Last week featured the disastrous Lomo Purple pinhole results. This week a better result with B&W film, a Fisheye lens and the Mamiya 1000S 645 shooting Sunny 16.
Famous Architect I.M. Pei (1917-2019) designed the Mesa Lab for the National Center for Atmospheric Science in 1961. It was his first totally ‘hands on’ project in a number of years and he found inspiration in the natural rock formations, The Flatirons.
My favorite photographic location at the Mesa is the Courtyard:
You have to love that Star Sun, totally unexpected! You just have to accept the lens flares. They don’t bother me.
I had toyed with the idea of buying a Mamiya 645 fisheye. But when I thought about it the price was prohibitive (>$1200) for a lens I would rarely use. So when I came across a discussion online about the Arsat Zodiak-8 f/3.5 30mm fisheye for and average price less than $200, I started searching for one. Glad I bought this last Winter, because it seems to have been discovered and the prices have doubled. The Luminous Landscape has a nice write-up on the lens, so I won’t try to duplicate that here.
The set-up: using my lovely refurbished Mamiya 1000S with the waste level view finder and shooting Sunny 16 with Ilford Delta 400 film. Check out more Fisheye Fun here.