I have been planning to photograph this low level rock formation for some time now. I envisioned pictures in both in colour made with a medium format film camera (Rolleiflex SL66) and in black and white made with a 5x4 Sinar monorail. Though the granite/quartz rock formation is just past the western edge of Deps Beach, and though it is quite accessible, I keep on putting the photo session off.
I'm not sure why the procrastination, as I pass this location on one of my normal early morning poodlewalks with Kayla. Making the photo does require me to use a tripod with spreadable legs so that it can lie flat on the ground, and that does mean carrying a heavy and bulky Linhof tripod. That's a hassle.
However, it is easy walking to this location, and there are other nearby subjects that I have selected to photograph as well. This is one I have in mind:
I realise that I haven't done any photography with a tripod and film cameras along this coast for a while. I think that the primary reason is that I've been waiting for the winterish conditions to return:--soft am light, clouds and wet rocks. These conditions have now arrived.
I have started with the film photography this morning (Tuesday, 21st of May). Kayla and I returned to this location on our early morning poodlewalk with the Rolleiflex SL66 and the heavy duty Linhof tripod, and I made a couple of colour photos and one black and white one of the first image, and a colour one of the second image.
I enjoyed the photo session this morning. The weather was mild, the light was soft, and there was little wind. I had to give up on some of the other locations I had in mind as I could not get the tripod to lie flat on the ground: too much seawater laying around and the un-evenness of the ground due to the rocks. These will have to be handheld.
Now to consider the possibilities for large format.