LAST EDITED ON Jul-07-00 AT 05:54 PM (GMT)
Took this pic 2 months ago near Franz Joseph Glacier of New Zealand.Compressed appearance due to the use of 200mm lens as i was drenched going too near it.(Tmax 100 Grade 2 on a overcast day) My first roll of black and white and it is really fun developing and doing your own printing.Still finding it hard to adjust from seeing and looking everything in colour to perceiving things in shades of grey tone before taking the pic.
#1. "RE: small waterfall" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSat 08-Jul-00 01:51 AM
Very well done !!!
F/stop and shutter speed?
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#2. "RE: small waterfall" | In response to Reply # 1Sat 08-Jul-00 03:44 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jul-08-00 AT 08:38 AM (GMT)
Pushing my memory here.The fall photo is only 1/5 of narrow cascading fall near a vertical cliff face after recent shower.
On tripod with 200mm lens at f22,1/2sec(roughly, plus a cir polariser to get that shutter speed under overcast condition).
With wind blowing,my camera and i was sprinkled with water from the upper part of the fall and it was rather unpleasant to get any nearer.
Looking back i should have move my position a bit to avoid that chunk of a rock protruding into corner of the fall.
P/s-just looked through your nostalgic piece regarding your love with photography.Just wandering how do you find the control of Exakta Varex II the other way round and did you ever have your finger cut by the unique inbuilt cutting knife.What a hunk of a camera and i bet if you take it down the street,some folks may think it is some kind of chrome weapon.He!
I have a black Nikkormat FTN and it is a beaut but the film ISO setting underneath the lens mount left a few broken fingernails along the way.
I use contax SLR mostly with occasional use of the Nikkormat and Nikon F2 photomic but i have doubt about the reliability of the Yashica made Contax body(after service is suspect locally in Australia as Contax sell too few items and is too small a player) but then there are those Zeiss lenses.Ahh!
Rambling too much here.See you around.
#3. "RE: small waterfall" | In response to Reply # 0
I like it, and I normally don't like B&W; preferring what my eyes see...color. (Other than a few Ansel Adams photos.) However, I love waterfalls, and I know what you mean by getting wet. I keep a large ziplock bag with a 77mm hole cut in one side for a lens to stick through.
Works great at waterfalls and on day with a light misty or rain. So far, no problems.
New Zealand? If I didn't have two kid in college, and another one is two-years, I would love to take a trip there.
Have great day,
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#4. "RE: small waterfall" | In response to Reply # 3Sat 08-Jul-00 10:02 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jul-08-00 AT 02:05 PM (GMT)
Thanks for the suggestion regarding the use of ziplock bag.My cameras are definitely no pro camera like F5 with o ring seal etc so can't take too much abuse.
I have only been learning B&W for 2 months(5 rolls experience only) since i joined a local camera club but my first love is still chrome.Love your falls and streams photo on Velvia.What sort of film scanner do you use and what is the average file size you use to post your picture?
Just curious as i don't own a film scanner yet
p/s-New Zealand's South Island is a great outdoor photographic destination if you like mountains,water falls,pastural scene all condensed on a small island within easy reach in a car.I love to take photos of mountains but unfortunately in Australia,the tallest peak can only be described as a rounded "hill" at ~2000 meters.Would love to have something like Yosemite,Grand Teton and Rockies in my backyard to inspire me to burn more Velvia.Ha!