Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rural Living-Chickens - Holga

Chickens are a popular animal to have here in rural Vermont. Many friends have chickens and sell 'farm fresh eggs'. Chickens are fun to watch so I took some photos of them at a friend's house.

The newer Holgas come with a B "bulb" & N "normal" mode. The B mode allows one to hold the shutter open for longer periods of time and the N mode is the famous fast Holga shutter. I've been trying out the B "bulb" mode on cloudy days and experimenting with different shutter times. In these photos I used Fujichrome which I had cross processed thus the green color. I also used 2" 3M tape as a mask.




Chickens chickens everywhere in the yard.


A over lapping photo with an old VW van at the bottom of the photo.


A plastic bucket in the center of the photo, chickens running around and a bench.


Chickens running around in the yard next to a small barn.


Flowers next to the small barn in this over lapping photo.


Chickens "up close and personal".


The hen house while the chicken were out playing.

2 comments:

Glenn, kenixfan said...

That first shot under the green light made me think of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for some reason -- the scene with the chicken shoved into the birdcage!

Beautiful but disturbing!

sbk said...

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for your comments. Someone else said "Yum, irradiated poultry."