Susquehanna Summer: Up


A more complete gallery of black and white images from my trip down the Susquehanna River is finally up on the site: Link to it here.

All of these are from my roughly 440-mile trek down the Susquehanna on foot and by canoe from its origin in Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY, a couple of blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame, to its end in the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, MD. I grew up next to the river, in central Pennsylvania, and I knew what was out there — in it, on it, and along its banks. I originally printed all these  in a traditional darkroom, but this time I had the 35-mm Kodak Tri-X negatives scanned by Neil Dixon at Yankee Imaging in Waterbury, VT. I did the digital darkroom work in PhotoShop. There are about 60 photos in the gallery, so it will take about five minutes to see them all, but I hope you will find it worth the time. You can click through them or they will run as a five-minute slide show on their own. The next step will be to finally get them collected in a book.

This page, from top: Amish boaters, McKee’s Half Falls, PA; wader, Columbia, PA; jockey, Tioga Park race track, NY; man sitting in the shade on a sweltering day near Port Deposit, MD. Don’t forget to link to the gallery here, and please feel free to Facebook the link or pass it around otherwise to anybody.ColumWader16TiogaPk16A2WPortDeposit2

This entry was posted in black & white, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River.

One Comment

  1. Bill Holland November 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    Superb work, John. Your portraits never cease to amaze me, especially how you get your subjects to look so authentically themselves.

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