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    Thanks guys. It was certainly pretty challenging using only film as I had no immediate feedback. I didn't take a DSLR with me this time, just the hassy and f2. I did lots of bracketing. I'm getting through the bulk of the 120 film now, the 4x5 sheets were a little disappointing as expected as it was more or less my first time shooting/developing 4x5 but I think now I much prefer the 4x5 process and will be using it a lot more in the future.

    I took more b&w than colour film with me, majority of the colour was portra, ektar, a little reala & velvia. I am preferring the black and white process for now, I find that when going through colour photos I tend to switch them to b&w anyway.

    There are of course people on board that took down mountains of DSLR equipment (one guy on board was doug thost dougthost.com) and I know I probably missed a lot of oppurtunities without fast cameras and fast, long lenses but I want to really challenge myself and I have an oppurtunity to go down there every year through the summer months and want to keep persisting until I really nail the film side of things and am able to come back with stunning prints on film without leaning too much on top-notch technology to get good photos.

    There are stunning colours down there and surely colour photos are amazing but I've found from going through my own pictures, the black & white ones appeal to me the most and I was hoping this would be the case as it's the avenue I want to go down and hope to really master.

    thanks for looking & the comments

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    That's what's really important, finding individuality in your choice of whether you shoot in B&W and colour — one over the other, or both. , I was making observations based on what I have seen a number of other photographers come back with, and colour images have on occasion left me unmoved, especially those shot digital. Don't get over-burdened with too much technology, as you've noted (the Hassy would be the choice for getting the beauty on film), and which others should take notice of; the business of taking mountains of DLSR stuff on a cruise often slows down the rest of the group because of the photographer's lack of fluency in equipment exchange and indecision. KISS should be a pre-requisite for Antarctic sojourns.
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    They all look cold useful in frame on wall in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex gard View Post
    Thanks guys. It was certainly pretty challenging using only film as I had no immediate feedback. I didn't take a DSLR with me this time, just the hassy and f2. I did lots of bracketing. I'm getting through the bulk of the 120 film now, the 4x5 sheets were a little disappointing as expected as it was more or less my first time shooting/developing 4x5 but I think now I much prefer the 4x5 process and will be using it a lot more in the future.

    I took more b&w than colour film with me, majority of the colour was portra, ektar, a little reala & velvia. I am preferring the black and white process for now, I find that when going through colour photos I tend to switch them to b&w anyway.

    There are of course people on board that took down mountains of DSLR equipment (one guy on board was doug thost dougthost.com) and I know I probably missed a lot of oppurtunities without fast cameras and fast, long lenses but I want to really challenge myself and I have an oppurtunity to go down there every year through the summer months and want to keep persisting until I really nail the film side of things and am able to come back with stunning prints on film without leaning too much on top-notch technology to get good photos.

    There are stunning colours down there and surely colour photos are amazing but I've found from going through my own pictures, the black & white ones appeal to me the most and I was hoping this would be the case as it's the avenue I want to go down and hope to really master.

    thanks for looking & the comments
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    No worries omer, I'm just waiting on a little adapter for the powerpoint and some C-41 chems and I'll start the jobo up pronto!!!

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    Great work!

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    pretty chuffed with this one


    4x5 Wilkes by Alex Gard, on Flickr

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    Number 4, what the heck is that perfectly round ball?
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    A weather radar i think, or some kind of satellite in weather protective housing


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    4x5 Wilkes by Alex Gard, on Flickr

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