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.
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.
Something that I want to spend more time on……..B&W Flowers. More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……
Above: same flowers, different perspectives.
Below: Same Flowers, different f-stops; right has more bokeh.
My home garden is blooming….time to move outside and work on some local B&W Flower Portraits.
P.S. : I will actually have more B&W flowers coming in August. Developed a roll recently that is all flowers from my garden.
My husband suggested a different crop for Arcosanti to eliminate a disracting sky:
And the Original below….Which do you Prefer?
Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden
More from the Mayo Clinic Cactus Garden……You can tell I spent a lot of time there!
Below, my wide angle view of the scene…………….