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Virginia Tech's tech 'cross photos are posted HERE. The black and white images now feature new and improved viewing quality. While the scans of the images are less than stellar, actual images can be enlarged to 8x10 inches with excellent quality.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Show your family and friends what it is you do every weekend with a high quality print of you and your friends in action. We use tradition silver gelatin wet chemical processes to create archival quality photographic prints. Selenium and sepia toning is available as well as a variety of paper finishes. Contact us for more information: info@omphotos.jessicagreenberg.com. The current turn around time on prints is 2 weeks, please plan accordingly.

Digital color images from WVU are posted in the digital gallery.

Project Docu-Cross

Digital Gallery

We love bikes and photography so this cyclocross season, we'll be racing and taking pictures. Everyone has seen a 30-second clip from the Tour de France, but there's so much more to cycling whether we're thinking of the other race formats or the culture. Cyclocross is a great combination of several types of cycling while also being totally different from any other bicycle race. Any race many have road, mountain, or dedicated cyclocross racers. It's 30-60 minutes of pain, sweat, and enduring sufferation. If a mountain bike or road race is 12 rounds of boxing, cyclocross is a knife fight - and we'll be there for the action.

Cool Shades

Call us old-fashioned, but we think film photography is better than digital and we're doing our best to prove it. Most people use digital cameras because they're pretty convenient, but they can't match the quality or expression available in film photography. We use a Nikon FG and a Olympus OM4. We use a variety of film depending on weather conditions and the type of photos we're trying to make. We then develop the film and make our own prints in a darkroom. Each step in the process can be altered slightly to get different aesthetic results. Too much variation, however, can ruin a photo. We've spent many hours studying and practicing these techniques in order to get good results consistently.

When we considered cyclocross and film photography together, we realized that they really fit well. They both require a tremendous amount of practiced skill, successful "game-day" execution, and sincere dedication. A casual rider wouldn't last 5 minutes in a 'cross race and a casual photographer couldn't make his own prints. Both activities have a small, but fierce cult following with good measure. There's something so inspiring about a smooth transition over barriers or the detailed grit of a negative. There's the precision of the camera's shutter or the chain over the chainrings. There's the feel of the thin knobby tires covered in mud and sand or the trays of solution in which the paper is dipped. There's a labor-intensive harshness during, but watching it and seeing the end result (whether a print or a podium) is a thing of beauty.