Posts Tagged ‘4×5’
Along with making quite a few digital snap shots of the solar eclipse on Sunday. I also photographed a landscape containing the solar eclipse using 4×5 black-and-white film. Film handled the contrast remarkably well. Digital would have failed miserably.
The other day I posted a couple of digital snaps of my excursion to the cliffs overlooking the Henry’s Fork at Ora Bridge - original post. Here are scans from 4×5 negatives I made that same night (me likey film).
About a month or more ago, a few students in my historical processes class and I took a trip with some bigger cameras – 4×5, 5×7, 8×10, and 7×17 to St. Anthony. I usually don’t photograph in the middle of the day, but these two scenes (one of them an old favorite and the other a bit of a departure for me) caught my eye. I photographed both with 4×5.
The more I continue to shoot both digital and film, the more I’m convinced of the beauty of film. There is no way digital could have handled the contrast of these two scenes. The photograph of the two trains had like ten stops of information from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights. It would have been an ugly mess in digital. I could have done an HDR I guess and made an even bigger mess. Anyway, here are a couple of ordinary photographs of ordinary scenes in ordinary light (my favorite type of photography of late).