Cabin Spaces

Wandering around Wellspring Mountain is one of my favorite things to do. One of the unoccupied cabins was just sitting there ready for a few snaps on the Kodak UltraMax I had in my Nikon FE. 

Riding Around On Expired Gold

A few views of an afternoon riding around the warehouses in town with a new (to me) Nikon FE and a roll of Kodak Gold that expired in 2002. Pretty sure the lease was a Nikon 35mm f2 AIS. I intentionally over exposed a little, or a little more depending on the shot. These turned out better than I was expecting fo unpredictable film and the first roll through a new camera. Expired film is a blast.

Towed

Might need a tow. I think they’ve been sitting there a few.

It’s always a blast grabbing the Nikon FM as I’m headed out the door. I know there will be something cool to see. This time it was captured on Lomography Lady Grey 400. 

De Soto Hotel Light Leak

There’s always something to see driving through downtown Kingston. The De Soto Hotel still has its charm. I’d very much like to see this place brought back to life with either a small hotel or restaurant. But even as it sits, the vibe of the area is welcoming.

So with 4 shots of Lomochrome Metropolis left in a camera that was known to need the seals replaced, I went for it. Pretty cool how it turned out with the light streak running straight down on the ramp in the sidewalk. I might hold off on replacing the seals in this Nikon EM.

First Roll of JCH StreetPan

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

I picked up a few rolls of Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan with the best intentions of shooting a roll or two pretty quickly for the fun of it. Then it got thrown in a box and forgotten about for a few months. When I came across it again, I threw it in my Nikon FM with a 28mm f2.8 Nikkor AIS lens and took off. Here’s a few from the first roll.

I dig the vibe of JCH StreetPan. Usually going for color, this black & white film has pulled me in to reaching for something like this more often than I have before. Now that I’ve seen first hand how StreetPan handles, I’ve got a good idea on how I’d like to use this film in the future. 

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

Nikon FM on Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

The Local Wildlife

Nikon FE on Lomography Color Negative 800

You just never know what you’re going to find roaming the streets of town around here. I know the government released coyotes in the 70s. But I didn’t realize there’s a flourishing t-rex population keeping it pretty low key.

It’s fun to wonder around on sleepy afternoons when everyone else is home or at work. Finding those golden times is the only way to find these gems unoccupied. The t-rex and cow were taken with a Nikon FE through a Nikkor 35mm AIS lens on Lomo Color 800. The bird was taken with a Petri Racer rangefinder that has a 45mm lens on Kodak Portra 400.

Just keep an eye out for the local wildlife.

Nikon FE on Lomography Color Negative 800

Petri Racer Rangefinder on Kodak Portra 400

Industrial Remnants

Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+

They’re almost like ancient giants hiding in plain sight. Just about anywhere you go, there they are. Keeping watch from the forgotten and overlooked places where nature has reclaimed. But the gate was open. And now the abandoned space let its presence be known.

Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+

I’ve passed by this place a handful of times on the way to another spot I like to check out often. But the light was always too harsh, or the weather wasn’t good. So when a minimally overcast day came along and I was riding around with a couple cameras, it lined to to grab a few shots.

These types of structures are easy to ignore while still maintained and operational. Once vacant and run down, the personalities emerge. Taking time to stop and poke around often yields some cool results. 

The black and white photos were taken with a Mamiya 645 1000s on Illford HP5+. The 35mm color shots were taken with a Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis. This was my first time both using HP5 on medium format and shooting on Lomo Metropolis at all. I’m pleased with how everything turned out with capturing the vibe of the environment of this abandoned place.

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

Nikon EM on Lomochrome Metropolis

Just Walk In

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4 Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4

This building catches my eye each time I drive past. It used to be tucked in a little better with a bank previously sitting on the lot next door. As other structures are pulled down, this spot keeps on keeping on. So on a rainy weekend day, I thought I’d check it out and snap a few photos.  I also had a roll of Lomochrome Metropolis on hand for this. But that’s for another time…when I develop the film.

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4 Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4 Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4 Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4 Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon D750 with 50mm f1.4

Lowgap Tree Farm

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

While it’s always a good time to get to drive up to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine up at Wellspring Mountain, fall is especially enjoyable. At the foot of the mountain is a sleepy tree farm with all sorts of things reaching up to the sun. On the way out, we pulled off the the side of the road to snap a few photos. About the time I was packing it up to leave, the farmer cruises by on his Polaris Ranger. He stops to say hello and make sure weren’t broke down. Once it was out that I was snapping a few photos, he started listing off more spots to check into. Good people.

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

Nikon FM 35mm on Lomography Color 800

This last one is from the first roll I put thru the Mamiya 645. While I was getting used to a new setup, I still think this one is kinda cool. So it’s going to take up a few kilobytes of server space for your moderate viewing pleasure.

Mamiya 645 1000s Medium Format 120 on Kodak Gold 200 | Kyle Troop Photography Blog

Mamiya 645 1000s Medium Format 120 on Kodak Gold 200

Apparitions & Double Vision

Apparitions & Double Vision

Lubitel adventures and ghost hunting with a double exposure treat that looks great in that 6×6 medium format size on Kodak Gold with the wood paneling of the room setting everything else up just right.

Cabin Spaces

Cabin Spaces

Wandering around Wellspring Mountain is one of my favorite things to do. One of the unoccupied cabins was just sitting there ready for a few snaps on the Kodak UltraMax I had in my Nikon FE. 

Bumped into Bryan

Bumped into Bryan

Bryan is one of the homies. We've been friends since around 2009. So when he's in town, I'm heading to hang out. Bryan was out with Enslaved, who were playing the Variety Playhouse. And of course, I sunny day during the spring is the perfect time to grab a camera and...

Interview with Cartersville Daily Tribune

Interview with Cartersville Daily Tribune

This is pretty rad! James at The Daily Planet, I mean Cartersville Daily Tribune, gave me a call the other day to talk about the new Superman theme song, Kyle Troop & The Heretics, and rock & roll. Check out the article...

Riding Around On Expired Gold

Riding Around On Expired Gold

A few views of an afternoon riding around the warehouses in town with a new (to me) Nikon FE and a roll of Kodak Gold that expired in 2002. Pretty sure the lease was a Nikon 35mm f2 AIS. I intentionally over exposed a little, or a little more depending on the shot....

Towed

Towed

Might need a tow. I think they've been sitting there a few. It's always a blast grabbing the Nikon FM as I'm headed out the door. I know there will be something cool to see. This time it was captured on Lomography Lady Grey 400. 

De Soto Hotel Light Leak

De Soto Hotel Light Leak

There's always something to see driving through downtown Kingston. The De Soto Hotel still has its charm. I'd very much like to see this place brought back to life with either a small hotel or restaurant. But even as it sits, the vibe of the area is welcoming. So with...

Interview on Superman Homepage

Interview on Superman Homepage

It was way cool getting to chat with Steve and Michael on SupermanHomepage.com last night! We talked about the process for writing the new My Adventures With Superman theme song, punk rock, and the relationship of music with film and television.   Check it out here!...

First Roll of JCH StreetPan

First Roll of JCH StreetPan

I picked up a few rolls of Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan with the best intentions of shooting a roll or two pretty quickly for the fun of it. Then it got thrown in a box and forgotten about for a few months. When I came across it again, I threw it in my Nikon FM with...

My Adventures With Superman

My Adventures With Superman

Any Superman/DC fans out there?   I've been sitting on this for a hot minute. Check out the theme song for the new My Adventures With Superman coming to Adult Swim, Max, and Toonami in July. You just might hear some Kyle Troop & The Heretics.   It was a blast...