Wednesday, August 6, 2014

(for Z)

I love going down this road. I never drive it out of necessity. 
I especially like it in May and June when the honeysuckle is blooming. 
We roll the windows down and go slow.












It's weird how something can bring about happiness and sadness simultaneously.
I think it's the awareness of change.




































Kodak TMax 400, Nikon FG,  D76 1:1 x 9.45 minutes
I like this film. So far it's my favorite BW.
I'd like to give caffenol another try soon.

25 comments:

Thersites said...

The first reminds me of a road on the island of Kauai. It's rumoured that if you are travelling down the road and have any meat in the car, your car will stall... and won' start until you cut a piece off and throw it out the window.

Menehunes. My former best-friend's cousin swears that the legend is true, and that it happened to him one night as he returned from a wild pig hunt.

Jen Nifer said...

I think I might avoid going down that road!

Always On Watch said...

I love that first image! Very inviting!

The shadows in the last image make the photo, IMO.

Always On Watch said...

I should also have mentioned how comforting the aroma on honeysuckle-in-bloom is. One of my fondest childhood memories is climbing our fence covered with honeysuckle.

Z said...

The third one's textures knock me out.

But the first...ah yes, the first. THANK YOU for the HONOR :-)

There's a street here I rarely have to take out of necessity; It's one of the L.A. streets lined with very tall maple streets that get Autumn colors on them for a few weeks. I love it SO much.

This must be astonishing and SMELL good when the honeysuckles are blooming!

Great photos, Jen..>your B&W's blow my mind.

Jen Nifer said...

Good to see you, AOW!
I have childhood memories of honeysuckle, too. We had some in our backyard, and I remember my best friend teaching me how to suck the nectar out of the blooms.

Jen Nifer said...

Z, I took my cameras on a long drive and came across that abandoned building. I had a blast and used nearly a whole roll of film.



Xoxo

Always On Watch said...

Jen,
I well remember how to get the nectar from the honeysuckle. I still do so from time to time.

Always On Watch said...

Thersites,
As long as it's not the Hana Highway, which is hell to drive!

Z said...

just had to come back to look again.

divine.

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Duckys here said...

Terrific diagonals in the third photo, Jen.

Everything working in that one.

Duckys here said...

As for the second from the top.

Terrific framing.
Luck or you had the time?

Thersites said...

No, it was on Kauai, not Maui, AoW.

As for the menhune story... I suspect that my friend's cousin borrowed it from this... Ancient legends warn that traveling with pork over the Pali Highway, the road that connects Honolulu and Oahu's windward coast, is highly taboo. Pork allegedly attracts agitated spirits and upsets the relationship between the fire goddess Pele and the pig god Kamapua'a.

Those who ignore the legend and carry any pork product in their car may risk encountering car trouble or an accident. Because pork is a kinolau (form) of the pig god, the car trouble is said to be Pele's way of keeping Kamapua'a from traveling within her domain. Many Oahu residents still follow this guideline today.

If you encounter any truth to this myth, try tossing out the meat and see if your situation improves. For those who can't avoid transporting pork, folklorists recommend tying a fresh green ti leaf, bamboo, or banana leaf around the package for protection.


He had been a tour bus driver back in the day... anf we all know how the Portugee get when they talk stories. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Thank you, Z.
:-)
so much

Jen Nifer said...

Duck, I had the time to wander around my grandfather's old farm and wait. It was a great day, in lots of ways.

I'm learning quite a bit about how my intentions affect my photos.

Jen Nifer said...

Always On Watch said...
Jen,
I well remember how to get the nectar from the honeysuckle. I still do so from time to time.

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I love hearing that. I have to remind myself to slow down and do those things.
My eight year old teaches me how to truly enjoy life. She's an expert. ;-)

Duckys here said...

More I look at it the more I think that farm photo is museum quality.

nicrap said...

Ditto.

Always On Watch said...

Definitely museum quality!

Duckys here said...

A union of composition, meaning and technique.

Something enriching.

Something that withstands time.

Jen Nifer said...

Thank you all. Please pray for my daughter. Icu. Diabetic ketoacidosis. Scary times.

Always On Watch said...

Jen,
Sending up a prayer right now.

Duckys here said...

My prayers, Jen.

I'll light a candle at St. Anthony'.