Barren Grounds Nature Reserve has become my regular haunt this year. If the weather improves a little next weekend, I might head further south looking for flowers.
This series was taken with my Chamonix 045F1 View Camera and Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm lens. As these macro photos are taken in the wild, I aim for a still day when the plants aren’t moving too much, maximise shutter speed at the expense of depth of field when necessary, and use faster film. Focusing can be difficult, because although the plants may be relatively still, there is always some movement and occasional gusts.
The first three photos were taken on TMax 400 and stand developed in Pyrocat HD. Even though two of the photos are epic fails, under exposed and light leaks, I still like them. The last four photos were taken using Fomapan 200 and developed in a mix of Xtol and…
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