x5 negatives I had exposed with the Linhof Kardan camera. (I used different lenses on these images, but...I did not keep track, and don't know which lens I used for which exposure.) The lenses I have are: 90mm Nikon Nikkor W f/8 135mm Fujinon f/5.6 210mm Schneider … Continue reading First Light: 4×5 film
I've been away from this blog for a while now. I had been planning to move to less expensive blog software, and even tried a few things out, but really none of it was satisfactory. So I'm back to WordPress, and will resume posting to this blog. I see that images have been lost in … Continue reading I’m Back!!!
I have suspended adding anything to this blog. Facebook is where I spend most of my posting time. Even my long-form articles go to Facebook. See me at: https://www.facebook.com/ron.wodaski
I’m so tired; All the wrongs, All the sorrows I can’t contain them, I can’t repair them. I’m just a flood And the me that was washed away is dead, Like a bird in the grass Silent After the flood I am so tired, My shoulders bleeding Something torn Out of me— My heart, I … Continue reading This Is a Poem I Want to Scream Out.
Beauty, in the end, Is unbearable not because it burns But because once encountered It becomes mundane, Just the legs next to us on the couch, Or the hazy valley outside our window.
I've been continuing to do digital art. I do plan to get back to watercolor for a while, but I'm pretty happy with the tools I've settled on. Here are a few recent examples of what I've been doing. Software: ProCreate and Sketch Club for the most part, with a few others here and there … Continue reading More digital art
For various reasons, I have done very little watercolor for about four months. I got back into it by taking Cheryl Long's Wednesday classes at Cedar Grange here in Maple Valley last week. Now I have to paint for at least three hours a week. So far, I am doing more than those three hours, … Continue reading Back to Watercolor at last