Some Photographs

Forest Floor in Davis California


This web page started out as an experiment on my part. Many years ago, I took a lot of photographs, primarily color slides. Now, we are talking about the 1960's and 70's here. After a while, I started using AgfaChrome film instead of Ektachrome for 35mm work, because the shadows were brown instead of green. You will see this color "bias" in these slides.

Early on in my web-viewing, I discovered Philip Greenspun's Pages (including stories of his travels) and then from there discovered his terrific photographic work. I read his excellent page on publishing photos on the Web and realized that my old slides could live a new life on Kodak Photo CD. So, I got some slides scanned just as an experiment, and I'm quite pleased with the results.

Now, we own various digital cameras. We started out with a Sony Mavica (the one with the floppy disk). Next was a Kodak DX6490, and then we moved to other point-and-shoot cameras. Until recently we used a Nikon D300 and D700. They are remarkable cameras. I (Bob) have moved on now to the Panasonic GX85. My wife Sandra still loves her D300. We have posted photos both to our personal website and to Flickr. The photos below are now included in the set at: Bob's Flickr Site.

Both as a treat for the viewer, and a big "thanks" to Philip, I have placed some of the pictures on this web page.

NOTE that these photographs are Copyright©1998-2017 Robert Swanson. I greatly appreciate people viewing the photos, but not stealing them. If someone is interested from a commercial point of view, I have the Photo CD, and can have copies made as needed.

Pine Needles on Forest Floor

[Photo of Pine Needles]

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Taken in the Summer of 1968 in Davis, California, on the campus of the University of California. I still delight in the long, low, sunlight of late evening in the Summer. I was using a Leica 3a (really!), 50mm lens, macro system, and AgfaChrome film.

Blackberries in Southern Oregon

[Photo of Blackberries]

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I was camping in 1971 in the Central Valley of Southern Oregon, on my way to visit Ashland and the Oregon Coast. Near the campground was an open area with the usual wild Oregon blackberries growing in profusion. Again, the soft, low summer sunlight make the whole scene very appetizing. Note the spider webs in the sunlight.

Taken with a Canon P7, Leitz 50mm lens, AgfaChrome film.

Old Building in Jacksonville, Oregon

[Photo of a Building in Jacksonvlle, Oregon]
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Taken in Jacksonville, Oregon, probably in 1967. This was an old church that had been converted into an antique store.

Taken with a Leica 3a, 50mm lens, probably with AgfaChrome.

House in Ashland, Oregon

[Photo of a House in Ashland, Oregon]

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Taken in Ashland, Oregon, probably in Summer 1967. I spent three summers in this town, working at the Shakespeare Festival. Fond memories. Anyway, when I had a little spare time, I walked all over town, admiring the scenery and wonderful older structures. When I saw this house, I was intrigued by the steps leading up to the front walk, and then the front walk up to the front door. Quite a climb.

Taken with a Leica 3a, 50mm lens, probably with AgfaChrome.

Church in Arcata, California

[Photo of a Church in Arcata, California]

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Taken in Arcata, California, in fall 1968, while I was a student at the State College there. I was experimenting with a view camera. This was taken using Ektachrome 4x5 film, camera had an Ektar lens. Scanned from a reversal print, which yields much poorer quality than an original scan from the transparency. However, this image was easier to clean up, and looks a bit more like an Italian landscape painting than a photograph.

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