Fun With Old Box Cameras

I have been taking photos with old box cameras recently. Below is a multiple exposure from a camera that is about 90 years old. The composition is totally done in the camera, in this case advancing the film a half frame at a time and composing the photo. You don’t know if it worked until you develop the film. I then digitize the film and work on things like contrast and toning.

Bethlehem Furnaces, Yesteryear

Bethlehem Furnaces, Yesteryear


Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens is one of those massive masonry fortresses built for coastal defense prior to our Civil War. Most of the fortress and its 21,500,000 bricks have survived a war, a massive accidental explosion and numerous hurricanes. My visit extended over three days when the weather was less than ideal, punctuated by periods of rain and heavy fog. Because of these conditions, I spent most of my time photographing the gun casements and bastions. They were in most cases dark, damp and cold, but fascinating. The brickwork with the interlocking massive arches is fantastic!

Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Florida - Fog

Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Florida – Fog