Autumn Clearance - Stuff to sell

I've following items to sell. They are on few other sites advertised including eBay. Write me if interested. Thanks

  • Intrepid 4x5 with Fujinon W 210mm.
  • Fuji X100s with filter attachment and hood, 4 batteries and charger. All accessories original.
  • DJi Spark - never flown
  • Olympus Zuiko 35mm SHIFT
  • Olympus Zuiko 28mm
  • Novoflex OM-NEX adapter
  • Hasselblad CFi 150mm portrait lens

Confluence

In landscape photography land is obviously important. However it is the combination of "ideal light for that land and the land itself" which makes better images. Don't you think?

A photograph of the land without the resonance provided by sympathetic light can provide us with little more than a record.
— David Ward

I was obviously attracted to this majestic tree hence decided to stop at the lay-by. Made this record shot in The Trossachs National Park. We decided to have a snack and in next 5 minutes or so the clouds parted giving us this view....

Sony A7ii + Loxia 50mm. Handheld. Please click the image for a larger view.

A curious case of film and skin tones

I've always been a fan of B&W film for portrait work. For many reasons I stopped using film altogether for past few years. It became very expensive to buy film, process (money) and then scan it (time). Digital is just so convenient. However last Christmas I managed to dust off my Hasselblad and I'm hooked again. I still use both however have started to use film more for personal work. Family portraits in particular. I've always liked the skin tones produced by certain color negative films such as Kodak Portra 160NC. Once you get a hang of processing and scanning results can be as good or better. And of course with B&W, if you are using larger format, tones are just superb. I will leave you with following images to ponder.

The following comparison is recently scanned film from 2009 with a digital image taken with a beautiful, small and fun Panasonic G1 camera.

Schwarzwald (Black Forest, Germany). Panasonic G1 + 14mm

Schwarzwald (Black Forest, Germany). Panasonic G1 + 14mm

Mamiya C220 TLR + 80mm Sekor Blue dot lens. Epson V750 with Vuescan software

Mamiya C220 TLR + 80mm Sekor Blue dot lens. Epson V750 with Vuescan software

Mamiya C220 TLR + 80mm Sekor Blue dot lens. Epson V750 with Vuescan software

Mamiya C220 TLR + 80mm Sekor Blue dot lens. Epson V750 with Vuescan software

Yours truly at work.

Yours truly at work.

 This is last week's portrait session done at home with one light. I've used a (almost) state of the art Sony A7ii with absolutely stunning Leica Summicron 90mm lens for digital capture. For film I used my Hasselblad 501C with 150mm Zeiss T* lens. Film is an expired Ilford PAN F ISO50. I bought it in bulk when Sauter in München (Munich, Germany) wanted to get rid of it. I think I took home some 45 rolls for less than 50€. It all got expired in 2007. Was kept in the freezer and then traveled in a container from Germany to UK. Ended up in our storage for a year or so before ending up in a freezer again. Until last week before it was exposed and developed in Ilford chemistry bough recently.

Sony A7ii + Leica Summicron 90mm designed by Walter Mandler.

Sony A7ii + Leica Summicron 90mm designed by Walter Mandler.

Hasselblad 501C with 150mm Carl Zeiss T*. Ilford PAN F 50 developed in Ilfosol for 7.5 min.

Hasselblad 501C with 150mm Carl Zeiss T*. Ilford PAN F 50 developed in Ilfosol for 7.5 min.

Project 52. #5

An image a week. A random start instead of usual 1st week in Jan. Hope you enjoy!

Till I reached the wild camping spot the weather turned this mountain-scape into a mysterious place. It was late spring so sheep had started to lose their coat which was hanging at the bottom of this tarn. I did not realize this in the beginning and it reminded me of the dead marshes (Lord Of The Ring). I decided not to take the water from this tarn. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment. PLEASE VIEW LARGE.

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