Japanese Red Pine, Color Infrared

If you thought film was dead in the water, this might just change your mind!

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Japanese Red Pine

Despite the name Japanese Red Pine, these trees aren’t naturally red. The foliage here appears pink, magenta and crimson due to being shot with Kodak Ektachrome color infrared film ( Kodak EIR ). This particular roll was quite old, being expired in 1998 and shot just last week ( late July, 2013 ). Since I had never shot super expired color infrared film before, I was really worried about the results – thinking that such an old roll of film wouldn’t produce great images. In general, the photos came out fine. They’re definitely grainy – especially in the shadows. I’m glad I took the risk and purchased this incredibly rare film.

To compensate for the age of the film, I exposed the images to more light than is normally necessary for color infrared. Typically, shooting at ISO 400 will yield great results. Yet for most of this test roll I…

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Vale JJ Cale

JJ Cale Has Passed Away

JJ Cale passed away at 8:00 pm on Friday July 26
at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

The legendary singer / songwriter had suffered a heart attack.
There are no immediate plans for services.
His history is well documented at JJCale.com, rosebudus.com/cale,
and in the documentary, To Tulsa And Back.

Donations are not needed but he was a great lover of animals so, if you like,
you can remember him with a donation to your favorite local animal shelter.

Where Permaculture meets Buddhism

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Permaculture and BuddhismThere has been hardly a day this Spring and Summer when Bealtaine Cottage has not welcomed visitors.

permaculture and BuddhismOften times I am left exhausted by the challenge of working, to keep production going and keeping a “welcome for all”

Permaculture and BuddhismThere have been occasions when I have had to turn away requests to visit…and I spend time regretting it, but I work on my own and have others to care for at times.

Bealtaine, where Permaculture meets BuddhismThis morning I received an email from visitors who came to see Bealtaine on Friday last.

Permaculture and BuddhismI thought I would share this with you, for what Michael has to say is thoughtful and profound. 

Hi Colette 

This is Michael!

I visited you on Friday with my partner Mairead.

Anyway I just wanted to say thanks again.

You’ve really awakened in me the real magic and mysticism held within our mother earth.

I was beginning to think permaculture was just…

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