It’s not my usual faire, shooting low and close up. But sometimes to keep things fresh you have to get in low and close. Usually when I’m shooting nature I shoot landscapes, big, wide, small apertures, big sky, trees. So I had to make a conscious effort in this case to simply not. Focus on the details right? Well it certainly was a departure. But I was really happy with the results!
I’m lucky in the fact that I have a beautiful valley with creek and trails right behind the Sheridan campus where I work, so at lunch I headed down, tripod on shoulder, camera, meter, filters all in bag. And I really did have the intention of shooting big. The valley had other ideas and presented me with a high school gym class running around playing tag and various other wide games. So much for that idea; all was not lost because there was still plenty to shoot!
I pulled the film a stop, opened the aperture, and got the tripod as low as I could and started to see a whole other part of the trail. It was refreshing to see some of the more photogenic aspects of the park! While I may not always do this, I really like the results! Also of note, I pulled RPX 100 down to 50 and am really happy with the behavior! Shame there’s not more times for pulling the film in a more high contrast developer.
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Rollei RPX 100 @ ASA-50
Kodak Xtol (1+1) 8:30 @ 20C
Meter: Pentax Spotmeter V
Scanner: Epson V700
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015)