My New Challenge: Black and White Landscape
I decided I need a new challenge in photography. Thirty years ago, I printed black and white landscape. After a move I didn’t have a darkroom anymore and it stopped. Some years ago I started shooting medium format. My favorite camera was the Mamiya 7 rangefinder with the 43mm lens.
I started shooting landscape again. I discovered I could directly use all my darkroom experience in Photoshop. This week I bought a 6×9 technical camera. I’m going for serious landscape now, with a camera with movements. I hope to make about ten good images a year. I very much enjoy going to the basics of photography. I know the Sony A7R with the Canon 17mm tilt – shift is better, but I don’t care: there is simply no comparison. I get my images printed with an inkjet on Hahnemühle baryta. I like grain and thus I shoot with 400 ASA film.
Here are a few images, shot with the Mamiya 7 with the 43mm lens:
The Bernia mountain range, Costa Blanca, Spain, orange filter.
Schelde river at Antwerp, red filter; this image was on my first roll off the Mamiya.
A village in the Ardennes, shot with an orange filter.