New Year scenics

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P C Headland
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New Year scenics

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Having got some enthusiasm back, and pleasant summer weather, I decided I should pack a large format rangefinder when I headed out one afternoon early in the New Year. Looking back through my scans, I realised I'd not shot any LF for several years.

So I grabbed some DDS that I'd loaded some time ago, with either Efke 25 (9x12cm) or Fomapan 100 (5x4"). There was no intention to try and create anything special, just to shoot something, anything and see if I could still remember how many ways I could screw up.... :D

The 9x12cm and 5x4" DDS are the same external dimensions so they both fit the MPP. This comes in handy since I can use the 9x12cm film in the MPP as well as the old Zeh Zeca "plate" camera.

I shot the first DDS (Fomapan) "semi hand held", something that the MPP Microtechnical allows for given the coupled RF and wire frame finder. The Last shot, being on Efke 25, required the use of a tripod.

These were shot within 1 hour of each other and you can see the different tonal renditions of the two films. Efke 25 has a real "old school" look to it.

Kapiti Coast from Paekakariki Hill Road (Fomapan 100)
Kapiti Coast from Paekakariki Hill Road (Fomapan 100)
Pukerua Bay & South Island in the distance (Efke 25)
Pukerua Bay & South Island in the distance (Efke 25)
Pukerua Bay, looking north (Fomapan 100)
Pukerua Bay, looking north (Fomapan 100)


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Re: New Year scenics

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Nice results. These must look awesome on a contact print or in reversal.

I like better the tones with Fomapan 100. Did you use filters?
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No filters used, I was trying to minimise the number of distractions ;-)
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