I’ve came down to Victor Harbor for a couple of days before I fly over to Melbourne to do some 8 x 10 black and white location photography. I haven’t done any for a while mainly because I’ve had no way to scan the negatives.
My Epson V700 can only scan 8×10 as a negative, and up to now I’ve had no way to invert it into a positive. So I’ve ordered Photoshop from B+H in New York, as this professional software enables me to invert the negative into a positive.
It was overcast and still today so I struggled down to the foreshore with the 8×10 gear (monorail camera in the right hand, the heavy duty Profi Linhof tripod with its centre post and heavy duty pan tilt head on my left shoulder, and the computer bag with the darkslides + darkcloth, lightmeter etc on my right shoulder). I was accompanied by the two standard poodles.
My aim was to take two photos of a particular rock. One photo was in portrait mode and the other in landscape mode. That was it. I struggled back to the car, unloaded my gear, and then took the poodles for a walk.
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Cool post! (:
Thanks. I work out in the gym 4 days a week so that I can carry the gear!
Have you developed calluses on your shoulders from carrying it yet? 😉 I was out with mine on Saturday so spent Sunday recovering.
Not yet. Don’t some carry the monorail camera on the tripod which they then balance over their left shoulder? Is that how you do it when walking through the woods?
I do hope your endeavour and images are successful.
Thanks Sean. I have no idea at this stage. I generally take 12–14 photos, which takes ages, and then send them off to Sydney to be processed. It’s a long lead time with this kind of work. I did play around with the rocks using a medium format camera.The 8×10 interpretation was not so close.
This image ‘west of Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor’ is stunning [subjective, I know]: viewed through http://sauer-thompson.com/thought-factory/pixelpost/index.php?showimage=501 from the ‘medium format’ link above.
Thanks Sean. It did work well. I’m not sure the 8×10 will turn out to be so good.
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