Week 5: Adding 120 format

I recently came to the realization that I’m just not going to be able to keep posting on a weekly schedule with my 4×5 camera.  Shooting, processing and scanning is just taking up too much time to keep up this pace, and my still learning how to use the camera makes it even more so.

So I’ve decided to try posting 4×5 work only once or twice a month. In the mean time I’m going to post 6×6 shots taken with my Mamiya 6. I’m quite comfortable with the mechanics of that camera and tend to take it with me on a regular basis. I cheat and get processing and scans from Ilford, so keeping up a weekly pace will be more manageable.

So here is a roll I just got back from the lab, shot with my Mamiya 6, 50mm “wide angle” lens, Tmax 100 film, shot over exposed by one stop, and using a medium orange filter. I bracket, so these are the best exposures from a 12 shot roll. All except the last of these images were taken in downtown Denver.


This first shot is of the cathedral ceiling inside of the Denver public library. Its quite dramatic. Its formed out of wood trusses, lit at the center.


The next image is the library interior from a different angle.


The next three images are of reflections formed on a few of the down town Denver skyscrapers. The buildings with their glass faces provide wonderful reflections and geometric shapes.


This one shows the capital building in the background.


The final image is a shot of a railroad trestle near my home. I tried making a photograph of this structure with my 4×5, but the exposure was horrible. This was taken during the same outing.


5 thoughts on “Week 5: Adding 120 format

  1. Thank you. It was one of those days where just about everything I shot resulted in a satisfying image. Doesn’t happen often.


  2. Love these, especially the first two. The library interior is just something most people wouldn’t think to shoot…and I love libraries.


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