this morning I took time for a walk through our nature park to take pictures of the fog and frost. The gray morning, which didn’t lift all day, lent itself to black and white. I took photos with both my digital Canon and my film Hasselblad. Today I am posting the digital files as the film will go in for processing tomorrow. I really must learn to develop my own negatives. Oh, that sounds like a new year’s resolution.
I went out early this morning while it was still dark. I was hoping for a reddish sunrise with the fog, but the fog was rolling in so fast that when the sun tried to make an appearance it was blocked within seconds. I planted myself under the big oak tree that sits on a little rise. I changed between film and digital at 800ISO. Focusing was not very easy because I couldn’t see due to the darkness. Now I can set my Hasselblad on infinity and the photos will be in focus, but if I set my 5DmarkII on infinity the photos are not in focus. I have to back it off just a tiny bit. This doesn’t seem right to me, but I am used to it now. I’ve heard other owners of this camera have the same problem.
As the light of day began to show itself the birds started singing. I could see them at the very tops of the trees greeting the morning and telling everyone to ‘rise and shine’. I only had my 50mm lens with me so the birds look like little dots at the tops of the trees, but as I walked away I noticed more were joining the flock. Must have been their Friday morning sing-along. Lovely way to start my day.
I have a lot going on in the week ahead. It starts with picking up a friend flying in from London. Hopefully in about 10 days I will have great news to report. In the meantime I am going to try to post some photos of the journey to January 14th. Wait and see…