Tin Portraits - 1860’s Photography

25 Jan 2014

Caught this in my feed this morning. Some amazing work by photographer Victoria Will. I love William H. Macy and her photograph of him is just gorgeous, hauntingly so.

William H. Macy

Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Tintype photography is a method of creating photos that was popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s.

The photographs were made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion.1

  1. Wikipedia 

The Great River State Trail

20 Jan 2014

An advantage of living in the midwest is the proximity to dozens of “Rails to Trails”, trails. These trails are old railroad lines that have been slowly converted to crushed limestone trails for public use mostly year round.

One of my favorites has to be the Great River Trail. It’s a meandering 24-mile long trail through wetlands, farm country, small town Wisco and parts of the Mississippi shoreline. There are no tunnels in this section, but you go across several bridges and ride on wooden boardwalks constructed over marshy parts of the trail.

The Great River Trail

There’s nothing quite like a ride through the woods, with just the wind in your hair and the sounds of nature to accompany you.