Scenes around the Boreas Pass Summit……The gravel road that follows the old railroad grade. We start in Como at the Old Railroad Hotel, now a Bed & Breakfast:
Now we move on to a Film Comparison. Our favorited Fuji Velvia 50 compared to Fujicolor Pro 400H. After viewing I’ll let you decide which film I used for the Hotel.
First the Baker Tank, the only remaining water tank from the Old Railroad:
Left: Fujicolor 400H; Right Fuji Velvia 50 (for all pairs)
Aspens along the Boreas Pass Road
What remains of the The Station at the Boreas Pass Summit (11,481 ft ; 3,499 m). Maintenance personnel and their families lived here year-round, to keep the Railroad operating.
I used both of my Mamiya 6X7, side by side. The slight difference in perspective is due to using a 50mm lens on the Fujicolor camera and a 43mm lens on the Velvia camera. I didn’t want to change lenses in such a wind swept and dusty environment.
I’m going to stick with my version of reality and continue to use Velvia 50 for my color work. Although the Fujicolor was better to me, than Portra (which was designed for portraits, of course). l’ll do a side by side of those sometime. Maybe next spring for my flowers. Right now we are chasing Fall across Colorado. So I’ll stay with Velvia 50.
Tech info: Mamiya 6X7 (lenses as described above), Fujicolor Pro 400H (C-41), Fuji Velvia 50 (E-6). Developed and scanned by Old School Photo Lab.