Quiet around here lately, I know – it’s a busy time of year for me, and what spare time I’ve had has largely been used to get out and shoot. So please be patient, more content will be coming. For the moment, here’s something I shot a few weeks ago to tide you over.
OK, I’ll admit I’ve been slacking around here lately – hey, it’s summer, and it’s not like you’re paying for this. Anyway, as the result of some misguided sense of obligation, I’m providing a rare two-post day. Following on the runaway success of the first post in this series, I give you the monochrome shots from the same day shooting the VSCCA races up at Lime Rock Park.
In addition to the Leica, I had my Canon L1, on which I had mounted either the Voigtländer Color Skopar 21/4 or the Nikkor 135/3.5, representing the most extreme ends of my available LTM focal length spectrum. I’d shot races with the Nikkor before, and it works well in that role, but the 21 was an experiment. I wanted to play with distorted perspectives a bit to see what I could get; the answer was a lot of mediocrity, with one or two moderately interesting shots thrown in. I’m still trying to figure out how to get the most out of wide lenses.
I also shot some black-and-white in the Leica, naturally. It was a bright day with some clouds, as you can see, and I continue to be impressed with how FP4+ performs. It’s quickly becoming my standard film for a lot of applications.
And finally, probably my favorite shot of the day. It’s blurry, and the exposure’s probably a little off, but I love the lines and it captures more of the atmosphere of the event than any other shot I took.
There are lots of trees around Filmosaur HQ, and while there was a lot of snow over the season, it wasn’t enough to bury the trees completely. So here are a few of the more interesting photos of them from this past winter.