Now that winter has arrived in Bloomington, I’m immediately thinking back to our warm summer. A few months ago, I received several rolls of film back from the lab. These rolls contained miscellaneous photos I had shot over the course of the summer from farmer’s markets, family visits and hikes at the lake. Here are a few of my favorites:
Back in March I had a free half an hour to meander around the grounds of the historic West Baden Springs Hotel with my Rolleiflex before a photo shoot. The first time I visited the hotel as a child, I remember having to sign a waiver because the structure was in such disrepair that it was on the verge of collapse. Fast forward a couple decades later and it is great to see the hotel renovated and serving as a resort once again.
The Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve at Lake Monroe is seen from the air near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The peninsula is part of the Sycamore Land Trust. (Photo by James Brosher)
Lake Monroe is pictured from the air near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)
At the end of April, my wife and I traveled to New York for a long weekend to visit some good friends and do a bit of touristy sightseeing. I took the opportunity to leave my DSLR at home and shoot only with my Rolleiflex.
We spent a few days of our Western U.S. road trip vacation in Yellowstone National Park this summer. I was very struck by the incredible beauty of the place. On our first full day in the park, I was lucky enough to make a few pictures of an eerily-still Yellowstone Lake (first image below). We visited a wide variety of places from geothermal geyser basins to the Lamar Valley, but we left feeling as though we barely scratched the surface. We are very eager to make another trip soon.