Twin H Tree Farms President Jeanne Hopwood inspects a Christmas tree at the farm near Bloomington on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (James Brosher/Indiana University)
Christmas trees are pictured in a field at Twin H Tree Farms near Bloomington on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. An Indiana University study highlighted a 40 percent decrease in Indiana Christmas tree farms since 2002. The study found that the decline is likely to continue. (James Brosher/Indiana University)
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a two-day wet plate collodion workshop with the great Dale Bernstein here in Bloomington at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. I have always been curious about the process and came into it without really any prior experience. My background was much different than the other folks in the workshop. I walked away with a great respect for everyone who is able to create beautiful images using this process. It’s incredibly hard. Really hard. I made a few images (poorly), but really loved the deliberate thought process that goes into creating each image. It’s something that can easily be lost today with digital cameras. I’d love to give it another shot again soon although it might be hard to convince my wife to keep potassium cyanide around the house with a newborn.
Michigan’s Alice Hill (464) and Emma Sloan (470) race to the finish line during the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)
Michigan Head Coach Mike McGuire speaks with runners before the Indiana State Pre-National Cross Country Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo by James Brosher)