Yesterday we were sweltering in almost summer like temperatures (82 F, 28 C). Today we’re going to be some 20 degrees cooler, which is welcome. It was way too early in the season to be quite that warm.
We were out in the woods by about 9:30 in the morning but, apart from the robins and squirrels, no other animals were visibly out and about. I ended up wandering off into the woods to photograph the twins (two huge old oak trees which have grown up facing each other), and did hear hog chopping their teeth but didn’t see them.
We also had fun playing in the mud as we tried to capture images in and around a creek. Nothing like that squelching noise as you try to extract your boot from the quagmire while keeping your camera and tripod dry.
Marks is heading out to the darkroom to develop the film we shot in the woods yesterday. We now have 6 rolls (4 developed and two to be developed) from which we will end up choosing the best images to share with you in the weeks to come once we have them printed.
Today we’re posting a young Pygmy Palm taken by Marks at Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange.
Taken with the Mamiya 645 Pro, using a 150 mm Mamiya Sekor 1:3.5 lens using Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in our darkroom in D76 1:1. Scanned from the silver gelatin print.
Enjoy and have a wonderful day.