As I was riding by the Glatfelter plant in Spring Grove in the bus on Thursday, I learned that Glatfelter plans to sell their Specialty Papers Division to Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private investment firm, by the end of 2018 for around $360 million. These are some pictures that I made through the bus windows as we drove by.
I was using my Fuji X-E3 with the 23mm F2 lens at a shutter speed of 1/1000 sec. Needless to say, I’m really liking this camera and lens. I also have the 35mm F2 lens and like it as well. The question I’m now pondering is how much of my Homewood photography can be accomplished with this system rather than with my longer focal length micro 4/3 system.
These are some more images of Hanover that I made the other day. I don’t like them, but yet I keep trying to find images around Hanover that I do like. I prefer simplistic and minimalistic photos. I can convert these images to B&W and that helps reduce the clutter generated by the colors, but that is not enough.
I have tried long focal lengths to isolate details but all I seem to achieve is compressing the mess. If I decide to keep trying to find simple compositions, I think I need to get up close to details, but even they turn out to be complex images of peeling paint or rust, etc. My gut feeling is that I’m not going to make images that I prefer in town.
I went into Hanover yesterday morning and took a stroll to get some test images with the TG-5 camera, and to check how the construction is going. At the rate they are working I’m not sure I’ll live long enough to see it completed and the streets repaved. I did stop in the new store, the Crumb and Get It, for a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin to go with it. It was good. I’ll be going back, but with a better camera.
I am still working with previous images that I made in Hanover as I try different processing. Since I finally have the latest Adobe LR up and working I thought I would try some of their new presets. The above is based on their “Aged Photo” preset. It seems to work reasonably well with Hanover images.
I am still thinking about different ways to make images of Hanover. Since it is pouring rain and in the 40s this morning, I am limited to looking back at previous images I have made and sorting out some different ideas through editing. One idea that might be different would be to make images of the many industrial sites around town that most others driving through wouldn’t know about.
I haven’t decided about this version of processing. I have looked at monochrome and higher contrast color several times in the past. I tried the style displayed here just to get an idea of how it worked. I need to let it “bake” for a while before I make up my mind.
I was out walking around Hanover, PA the other day trying a different lens. For some reason, I decided to snap the above view of Royal Farms when this automobile drove into my composition. I noticed this morning that it is an Abarth Car. I had never heard of it, so I looked it up. Looks like a jazzed-up Fiat.