Florida’s weather is still flip flopping around. One day we’ll be running the air conditioner and the next (or sometimes in the same day) we have to turn the heat back on.
One of the nice weather days found us backpacking ourselves and all our camera equipment across a ditch into a deeper part of the woods in search of a hidden lake. Balancing precariously on rotten beams which are all that remains of the old bridge was challenging to say the least. The added weight of 25 to 35 lbs of camera equipment and a tripod made it a little hair raising. Still we managed it and spent the better part of the morning hacking a trail into this beautiful lake we’d seen on Google Earth.
We’ve just come out of the darkroom where we’ve finished toning the first of the pictures we took during that trip. Once they’re dry we’ll be scanning them and sharing them with you.
Today’s post is of our own Staghorn Fern. This was one of the test shots that Marks took in order to try out the Moersch Tanol.
Marks shot this using the Mamiya 645 Pro, 80 mm Mamiya Sekor 1:3.5 lens Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in Moersch Tanol 1+1+100. Carbon toned in Moersch MT2 and scanned from silver gelatin print.
Technical details and timings can be found on Marks’ Flickr site:-
Happy Saturday everyone. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend. 🙂