Molly & Collin … their big day!

 

I’m so excited to share with you a sneak peek of Molly & Collin’s wedding.  They thought of everything when planning this day.  You could not have asked for a better location, it was beautiful.  Thank you Molly & Collin for asking me to document your special day!

Big weekend at the Huck house

 

We had a big weekend, Abby graduated from high school on Saturday and we had a graduation open house on Sunday. Roxy’s parents and my parents came in for the festivities.

 

All smiles after Abby's graduation.

All smiles after Abby’s graduation.

 

Gma & Gpa Nolt & Gma & Gpa Huck with Abby after graduation.

Gpa & Gma Nolt and Gma & Gpa Huck with Abby after graduation.

 

I’m really enjoy shooting with my Polaroid 420 camera and I could not pass up shooting a portrait of my parents on the Polaroid camera.

Polaroid portrait of my parents shot with a Polaroid 420 on Fujifilm FP3000b film.

Polaroid portrait of my parents shot with a Polaroid 420 on Fujifilm FP3000b film.

A Tribute to Edwin Land the inventor of Polaroid

A Tribute to Edwin Land the inventor of Polaroid

It was Edwin Land’s birthday on Monday May 7th, he would have been 105 yrs old.

I’ve been shooting professionally for nearly 27 years and I’ve been shooting Polaroid film since before that. It started when I was in photography school at Ohio Institute of Photography in 1985. Time flies when you’re having fun. I’ve been blessed. I’ve held two photography positions in my career. After OIP, I worked at Image Source Inc. in Evansville IN. for 4 yrs and the rest of my career I’ve been at Cedarville University as the university photographer. Enough about me …

Polaroid film has played a creative part in my life as a photographer. Back at the beginning, Polaroids (typically Polaroid Type 64 4×5) were used as test shots in the studio instead of shooting & processing 4×5 slide film. We would test our shots for lighting and positioning … it was cheap. I would always say that Polaroid was like water. NOT TODAY!

Gene Rogier was a boss of mine at Image Source & I remember him creating a Polaroid transfer for the first time in around 1989 and I was hooked! I’ve been shooting and creating Polaroid transfers & emulsion lifts ever since.

I’ve had the opportunity to give workshops and teach an Independent Study on Polaroid transfers & emulsion lifts.

I’m sad that Polaroid film has gone away, it is nearly impossible to get anymore at a reasonable price. I’m sad to see Fuji FP3000bw being discontinued. Over the last few years I’ve used Impossible Film since Polaroid has gone away. It’s a great 600 & Spectra camera film and I look forward to it getting bigger & better in the future.

I super excited to see what is in store for New55 and I can not wait until it is finally available the public. Time will tell.

~ Below is a very small collection of my Polaroid transfers & emulsion lifts, Polaroid Type 664, and Polaroid Type 65 P/N 4×5 images.

The first image (Project) is one of my first Polaroid images shot, and the last image (Anniversary Tulips) is to date my last Polaroid transfer created on April 17th, 2014.

FREE tickets won on the radio

On June 13th, 1993 while listening to the morning talk show on 1290 WHIO, they were having a contest. I called in and won 2 free tickets to WWF King of the Ring at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH (actually in Greene County). I can’t say I was/am a big WWF fan but who doesn’t like free tickets. It was a great night of WWF wrestling. I’m a photographer, I brought my camera along of course. Remember this was 1993, I was shooting BW film and my film of choice was Kodak TMZ 3200, most likely shot at ISO 1600.

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June 13, 1993 – WWF King of the Ring at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH: Yokozuna (Rodney Anoa’i) with manager Mr. Fuji defeated WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan to win the title after a cameraman (Mr. Fuji) shot a fireball at Hogan. (http://prowrestling.about.com)

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 4

After spending two days studying and taking measurements in the Skull Creek area in Colorado, We left Rangely, Colorado and went back to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.

Dr. Whitmore points out a dinosaur bone in the rock formation on a short hike in the Dinosaur National Monument.

Dr. Whitmore points out a dinosaur bone in the rock formation on a short hike in the Dinosaur National Monument.

Here is large dinosaur bone along the hike.

Here is large dinosaur bone along the hike.

Dr. Snelling & Dr. Whitmore lead the students on a hike looking at rock formations and comparing what they recorded at the Skull Creek area the two days before.

Dr. Snelling & Dr. Whitmore lead the students on a hike looking at rock formations and comparing what they recorded at the Skull Creek area the two days before.

Students looking and taking notes at the boundary of the dinosaur bone bearing formation.

Students looking and taking notes at the boundary of the dinosaur bone bearing formation.

We drove further into the Dinosaur National Monument. After eating lunch, we took a hike into the Box Canyon.

We drove further into the Dinosaur National Monument. After eating lunch, we took a hike into the Box Canyon.

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Dr. Whitmore wanted the students to see the great cross bedding & sediment deformation in the Bow Canyon and how that's important to what they've been studying this week.

Dr. Whitmore wanted the students to see the great cross bedding & sediment deformation in the Box Canyon and how that’s important to what they’ve been studying this week.

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We stopped to look at a few of the many petroglyphs in the monument.

We stopped to look at a few of the many petroglyphs in the monument.

After leaving the Dinosaur National Monument, we took a drive up into the Uynta Mountains. We stopped at the Red Canyon Overlook to view the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

After leaving the Dinosaur National Monument, we took a drive up into the Uynta Mountains. We stopped at the Red Canyon Overlook to view the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

On our drive back to Vernal, we stopped at Aspen Overlook on US 191.

On our drive back to Vernal, we stopped at Aspen Overlook on US 191.

Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 3

Dr. Whitmore met with the class just before we headed out into the field for the day. Dr. Whitmore reviewed formation names of the layers that the class was going to measure.

Dr. Whitmore met with the class just before we headed out into the field for the day. Dr. Whitmore reviewed formation names of the layers that the class was going to measure.

After arriving at the Skull Creek area, the students immediately got to work measuring layers while Dr. Whitmore & Dr. Snelling went off on their own making observations and taking notes on layer formations in the area. I followed along for awhile and found myself on top of a small ridge. I came across two Juniper Cedar trees, one alive & the other dead. I found this image very intriguing.

After arriving at the Skull Creek area, the students immediately got to work measuring layers while Dr. Whitmore & Dr. Snelling went off on their own making observations and taking notes on layer formations in the area. I followed along for awhile and found myself on top of a small ridge. I came across two Juniper Cedar trees, one alive & the other dead. I found this image very intriguing.

Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to review the mornings layer measurements.

Dr. Whitmore brought the students back together to review the mornings layer measurements.

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There's always time for a group photo.

There’s always time for a group photo.

You can see the students & Dr. Whitmore off in the distance taking measurements. The students worked hard throughout the day measuring the downward slope as well as the side they were standing on.

You can see the students & Dr. Whitmore off in the distance taking measurements. The students worked hard throughout the day measuring the downward slope as well as the side they were standing on.

After lunch back at the van, I took a walk up another ridge.  From the top, you can barely see the students working in the distance. (circled)

After lunch back at the van, I took a walk up another ridge. From the top, you can barely see the students working in the distance. (circled)

While taking measurements, students find and examine dinosaur bones trapped in siltstone layer.

While taking measurements, students find and examine dinosaur bones trapped in siltstone layer.

At the end of the day standing by the van, you can see the ridge I climbed to the top.

At the end of the day standing by the van, you can see the ridge I climbed to the top.