A while ago Chris Gampat had a very insightful article on the Phoblographer regarding the “5 of Our Favorite Film Rangefinder Cameras (One for Everyone)” Guess what? I bought one…….This was my first test roll through the Fuji GW690 III. Boxed like new and delivered from Japan in a timely manner.
Now for my Very Dramatic second roll through this camera…….Roosevelt Dam:
Apache Lake, Canyon Lake and the Superstition Mountains…….
The lens for the GW690III is know for it’s high contrast. I’d never thought about lenses affecting the contrast. But see the difference between my Mamiya 7 and this camera at the Superstition Mountains:
View Another Film-Lens-Contrast Example Here.
Definitely better with SFX-200 shooting into the sun,than with Lomo Purple (below):
Lily Lake at Rocky Mountain national Park. Read details of Color vs Sun Light here.
Natural features are sometimes much more intriguing than human-made ones……..But still check out the Sears-Kay Ruins.
Two perspectives at about the same zoom………..
After Viewing This Image, I knew what I wanted to say here….Inspired by John Sexton’s rich silver prints:
I can’t wait to print this image. Taken with my new/old Fuji GW690II, this was only the second roll through the camera. The subject, the Roosevelt Dam at Salt Creek, AZ. Oooooh that Black Water!
Yes my Image is grainy and high contrast, but I’m not trying to copy the Sexton Style, I am instead drawing a link in Personal Vision of what represents Beauty. Inspired by His Book, “Places of Power” and an appreciation of Industrial Beauty:
From the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……..
The Argentine Giant: Echinopsis candicans. Very similar to the Face of a Flower ………That image, from Monterey, California.
You can follow The Littlest Holga on Twitter (@Littlest_Holga). Probably the most successful thing I’ve ever done with on-line photography was sending a Purple Fluorescent Holga to @Givemeabiscuit (on Twitter) as part of my first EMULSIVE Secret Santa. Half serious and half a joke, Holga was at that time going out of business. So I thought it would be a good gift.
Now Littlest Holga travels the world making fun and fabulous images. Holga was my introduction to medium format during an Experimental Photography class in Monterey. I was so inspired by Holga that I chose to use it for my first 6 months of the 52 Rolls Project. So here are a few of my recent Holga Favorites…..
And Early Holgas from that Experimental Photography Class:
And an image made using the Fisheye lens gift that I received from my first Secret Santa…….
And Below….My Holga Panorama Pinhole……..
See More of My Holgas Here