HaarFager's photos with the B&W Photography

1984 Solar Eclipse

1984 Solar Eclipse
There was a partial solar eclipse that happened on May 30th, 1984. Here's a sequence of shots I took of it from out in the countryside around Enfield, Illinois. The reason it's not very clear is because I was using a small 50mm lens instead of a longer on…
Added on August 20, 2017

Night And The City

Night And The City
Working on my film noir technique -- originally taken in color and converted into black and white with post-processing.

Camera: Minolta XD11
Lens: Vivitar MF Zoom MC 28-210mm, f/3.5 @70mm
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Shooting Program: Manual
Aperture: F/11…
Added on May 29, 2017

Spillway

Spillway
On the other side of the local reservoir, you can see the splillway. To the left of the foreground is the old willow tree next to the water's edge.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Ne…
Added on April 26, 2017

Farmall

Farmall
An old tractor sitting at the South end of my little town. It's a Farmall, but it looks like farming nothing is in it's future.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, 35mm…
Added on April 25, 2017

Reflections

Reflections
This is a cross shaped with lights on the side of a food pantry located at Brownsville, Illinois. We had heavy rains just prior to my taking this picture and I noticed it was reflecting in the puddle of water that had formed.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" r…
Added on April 24, 2017

Construction Supplies

Construction Supplies
A friend of mine's garage and all the supplies as her son does some improvements to her house.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, 35mm B&W
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed…
Added on April 24, 2017

Picnic Area

Picnic Area
This is my little picnic area in my backyard. I built the picnic around 1978 and finished it a couple years back and now I host neighborhood cookouts here.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film:…
Added on April 24, 2017

The Long Road

The Long Road
Here is the cross street in my town, it's called Division Street, but it's actually Route 45 that spans North from Canada all the way South to the Gulf of Mexico.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5…
Added on April 24, 2017

Ebenezer Bell

Ebenezer Bell
This bell originally hung at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, which was built in 1838 and located about a mile from this Methodist church in town. When the old church was torn down in the early 1980s, they placed the bell here.

I forgot and accidentally l…
Added on April 21, 2017

Cement Work

Cement Work
I've been pouring some new and improved back steps, one at a time. You can see I'm ready to do the next level. You can see how crooked the old steps were and the fact that the top step was over 12 inches high. Plus, some of the plaster has cracked off…
Added on April 21, 2017

Jupiter Rising

Jupiter Rising
This is a 10-minute long timed exposure that shows star trails crossing over my back yard. The real bright trail is Jupiter. Not bad for a 70 year old camera! The dotted trail was an airplane that happened to cross right through the middle of my exposu…
Added on April 20, 2017

Sold

Sold
An old Case tractor next to an antique store in downtown Norris City.

Camera: Minolta X-7A
Lens: Minolta MD Zoom 28-70mm, f/3.5, @50mm
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, 35mm B&W
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 1/60 of a sec.
Date: April 19th, 2017, 3.40 p.…
Added on April 19, 2017

Streetlight

Streetlight
One of the really old buildings downtown.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, 35mm B&W
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: "B" (Bulb) 10 secs.
Date: April 19th, 2017, 12.09…
Added on April 19, 2017

Sunset Over Norris City

Sunset Over Norris City
The view going into my little town as seen from the reservoir.

Camera: Argus C3 "Brick" rangefinder (made in 1947)
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm, f/3.5
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, 35mm B&W
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/50 of a sec.
Date: April 17…
Added on April 18, 2017

City Building

City Building
This is the old city building, where the mayor and council used to meet. They had another building they used after this and now a current they use, which was an old converted funeral parlor, so this one hasn't been used by the city for some time. Now, i…
Added on April 12, 2017

Do You Know Where You're Going To?

Do You Know Where You're Going To?
This is the grain of my mahogany wood Washburn bass guitar. For the Saturday Self-Challenge group, who's theme this week was textures in black and white.
Added on March 25, 2017

The Big Pelican

The Big Pelican
A giant pelican statue on a ride for children. It was located in Norris City for our annual street festival, Dairy Days.

Camera: Minolta X-370
Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm, f/1.2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400 B&W
Filter: Hoya HMC Skylight (1B)
Shooting Pro…
Added on December 27, 2016

The Ratcliff Inn

The Ratcliff Inn
This is the Ratcliff Inn, located in Carmi, Illinois. It was built in 1828 by James Ratcliff, nicknamed "Old Beaver" because of his energy. He was a founder of Carmi, in 1816. Abraham Lincoln stayed at this inn in 1840. It was restored in 1960, the ye…
Added on December 27, 2016