Tag: wilson bros

04 Nov

The Fyr-Fyter

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

No, that isn’t a misspelling in the post title. It is the name of this particular photo subject, a detail shot of an old fire extinguisher. This is Friday Photo #26. I have been working through (slowly!) my photo series from the Wilson Bros building. Besides the texture on this extinguisher, I was particularly drawn to the old design. I’ll just leave it at that for today, and enjoy:


The Fyr-Fyter extinguisher © Chris Lane Photo

21 Oct

What the heck is a typewriter?

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

The subject of today’s photo (#25 for those counting) is exactly that. I have actually shown a typewriter in my photos before. I love typewriters, so obviously the blog title was rhetorical. That one was much older than this new photo. This one is actually from when typewriters were on their way out. It is kind of a typewriter, computer hybrid. Though, when I say computer, it is ridiculously primitive to today’s standards. This IBM Selectric II was introduced in 1971 according to Wikipedia. This particular model was found in the Wilson Bros building, as I have mentioned here, here, and here. Since this is an old typewriter, I wanted the photo to look as if it came from that era. So I did some color adjustments in Camera RAW and some contrast increase and came up with this. I don’t generally do semi-abstract photography, so this was a change of pace from my norm. Which is good, it can keep the creative juices flowing. What do you think? Did I capture the era correctly? I am not as old as 1971, but I have seen plenty of photos of that era and this is how I usually picture them. I think the one mistake I made is most of those old photos aren’t nearly this sharp. But I really despise blurry photos, unless I guess it is intentional. Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

IBM Selectric II

IBM Selectric II © Chris Lane Photo

14 Oct

Going up or down?

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

Today marks the 24th photo in my Friday Photo series. This is a rather graphic texture photo, though definitely has a some history to it. This is an elevator button panel that goes along with this earlier photo I posted. I believe this building is nearing 100 years old, though I can’t say for sure. I wouldn’t know, but I would guess so, that the elevator has been here since the building was constructed. So imagine the number of hands that have pushed these buttons from day to day. I’m glad my friend was able to purchase this building and put it to use, I would fear for its destruction otherwise. Let me know what you think of the photo in the comments section.

Elevator Switch

Elevator Switch © Chris Lane Photo

20 Jul

Senior Photo Shoot – Brittany B – Class of 2012

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

I recently had a great senior photo shoot with the Thief River Falls future graduate, Brittany. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have already seen a few of the photos, but I thought I would share more from the set.
These were all taken within Thief River Falls, Minnesota around various locations in town.
This first photo was taken by the old Wilson Bros. building, now occupied by Healthy U. You may remember that I also took this and this photo inside that building.
2012 Senior Photo © Chris Lane Photo

This was taken at the Thief River Falls beach.
21012 Graduate Photo © Chris Lane Photo

Read more

08 Jul

I was so creeped out taking this photo

Chris Lane / photography / / 7 Comments

Today’s photo comes from one of the creepiest basements I have been in. This is #18 in my 52 week project. This also comes courtesy of the Tokina 11-16mm lens I recently rented. You can see a review of that in this post. This basement has so many stories to it and I have just begun to photograph it.
I liked this photo so much, I thought I would give it away as a free wallpaper also. It really is best viewed large.So you can download that (1.5MB) here, at 1440×900 pixels.
Metadata is f/2.8, ISO 400, at 4.0 sec shutter speed. Lens was at 11mm. It has a fair amount of retouching, but I wouldn’t say a lot.

Buy a print here.

The Basement Hallway

Basement Hallway © Chris Lane Photo