(My Ansel Adams attempt lol)
Hey everyone! It's another lovely September day here in Colorado. I am thrilled to share my first (successful) medium format images with you!
I have a friend who went to church with my parents and I was lucky enough to meet her myself a few times. Melanie lives a little far away so we can't get together often but I always see her sweet Facebook posts of her spending time with her horses. I just had to see if she'd let me follow her and her mom around while they do their usual ride. Melanie and her mom are so ultra kind and I loved spending the morning with them.
I love being up at sunrise, yes I'm insane but you should know that by now. I especially being up at sunrise with other morning folk because you feel a little less crazy. It was a bit of a smoky morning because of the fires from California but the sun rose nonetheless.
They always meet at Melanie's lovely ranch home to do the fun stuff (shovel poop, feed, shovel again) and then load the horses up to head to the trail.
We went to Bobcat Ridge and boy was it lovely!
As far as the images are concerned, I full expected them to turn out disappointing, if nothing else, I felt sure they'd be out of focus (considering my last MF situation). Despite my difficulty viewing the rangefinder, to my great surprise, I found not one of them to be out of focus! The shots are so sharp and dead on. Phew!!
Now of course, everything didn't go as planned. For starters, I'm the dork who thought I was shooting one roll of color and one roll of B&W, obviously that's not the case. Because the film is so large with 120 your have to advance your film (at least on my Mamiya Universal Press) by pulling the lever all the way and another half time. I'm quite sure I forgot to do that. There's also I chance I just double exposed (on my 35mms you can't unintentionally double expose, once you shoot on one frame, you have to advance to use the shutter again).
Whatever the case, I'm so happy it happened! I loveeee these images, and double exposures have always struck a chord with me, so this is perfectly easy (maybe too easy) :p. I can't wait to take this baby out and do some intentional double exposure shots!
I just can't get over the beautiful contrast from this film. As you might have noticed I haven't touched almost all of these images and what ones I have I spend 10 seconds on. I wanted to show this what it looks like out of camera. The blacks are so black. Love it!
I had a couple shots already on this film before the Bobcat Ridge Trip, here they are:
Well, that's all folks! I am, as always, grateful that you stopped by! If you haven't subscribe!
TGIF, have a good one!