Thursday, July 13, 2006

In The Beginning

This is one of my first ever efforts with a 4 x 5 view camera and 150mm lens taken at a frozen pond in Sutherland hills Park in Kelowna in December of 1985, having used a 35mm format camera up until that time I was awed by the amount of detail that a 20 square inch negative contained. After using a view camera it made me think what previous generations of photographers had to go through in their everyday picture taking situations as I found that the view camera was not the easiest camera in the world to use. I found it made me slow down and think about my subject a lot more, I had to take a Zen like approach to making pictures, which was fine with me because it allowed me to appreciate nature on different level.

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