The wet, cold stormy weather has passed. It is still cold in the morning (I wore gloves on the 7am poodle walk this morning), but the wind has dropped, the sun has returned and the sky is blue. I've picked up my cameras again, and I've started thinking about photography. -
I picked up the Sinar F2 5x4 yesterday, got my pack out, and loaded the battery into the light meter only to put it down again as I didn't have anything in mind to photograph. However, I used the digital on yesterday's evening poodle walk. The picture below is a scoping study that I made on this morning's poodle walk along Baum Rd in Waitpinga using my Sony (APS-C) digital camera:
I have photographed this tree before--probably a couple of years ago. It was 5x4 film and I choose an overcast day with light rain to obtain the dull, gloomy look. I wasn't all that happy with what I did in colour.
Whilst we walking back to the Subaru Forester I noticed that the winter light on the tree looked pretty good at 8am. So I stopped and took a few scoping studies. The black and white digital image above has been converted from colour using the Silver Efex Pro 2 software. In colour it looks like this:
At the moment I cannot make up my mind which I prefer: the colour or the black and white image. I'm inching towards the black and white version and I'm thinking of returning tomorrow morning with the Sinar F2 5x4. That is if the light is similar to this morning---cloudless skies, little wind and early morning sun.
I went back this morning with the baby Linhof (Technika 70), and I took a couple of colour 6x7cm pictures. I didn't have time to change the filter and the roll film back film do do some black and white pictures:
The early morning light shines through the trees son the other side of the road, and the light is only on the tree for around 5 minutes--between 7.55 to 8.00 am I will need to go back with the Sinar F2 to do the 5x4 black and white pictures