Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What a view

View from Moro Rock

The Great Western Divide from Moro Rock,
Sequoia National Park, California

Shutter Speed and Aperature not recorded.
- April 2006. Photographed with Mamiya RB67, Mamiya Sekor 90mm f/3.5, TMAX100, Tripod Mounted


A few years ago, I had decided to jump back into the film world. At the time I was shooting with a Nikon D100. I loved it. It was a fantastic, well made beast. But I was after BIGGER, so I found a 6x9 film camera and started lugging that thing around in the field. Just so you know, a Mamiya RB67 is much too large far this kind of work. I did it any ways. I was shooting black and white, developing in my bathroom and scanning the negatives on an epson flatbed. This is one of those images. I'm thinking that I'll re-scan/process this one now that I have access to a better scanner as well as my post production skills having increased since then.

Needless to say, the Mamiya no longer makes it out of storage any more. In fact, if any one wants an incredibly heavy medium format camera, let me know.


  1. John,

    Very nice! It was definitely worth posting -- thanks for sharing! :)


  2. Beautiful photo John. I really like this. Great composition and range of tones. I can see why you like it.

  3. That's definitely a fantastic view and a great photo - I love black and white.

  4. Miles, Jim, and Mandy,

    Welcome to my blog and thanks for joining in! I hope that you do come back often.

    @Miles I read your post on flickr, Bull Creek #3. Nice insights on the subject of HDR. I left you a comment over there.

    @Jim After commenting over on your blog, I remembered this post. It was definitely a selfish post, more so than this one.

    @Mandy I also photographed this in color, both on film and digital, but the black and white really stood out.