Monday, December 8, 2008

Oddshots Monday > Picnic Table At Sunrise


A fully manual camera + black and white film + a handheld incident light meter = the ultimate in photographic control. I suppose the same result is possible in the digital realm but not with my point and shoot cameras.

Leica M3, 50mm Summicron, Ilford XP2-Super

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12 comments:

Aileni said...

I guess you have answered my query of a few weeks back.
I agree totally. Are you processing yourself ?
A classic picture.

Mo said...

A great photo

RuneE said...

Hats off - that reminds me of the old days. Not to mention Kodak's Tri-X and Kodachrome 25.

Snapper said...

Aileni, I gave up the wet darkroom several years back. Using C-41 film is not without compromise but being able to take my stuff to the corner drugstore and get decent results is awfully darn convenient. I have processed hundreds of rolls of Tri-X in my day (5 1/2 minutes @ 68F) but for now I am content to use these new emulsions.

Julie said...

I like the light and dark here, Snapper. The dusting of tree droppings adds to the texture.

Daryl said...

Really good shot .. filled with all sorts of shadow and light .. and lots of imagination!

:-Daryl

Bob Crowe said...

Ah, a purist. From the point of view of people like me, laden with electronic gizmos and toys, anything associated with the name Leica seems semi-sacred, blessed by the ghost of Cartier-Bresson. Just joking, of course. It's a remarkably dramatic picture. I wonder if the BC woodland faeries and elves picnic here by moonlight.

babooshka said...

The missing element with digital is honesty. I know I should sometimes keep my trap shut, but for me this is a pure photo and for that reason perfect. I think Bob has me pegged, I am a diehard Bressonist before I even knew I was taking photos that way.

Julie said...

Perfect, I have been thinking of getting my old manual canon out and now am sure. Heck with the cost.

Virginia said...

Well I am a new Cartier- Bresson fan and I am in awe of you film experts. THere is a difference and I know it but I cannot go back and recapture that. But, I can admire from afar. Well, very well done.
V

PS my word verification is PROVE Maybe I need to.

Katney said...

Cool!

More control with digital here, but I never had a very sophisticated camera in B&W film days.

Dragonstar said...

This, for me, is perfect!
Thanks for your kind comment, and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.