This entry will bring together some photos made with the the Hasselblad 500c/m. Here she is, courtesy of the Nikomat FT2 and Tri-X400:
All right, now stepping way back to November and my first roll on the Hasselblad, Portra 400.
Six weeks later I went to the desert. First stop was Split Mountain or Fish Creek road south of Ocotillo Wells.
We spent some time in El Centro, then back out to the Coyote Mountains. This is the place in Canyon Sin Nombre where a normal car must turn around. (I did it one time in a rented PT Cruiser though).
We got up at sunrise. At the time, I had not seen this panorama because after our trip, I scooped up the 35mm negatives from 17 years ago and scanned them. It turns out that I nearly got the same picture with the Hasselblad, so that was neat. January 1995’s photomerge of two cropped-frame panoramas:
January 2012 with the Hasselblad and I believe the 50mm lens.
By early February I was back on the coast. I had used the Hasselblad quite a bit, however, as seen here, there are some focus issues with the 80mm lens. It looks okay, but it should be amazingly sharp. In the future with this lens, I will crank it all the way to infinity.
I had some pretty uncertain times in the early part of this year. The least of my worries was that I lost the cable release for the camera on the Blacklock hike. But I was reluctant to shoot without it. In March, there was some extreme weather.
Since April, I have stuck to using only the 50mm lens on the Hasselblad. I tried some long exposure stuff at the foot of Devil’s Backbone.
I really should stop at this point (but I’m not). The Nikomat FT2:
The opening to the west at Sisters Rocks, a place I once soaked my Instax 210.
I feel that I finally found a groove with this 35mm slr, my first real use with this type of film camera. The quality of the photographs to my eyes, particularly with color, sets a rather high mark. Ektar 100 negatives scan in with a weird blue cast, but it straightens out.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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