Friday, March 04, 2011

A New England Sampler



I was treated to a fine tour through New England in 2006 thanks to Margaret and her brother, Jim, who lives there six months of the year. This Sunday Slideshow is brought to you courtesy of some of my favorite old folders and a couple fine little 35mm cameras listed below.

5 comments:

jimgrey said...

I like the shot of the chair in the corner the best, but I also like the cemetery shots. I'm a sucker for cemetery shots, though.

Mike said...

That Poultney School House shot has always been one of my favorites. It was made with the modest little No.2 Autographic Brownie having the Rapid Rectilinear lens.

Julio F said...

Another nice slideshow. I like those old houses in the vegetation. The chair shot is a great one.

Laurence said...

I read your article on your cameras site (mconnealy.com/vintagecameras/brownie/) with great interest. I have one of these that I've been sitting ready for some time, and I've got 2 rolls of iso 400 film for it ready. Is this the film you used for the sample shots you included?

Mike said...

I generally do prefer 400-speed film in my medium format cameras. In the second shot in that series you can see at the top of the full-frame scan that the film was TMAX 400. The main advantage is that the fast film lets you shoot at small apertures which makes distance estimation less critical, and you get greater depth of focus as well. Additionally, Kodak TMY400 is very fine-grained and forgiving of small errors in exposure.