Thursday, May 21, 2015

Return to Smokey Hollow Falls

I was last here about 8 years ago and I took a spill into Grindstone Creek in early November with my gear at the time, I think it was my Minolta XE-7. Great camera, pity the meter has gone erratic and repair techs just don't want to touch it.

Two weeks ago I returned to Smokey Hollow this time with my Mamiya C220f kit, a better tripod and was way more careful not to fall into the creek. Now, it was a bright day and that presents a problem because I don't have any neutral density filters that fit Sekor TLR lenses. To solve this I deliberately overexposed the film between 32 and 50 ISO and shortened my processing time with my go to developer Xtol. I'm happy with that I got from this.

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 80 f2.8 and 135 f4.5 lenses.
Film: Ilford FP4 125 pulled down to somewhere around 32-50 ISO, Xtol 1+1.

Smokey Hollow Falls2_

Grindstone Creek

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