Riley – Mamiya 645


My loyal hunting partner, Riley.

Mamiya 645, Kodak Ektar 100

Autumn trees – Mamiya 645


While grouse hunting in October in northern Minnesota, I created this image of birch trees against the fall foliage by purposely panning the camera vertically hand-held. I think it was about a 1/2 sec exposure with fairly fast panning. I only shot one of these and didn’t know how much blurring would occur. The resulting image has a really interesting look that is not quite what I expected, and is different than what I’ve gotten doing similar shots with a digital camera.

Shot with my Mamiya 645, of which I have not yet written a detailed review. Nice camera though. Info to come.

Shot on Kodak Ektar 100, developed and scanned by Precision Camera (see previous post). The image below is a crop of part of the same image to show the detail of the very interesting and pleasing blur. I could probably crop a whole series of interesting images from this one shot.


While I’m at it, why not crop in tighter to show you the film grain captured in the scan: