Friday, June 4, 2010

New Orleans

As previously noted, I went to New Orleans recently and did some shooting with a Leica M6. I shot a lot inside the jazz clubs at night and used 3200 speed film, both Kodak and Ilford versions. Neither of my digital cameras could have produced acceptable images in those conditions, and their size would have made me stand out much more than the smaller, discreetly black M6.

I shot pretty much an equal number of digital and film images and prefer the film work by a long shot.

Image ©2010 Michael Morris

Okay, Maybe Not...

If blogger doesn't irritate me as much as it did in the past, I may try and post snapshots and other works here again. I will, as much as is humanly possible, try and stay away from politics, religion and nuclear physics.

The photo is from a recent trip to New Orleans. Shot with an M6 using 3200 speed film.

Image ©2010 Michael Morris

Friday, December 5, 2008

That's it. I'm Done.

Obviously the brain dead sacks of shit who write the program for blogger need to go back to work at McDonalds (actually, that's putting down the people who work at McDonalds, sorry). I can't deal with the ineptitude any longer so instead of getting pissed on an almost daily basis, I'm just going to close up shop.

I was going to post this right before the inauguration but as this is my last post...

We can soon close the book (The Pet Goat of political history?) on the worst presidency that mankind has ever known or, hopefully, will ever know. One that will reign supreme as the pinnacle of ignorance, bigotry, greed and corruption. One who presided over the darkest hours in American history... well, unless his brother Jeb ever gets elected that is.

The little rat bastard that is George W. Bush. The dick that is Cheney and all the rest of the weasly little gerbils, some living, some dead, but all immensely richer, will go down in the annals of history as the anals of history. I wish Hunter Thompson had stuck around long enough to write a fitting tribute to the eight years of this administration bending Ms. America over the conference table and nailing her for all she was worth (and then some), then, later, having some inbred intern use a crumpled copy of the Constitution to clean up.

There is nothing in America that wasn’t harmed by this presidency other than ignorance and hate. They both seem to have thrived under this administration. I would hope that Bush and his minions would all be tried for crimes against humanity but the opposite will most likely take place. Years from now their many crimes will be forgiven, or forgotten, much like earlier crooks of their ilk and some nitwit will want to put Bush’s face on the dollar bill.

As the end of his reign draws near, the little rat bastard is scurrying to cause as much harm as he can before they ship him back to Texas and his faux ranch. Auctioning off pristine lands adjacent to National Parks for oil and gas exploration, relaxing Endangered Species regulations, planting republican buffoons in lifetime civil service positions, the list goes on and on and on.

I wish them all nothing but the worst and hope that karma really does exist.


Erin Anyway You'd Like Her

I've been trying out Nik software's Silver Efex and Color Efex. Silver Efex is pretty strong and looks like a probable purchase. Color Efex on the other hand just doesn't make the cut.

Images ©2008 Michael Morris

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Erin Dark

Playing around with a new conversion technique. I like the actual print, but don't care for the way it comes across online.

Image ©2008 Michael Morris

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Online vs Print

I quite like the physical print of this image. I am less than enthralled with it on the internet (click on the image for the full view as blogger is too ignorant a site to show the entire image - warning: unsafe for work, small children or fertile farm animals).

©2008 Michael Morris

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Platon Lecture

While visuals would certainly help this presentation, the audio alone is well worth listening to.

Via Vincent Laforet's blog