Everything is hazy in Austin. A beautiful city with much more to explore than what I photographed. But so hot, so dusty!
Every few months I travel to Raleigh, North Carolina and on these visits I try to explore downtown a little bit. This month I had another trip and took my Leica M3 and my (new to me) Mamiya C330. These are some of my favorites from threeÂ sessions — one late afternoon and one nighttime walk with the M3, and one midday with the C330. The M3 had a roll of expired 400UC and the Mamiya was loaded with Ultrafine Extreme 400.
I’ve gotten to a pretty comfortable place with the Leica, but the C330 is still very foreign to me. In fact,Â on three of my images theÂ lens didn’t activate — no idea what I did wrong there. I had switched out the 80mm 2.8 for a 180mm 4.5 and somehow didn’t set it up correctly. Will read more and better luck next time. Big thank you to Karl Abbott for the roll of Ultrafine — it turned out great in a Microphen stock dev!
There is a striking statue in Nashville, really one of the most incredible I’ve seen in the entire area. It’s in a small park — barely an acre if that — set up as a memorial for the Battle of Nashville.
Superia X‑Tra 400, Leica M3.
This is the roll of Tri‑X 400 that I picked up from the ImagingUSA Kodak booth. I haven’t shot any medium format Tri‑X before (to my recollection anyway) and I was very impressed with the breadth of tone that could be pulled from the scans.
As always, I loved walking around with the GA645. Just a great camera. So sharp, so reliable — my only complaint is that it shoots 15 instead of 16 on a 120 roll (and 30 instead of 32 on 220). But being able to use the same equipment for 120 & 220 without adapters is pretty awesome. Which reminds me.…I have a roll of FP4 220 that needs to be used!
Canon A‑1, 50mm. Kodak Gold 200 35mm.