I enjoy taking walks on a beach during a winter day. Usually, there are very few people around and that presents a great opportunity for some interesting photos. The weather forecast had predicted a rainy day so I loaded a Pan F Plus b&w film on my Fuji GSW690iii and also took the Fuji X100 with me (so, it was actually the day of the Fuji’s !)
As you can see, weather conditions were very good, and I can’t stoop thinking how the image above would look if shot it with the GSW690 and Kodak Portra 160VC !!! Anyway, I have no complaint from the X100 which produces very good quality images. I have market this placed on my locations list so that I can return and make a few images during sunrise with my panoramic camera. Here’s the same subject with the GSW690.
I kinda overexposed the image above, Pan F is a very contrasty film and it requires more attention when metering a contrasty scene like this one. Trying to do a highlights recovery lead to a more flat image than I was planning to.
Two more photos at the same location.
A couple of hundred meters walk and I found one more interesting scenery.
These are my two favorite images of the day, great tonality and the dramatic tone of the red filter. The 6×9 negative of course allows for a large quality print, and I am sure going to print both photos.
Although I am quite happy with the images I made (given the fact that my time was limited), I think the Nikon D800E would be the most appropriate camera for this series of photos. With the 14-24 and 24-70 lenses I could experiment with various angles and compositions, and its huge dynamic range would be very helpful in these contrasty scenes. Although I far more enjoy a good film image, in certain cases (like this) it can limit your creativity. I should probably return soon to this location and try a few more shots.
The rest of the photos were shot with the Fuji X100
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