For the past couple of weeks it’s been heavily overcast or very stormy; altogether dark and gloomy with flat light. One afternoon the sun shone through a gap in the clouds near sunset, for perhaps 20 or 30 minutes. Long enough for me to get over to Ross Bay and shoot some waterfront scenes.
I am still trying to come to grips with the Fujica GW690 – I sure love the large negatives, and the lens is very good, and the simplicity of the camera very appealing. Using a spot meter is a bit tricky as I don’t really know what to metre on, so I have mostly been using incident light readings and then adjusting as seems necessary. Such as in this first shot which I dropped an f-stop or more to expose for the whites.
This was shot with Fuji 400H. I am finding it pretty hard to scan. I need to redo my scanning workflow I think.
There are a few more images from this same roll of film on my blog at 6×9 Ross Bay – those shots are taken as the light changed, with the sun being veiled by cloud.
Roll 48: Fujica GW690 with 90/3.5 lens, Fuji 400H metered at ISO400, commercially developed, scanned with Epson V700.