The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Wintertime Photography

I love photography in the winter. My problem is, I can’t tolerate the cold very well so I don’t capture many images. My dream is to go to the Antarctica but I’d probably freeze once I got a 100 miles south of the equator. (I’ve told friends that if I had been born 500 years ago in the Western Hemisphere, I would’ve been an Aztec and not a Lakota.) Considering that, it still amazes me that I was able to capture the moment above with a medium format camera. I had a Bronica GS-1 loaded with Kodak B&W T-Max film. (For the life of me, I can’t remember why I had that camera. When I do shoot some winter photos, I always carried a 35mm, or an equivalent digital body today. It’s easier to keep warm with the smaller format.) I was with my brother at the time. He saw two men on a frozen lake ice fishing and decided to walk up and talk to them. (He’s in the photo.) That’s when I decided to shoot some images. I processed the film and printed it in my darkroom using a cold light head on a Beseler enlarger with Zone VI Brilliant VC paper.

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4 responses

  1. Wow, that’s amazing. Can’t believe how well you pegged the exposure, very well done!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    • See, who ever said that a little shivering ain’t good? Not me!
      I appreciate the kind words. Thanks.

      February 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

  2. I really like the sense of isolation in this one. Nice frame!

    February 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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