The first shot is from Multnoma Falls, Oregon. It’s an iconic shot that pretty much every photographer and his grandmother has captured. I waited and waited for people to get off the bridge so I could get a clear pic, but finally, I gave up. This happened because a very West Virginia type of fellow yelled up from where I was standing to the bridge “Hey thar, cousin! Wave yer arms up so as I can take a pi’tur o’ you!” I figured, “why not?”
This was taken at the same overlook as captured here. It’s interesting to see how two different cameras, even if loaded with the same film and taking shots of the same thing at nearly the same time can give two completely different feels.
I wish I could remember which overlook I was on when I took this. It’s one of my favorite pictures. I believe it to be Mayer State Park. There, I met an older English couple who talked to me about box cameras and “vipers.”
I waited in the cold wind for this one. Sun plays a huge roll in trying to get the right look, especially at the Painted Hills (part of the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon). The sky took on a strange purple hue that is probably due to the film being “cross processed” (when you develop slide film as regular negative film).
When you’re dealing with a 100 year old box camera, it’s sometimes impossible to tell if what you want to shoot is completely in frame. Yes, there’s a view finder, but it’s mostly fogged over by 100 years of life. The engine is a fully functioning early 1900s two-truck Heisler run by the Sumpter Valley Railroad.
Here’s another great example of how two different cameras can capture the same shot differently. I caught this with the Duaflex II at the same time.
Again, I waited for the sun at John Day Fossil Beds. I believe this is called Picture Gorge.
This, the last shot on the roll, I really botched. This is Cathedral Rock near the John Day Fossil Beds. I didn’t aim high enough. With the Brownie camera, you’re supposed to literally shoot from the hip. That sometimes leads to shooting too low. That was the case here. This camera would be much better suited for wide expanses. Or a better photographer.