Sat. Nov 28th, 2009.
Got moving about 11 am for Prime Hook NWR with the 4x5. (Man, I could get used to this) I took the Black Farm Trail, a nice walk between a couple of windrows and tax ditches through a field and back to the woods. I have walked this trail many times but never with the big camera. I got to the end of the windrows to a place where I had made an awesome photograph with my old M645j only to ruin it as it was on the first roll of film I ever processed.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Well, today began innocuously enough. I had set the alarm for 6:40 am for a date with Steve Graff (aka Sirius Glass) in Bel Air, MD, at Barnes and Noble to meet for a shoot at 9:30. Hit the alarm. Rolled over. Woke up at 7:20. Crap! Rolled into my clothes, gear already in the Jeep (only forgot one thing which I will rectify shortly) and hit the road. Called ahead when I was 15 minutes away at 9:25. Now, I'm wearing a wool brown fedora and when I
Another thing that I noticed about digital photography is that it's advancing. Just when you think that the cameras couldn't be improved on, the next generation of image sensor comes out. The film cameras are no more advanced now than when the F6 series stopped production before most people even knew that it existed.
Our last mixed-format outing involved an old school house on a ranch out of Likely California, a Nikon D300, a 4X5 monorail camera, and a clear (very cold) night. During
Updated 11-02-2009 at 06:41 PM by Jehu
OK. I have been inspired. I mean it. We're talking wholesale revelation here. I mean, look at Jason Brunner. No offense, Jason. But Jason is my hero. His work speaks volumes to his skill and proficiency. His generosity with the knowledge he possesses is a legacy that has only served to make photography better than when he first picked up the camera. Now, how many people figure 'Friggin Focal Length' in pasta? How many promote a DVD by bleep swearing at their own miscues, albeit staged.
Now that I've figured out that you can push slide film two stops effectively, I can (somewhat) keep up with the digital shooters in the studio. VS100 can be shot as ISO 400. When I scanned the negative, I left the white balance setting "as-shot". Comparing the screen shot to the film, the colors look about right.
Dan's digital version:
Shot at ISO 400
My attempt with film: