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Michael Stoss

On the Way

Scott Stillman

A Walk in the Woods

Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA

September 23, 2007 12:15 CST

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© 2007 Scott Stillman, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

My interpretation of sustenance for this panorama was about what keeps me going and renews my energy and creativity. Getting outside to hike, climb, and take photographs has been the activity that has sustained me at times when I needed it. Experiencing the joy of being outside locally or in the mountains has made a big difference in how I view the word and my place in it.

The subject of this panorama is a nature preserve that is fairly close to where I live and I have shot several nice pinhole photos here. In keeping with the sustenance theme, this panorama was another undertaking that pushed me further than a typical digital capture. For the last two years, in additional to digital panoramas (that are certainly challenging) I have been shooting a lot of pinhole photography. This has led to a re-thinking of what photography is for me. It has also opened my eyes to what cameras can do, and how satisfying and sustaining making images in the most basic way can be. A camera can be just a box with a small hole in the front. The recording media can be film or a digital sensor.

So, for this theme I decided to explore another film-based panorama and push it a little further by using infrared film. This seemed like a good idea, and perhaps it would work better in a more static environment but I found challenges that I had not anticipated. Shooting a panorama in the woods can be difficult to process because of the movement of branches and leaves. This became more complicated because the nature of infrared film makes a grainier image than most digital captures. Add huge grain and movement to a process that thrives on identical control points, and you have a recipe for difficulty.

In the end, it went together pretty well and while it is not my favorite panorama, it is somewhat interesting to see the world in a different spectrum.
Hiking photos and trip reports

See more of my photography at www.scottstillman.com

Equipment

This was another interesting panorama to shoot due to the nature of infrared film. This was shot on 35mm Kodak HIE Infrared film and Hoya R72 filter. Captured with a 24mm lens on a Nikon FA with MD-15 motor drive. The tripod head was a 303SPH on a Bogen 3021BPRO Tripod. I scanned the film on a Konica Minolta Scan Dual IV. 10 images were stitched together with PTmac, edited in Photoshop CS.
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