Its funny how much better I find a photo of winter to be during summer. Winter is a beautiful time of year, but, in all honesty – it can be a pain as well with its short, cold days. I suppose its just more soothing to have a look at winter in a comfortable summer evening. I used to run up and down that river during winter. I enjoyed it – its a wonderful river and I wanted to photograph it. I shot this with my 8×10″ large format camera on Bergger Pancro 400.
Do not worry. Im not gonna go all sentimental on what a gift children is – as I am sure people who have kids are aware of that, and people that don’t are fed up of that kind of talk. However, my son just turned two, and shortly before his birthday I shot the above photo with my 8×10″ view camera on a 210mm lens and bellows fully stretched.
Like so many others, I’m sure, I’ve been comparing photos from these two films to figure out if I prefer one of them over the other. But its not so easy to tell when its different motives under different circumstances. I’ve also been reading other peoples opinions on those films, but figured the easiest way to find out if I find one of them “better” than the other was comparing them side by side myself.
I took this photo at my nephew’s confirmation. The picture is of my niece – his older sister. It’s shot with my Hasselblad 500C/M on Ilford Delta 3200. I always use this film when shooting indoors. I’ve never mastered the use of flash to be honest. The film’s characteristics, I find, suits the scene in this wooden church very well – ads a bit of mystery or atmosphere to it.
I shot this photo in the woods at my wife’s cabin. I knew I wanted to play around with the depth of field as I like the shape and texture of the worm fern. Therefore, in addition to my family and me I wanted those to be in focus. Anything else, I thought, could be out of focus.