Where: Woburn, UK
I looked out of the window that morning and I was fit to burst. The first snow of Winter had arrived in the UK. Only a sprinkling, but enough for me to get just a bit too excited. I was supposed to be doing paperwork after I dropped off my daughter to school but the temptation was too great to go out and take some photos, besides who likes doing paperwork?
My excitement was so great while hurriedly packing my camera bag that morning I forgot to put in the film backs for the Hasselblad. Oops.
By the time I dropped off my daughter to school it was 8.55 and the new and very photographic forest I’d found was another 15 minutes up the road.
With shots a plenty happening all around me I stopped and looked in my camera bag with confusion. Oh. Where is… Oh. Awwwww, nuts, no film. The Homer Simpsons “Doh” echo’d around the empty forest and shook the snow off the trees.
Luckily I’d brought the Canon 5Dmkii in reserve, though no EF lenses, just the adapter to fit the Hasselblads lenses.
So with my new school, old school camera combination I started taking pictures. This is one of the results.
I hope you like it.
Canon 5D MkII, 11376×7782, Hasselblad C 80mm f2.8, f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO 400.
I did however hopefully capture a shot with my Rolleiflex 3.5 with it’s Ilford 400 film in it but I havn’t had that roll fully exposed yet.
This is stitched from 5 shots. Notice the lower contrast on the right of the shot, due to the lack of multicoated process on the lens it give this gorgeous soft tone. I love how it does this.
This shot is also available from a photobook collection called rural mementos by redtree.me
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