The day these were taken started out very hot. We had decided to go backpacking in the Tomoka Woods but quickly discovered this was going to be a NON starter. The mosquitoes were relentless and no amount of “eau de Deet” was going to dissuade them from their attempts at finding nooks and crannies to attack.
We were forced to give up and had sadly decided to go home without shooting a single frame when hubby came up with a plan. We ended up going to hubby’s old stamping ground “Tiger Bay State Forest”. He used to hunt there.
The area we took these photographs is known as the Rima Ridge Unit. This is a wildlife management area covering some 11,548 acres in Volusia County.
These images were all taken using the Holga 120N. This is fast becoming my very favorite little camera. Light, portable, easy to fit in a pocket, purse. Hardly any settings to mess with. Sunny or cloudy. I also love the wonderful almost mystical images it produces. So very different to the medium format which produces some wonderful sharp, clear images. No two Holgas produce the same images. I think that’s what makes them so special. I can now chose to shoot something “clear, sharp, defined”, or “blurry, whimsical, mystical, magical”. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
Hope you enjoy looking at these. All the images below were developed and printed in our darkroom. The colors come from the split toning process using both Sepia and Selenium toners.
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