Underway on Blog Power

This is my first Blog entry ever.

At the May LPA meeting, Dan Coburn gave an excellent presentation on self-promotion, things that have worked for him. Dan and several other LPA members said “start a blog!” So now I have.

Things have been mighty slow this year on the photographic front. First, the weather has been crummy. Second, my real job has been taking its toll for the last two months. Third, on good days, I’m working. Hopefully, all these negative things are going to break real soon and I can get back to making pictures.

On the good side, I have two new lenses for the 7×17, so its all set to go. Right before Polaroid announced cessation of film-making, I stocked up and have five boxes of Type 55 to expend this year. And, as Rob Young has written, there’s the Great Polaroid Caper of ’08 to look forward to.

The other grandiose plan I have for this year is to convert some old and disused Polaroid Land roll film cameras to the 4×5 format. There will be more info on this as it comes along. I hope they turn out as well as this one.

(By the way, the title of this post is paraphrased from a famous message.)

  1. Hi Alex, I added your link.

    • Alex Hawley
    • May 10th, 2008

    Thanks Matt!

    • Rob Young
    • May 10th, 2008

    Congratulations! Now if it wasn’t so dang dreary out there today I’d get out! Freakin’ weather is driving me nuts. Maybe a break in the clouds will come later today.

  2. Welcome Alex! I added your link to my blog.

  3. Welcome to the blogosphere my friend!! Nice work. I will add a link to your blog from mine.

    • Alex Hawley
    • May 10th, 2008

    Thanks everyone. Good to hear from all of you.!

  4. Hi Alex. I guess I need to get with it and set up a Blog myself.

    Your work at the bank, coupled with your large format discussions at the meetings, prompted me to get some interesting images this weekend. We went back to my hometown (Fredonia) for Mother’s Day, and there is a decommissioned ADM plant there. On Saturday the skies were filled with overcast stormy clouds, and with a #25 filter the abandoned plant coupled with that sky took on a very spooky appearance.

    I’ll be checking back often.

    • Alex Hawley
    • May 12th, 2008

    Thanks Roger. I’m looking forward to seeing your shots of the ADM plant. They sound very interesting.

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