Birch photographs - set 5!


The other birch photos: [ set 1 ] [ set 2 ] [ set 3 ] [ set 4 ] [ set 5 ] [ set 6 ]

The place and photo details ought to be correct; see exif of photos for more.

More about this series on the first page.

Here's some of my birch studies: a colorful presentation, a bibliography, etc.

My general photo notes on lenses; cameras; & films, scanning, processing, disclaimers, etc.

The main photo index is here.

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edition: 2016.05.09 | © Robert Liebermann
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Yellow birch base
on Garlic River, Donnely Tract, Lake Superior State Forest, UP | 2010.03.22
Nikon D700 | Nikkor 105/2.5 AI
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cherry flowers ls wb camp 2 (birch logs in b/g)
Whitefish Bay, Chippewa County, MI | 2009.05.20
Contax G1 | Zeiss Planar 45/2.0? | Kodachrome 200 @250 | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
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lake superior forest, wb camp 2 #2 - birch trunks
Whitefish Bay, Chippewa County, MI | 2007.09.20
Contax G1 | Zeiss Sonnar 90/2.8 | Ektachrome EPR-64 that expired in 1981.04, shot in 2007, developed in 2009... | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
Shot while on bicycle tour in the Upper Peninsula!
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birch and pine needles
Luce County Lake Superior shore (I think) | 2009.04
Yashica Dental Eye III | 100mm macro with ringflash | Kodachrome 64 | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
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birch leaf with epilobium fuzz
In front of my house, Fox, Alaska | 2009.10.02
Yashica Dental Eye III | 100mm macro with ringflash | Kodachrome 64 | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
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old woman bay birch bark peel 1
Old Woman Bay, Lake Superior Provinial Park, Lake Superior, Ontario | 2009.11.11
Yashica Dental Eye III | 100mm macro with ringflash | Kodachrome 64 | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
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New Alaskan Birch
About 30 miles north of Fox, Elliott Highway, AK | April 18, 2009
Nikon F3 | Zoom-Nikkor 80-200/f4 at ~70mm with UV filter, lens hood | Agfa APX 25 film that expired in 2004, frame 29. Shot & developed 2009; exposure ~f9.5, 1/4" | scanned with Epson Expression 10000xl (flatbed scanned from darkroom print that was printed on Ilford Multigrade RC paper. Printed at f11 for 39" with some dodging to trees at edge of frame. Filters: 30m, 0y. Enlarger head height 59.2cm.
[title is a pun on 'New Soviet Man' and Betula neoalaskana; very obscure except to me, a botanist/Sovietologist; in reference to the Latin name of the tree and bold 'socialist realist' angles!]
What I like: the clumping, divergence to the top.
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Snow tires and tree shadows
About 30 miles north of Fox, Elliott Highway, AK | April 18, 2009
Contax RTS I | Zeiss Distagon 35mm/2.8 with red 25 filter | Kodak Panatomic-X film that expired in June 1981 (developed 2009); shot at ASA 25, frame 12; exposure ~f16, 1/30" | scanned with Epson Expression 10000xl (flatbed scanned from darkroom print that was printed on Ilford Multigrade RC paper. Printed at f8 for 21" with slight additional burning to snow. Filters: 40m, 0y. Enlarger head height 60cm.
['Snow tires' are the melted rings around the base of the trees as spring comes, at least in Upper Michigan]
What I like: The shading, the perspective (perfect for 35mm lens!)
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Aufeis and forest reflection
About 30 miles east of Chatanika, Steese Highway, AK | April 12, 2009
Nikkormat FTn | Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4 with UV filter, lens hood | Kodak Plus-X film (125) that expired in 2004 (developed 2009), frame 17; exposure ~f16, 1/4" | scanned with Epson Expression 10000xl (flatbed scanned from darkroom print that was printed on Ilford Multigrade RC paper. Printed at f11 for 43" with dodging to the two tree trunks and their reflections at center and few seconds additional burning to the forest in background and 10-25" extra burning to the ice/water in foreground. Filters: 90m, 0y. Enlarger head height 60.5cm.
What I like: The exact centering horizontal & vertical, the reflections of course, the tree symmetry.
© Robert Liebermann


Dwarf birch alpine shrubland
Ptarmagin Pass, Elliott Highway, Alaska | 2009.08.19
Nikon D700 | Nikkor AI-S 24/2.8
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Birch and Garlic River
on Garlic River, Donnely Tract, Lake Superior State Forest, UP | 2010.03.22
Nikon D700 | Nikkor 105/2.5 AI
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Late fall in Broad Pass
Windy Creek area, near Cantwell, Denali NP, AK | 2007.10.04
Contax G1 | Looks like Zeiss Sonnar 90/2.8 | Kodachrome 64@80 | scanned with Nikon cs-5000
© Robert Liebermann