Saturday, July 26, 2014

Exploring Colorado Ghost Towns: Getting Closer

We are out today looking at more Colorado Ghost Towns.  That will be our Photography Focus for the rest of the Summer and into the Fall. 

Here we get closer to the Window on the East Portal House: 

 Both images are cropped for te Mamiya 645.  Above a tighter crop and probably the better image to print; Below I do like the grass, but perhaps there is too much going on.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exploring Colorado Ghost Towns: Moffat Tunnel East Portal

Old Union Pacific Maintenance Station at the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel:

Cropped from Mamiya 645 image.  Over the next few postings, 
we'll get a little closer.  But not too close due to asbestos hazard.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturdays Online: Advantages of Medium Format Film Photography

According to a recent article on the REFRAME Website, if you are going Film, Go Medium Format!

If you are a new follower of My Vintage Cameras, the following Keywords all refer to my medium format photography:
  • Medium Format
  • Mamiya
  • Mamiya 6
  • Mamiya 645
  • Mamiya 7
  • Rollei TLR
  • Holga
  • Pinhole Cameras
  • Minolta Autocord
I have totally gone Medium format.   I possess all of the above, with the exception of the Minolta Autocord.  One of our followers does use and Autocord and I have a link to his Blog.  For me it boils down to this:
  • Unbeatable, Gorgeous, BIG Negatives
  • Unaffordable comparable digital medium format
  • Lighter weight and more versatile than lugging around a view camera
REFRAME mentions all of the above, and the subtle difference in the "Look" of the resulting print.

For two examples click here Monument Valley, and here for a Mamiya 6 portrait of me and the Mamiya 7.  Or just check out any of the Keywords.

Tmax 100 @ f/11