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6×6 with Kowa Six Part II

Posted in Medium format, photography, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2017 by msogavt
Looking toward North Beach, Burlington VT

Looking toward North Beach, Burlington VT

View back toward Burlington waterfront

View back toward Burlington waterfront

Two more winter images with the Kowa Six, this time with Kodak’s Porta 400 print film.  We didn’t really get our snow until later in the season. Just cold and bare ground. Nothing particularly interesting about either photo to me except, again, the advantages of medium-format photography when it comes to the quality of the image.

6×6 with Kowa Six Part I

Posted in Medium format, Uncategorized, Vermont with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2017 by msogavt
Winter light

Burlington ferry docks lit by setting winter sun.

The Kowa Six’s 6×6 format shows off the depth of color that Fujifilm’s Velvia 100 brings to the image. This was shot with Kowa’s older camera — designed similar to the Hasselblad, but with a fixed film chamber built into the body. At 4 pounds-plus, not well suited for handheld photography on the bikepath. I love the big viewfinder, which seems brighter than my YashicaMat or Zeiss Ikoflex TLRs.

Dunes, Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Posted in Medium format, photography, TLR, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2015 by msogavt
Loveladies LBI

Looking out to sea past the dunes, Loveladies/Harvey Cedar, LBI

Somewhere on the Loveladies/Harvey Cedar town line. Final frame from my first outing with the Ikoflex 1a. I only managed to get six shots out of 12, due to some problems with the film advance and counter.

Lovely ladies of Loveladies, LBI (I)

Posted in Medium format, photography, TLR, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2015 by msogavt

There’s a lot of new construction on beachfront lots along Long Beach Island in New Jersey where the post-Sandy reconstruction continues. Nothing understated about these homes. This was my first outing with the Ikoflex, a TLR made by Zeiss Ikon. There seems to be some light leakage in the film chamber, but I love the color I got out of an expired roll  of the Fujifilm Pro 400h.

Lovely Ladies of Loveladies

Lovely Ladies of Loveladies Lovely Ladies of Loveladies

Personal favorites, 2013

Posted in 35mm, Medium format, photography, Rangefinder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2014 by msogavt

A few of my favorite photos from 2013.

Moonset, Lake Champlain

Moonset, Lake Champlain

Foggy morning, Burlington

Foggy morning, Burlington

Green Hill Pond July 2013

Green Hill Pond July 2013

Shadows on a garden wall

Shadows on a garden wall

Light in the alley, Burlington

Light in the alley, Burlington

The Burlington Community Boathouse on Lake Champlain. Another shot from the same roll as the previous post.

The Burlington Community Boathouse on Lake Champlain.

Noren, Obuse

Noren, Obuse

Playing around with a Perkeo II

Posted in Medium format, photography, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2013 by msogavt
Green Hill Pond July 2013

Green Hill Pond July 2013

Finally getting around to putting up a new post. I took out a Voigtlander Perkeo II I picked up a few months ago for a try. The camera is a pocketable folding medium format that shoots 6×6 frames. I liked the Perkeo I for its size, but the II comes with a higher-grade lens. This was shot a couple of months ago on vacation to Rhode Island, a saltwater pond connected to the ocean in South Kingstown. The whole week was searingly hot and heavy with humidity, even in early morning, and the water was dead calm. Shot at 1/500 sec at f8.

Voigtlander Perkeo II

Voigtlander Perkeo II

Favorite photos from 2012 (never too late)

Posted in 35mm, Medium format, photography, Travel with tags , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by msogavt

This comes a bit late in the year, but here’s some of my favorite photos from 2012. I’m still taking photos, but haven’t had the time to get the film developed lately (I’ve got several rolls sitting on my shelf as I type). Hopefully, I’ll have fresh posts soon.

 

Snow on Equator

Snow on Equator

 

 

Morning sun in the alley, Burlington

Morning sun in the alley, Burlington

 

 

Storefront, Asakusabashi

Storefront, Asakusabashi

 

Roofline

Burlington Bay Breakwater

Burlington Bay Breakwater

Approaching storm, Newark, N.J.

Approaching storm, Newark, N.J.

Btv waterfront 02 2012 (5)

Eyes on Lake Champlain

Eyes on Lake Champlain

 

 

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