Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Derelict

The Derelict could either be a reference to the grounded boat in the image below, or it could be to the roommate who punched in the chest the woman who was supposed to model for me yesterday.  Seriously, the model had to cancel on me because her housemate, while drunk and high on mushrooms, punched her in the chest hard enough to give her a big nasty bruise.  What a derelict!

Anyway, without a model I decided to head out to the coast with camera and darkbox.  This spot is just up the road, in Inverness, CA, from the "Launch for Hire" spot where I shot previously.  It was a bright fall day.  I don't like bright images, however.  I prefer moody images, which is one of the reasons I think I'm drawn to collodion -- it seems to render moody images very well.  Anyway, I exposed this one for the highlights, such that the foreground went virtually black.  More importantly, it rendered the sky dark (which under a longer exposure would have gone basically bright white).


  1. As I comment, I am also on the verge of a no show. I certainly hoped she wasn't punched!

    This image is beautiful. It does feel very moody, and almost looks as though he's on the verge of going over a steep cliff... as if its all really flat afterall!

    really great.

    very nice.

  2. Well your time certainly wasn't compromised - what a wonderful result!

  3. I like the boat, would have liked it better if you had punched it though.