I see that it’s been over a month since my last blog post. Where has the time gone?
Well, my last post was an anniversary post, which is the longest one of the year that takes a lot of time to put together, so I normally leave it at the top for a while longer than others. Then there’s the fact that I was away for a while visiting family, which took time away from my photography.
As valid as those reasons may be, they’re minor. The primary reason that I have not written for a while is that, quite honestly, I just haven’t felt focused lately and it’s been hard to just sit down and concentrate on doing something. It’s not just blog writing, either. I have loads of negatives – recent and going back years – that are just crying out to be scanned, but I haven’t felt like scanning many of them, either.
So, now that the summer is officially over and the days are growing shorter, the fall arts season is beginning and I’m starting to go to the lectures and events that mostly ended when summer began. Hopefully that will put a bit of a fire under me and get me to be more active with my photographic editing and writing (along with other things).
As for the two photos you see here now, I’m picking up again with my trip Iceland with Nadine Stevens and Zoe West. I last posted about us heading back west toward the Reykjavik, and these photos were made along the way. There’s a large, very famous waterfall not too far from the one seen here, but most people don’t know about this one so hardly anybody seems to go there.
The top photo, with Nadine standing quite literally behind the waterfall, was a bit difficult to get as my proximity to the fall kept getting me and (more importantly) my camera wet from the spray. I took a number of photos of Nadine in this spot, and before each exposure, I would have to take out a handkerchief to wipe the water off of the front of the lens – a process that I would have to repeat for each frame.
There’s also a photo of Nadine and Zoe together in front of the fall.
About Dave Rudin
Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.