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Camera: Canham 5x7 Inch Metal Field Camera, 4x5 Film Back
Film: Kodak T-Max 100 4x5 inch Negative Film
Tahoe Pier Black and White
This is an image I had envisioned, but had to wait for, due to an extremely dry winter. Fortunately, spring brought winter's snow to the Sierra's, and re-kindled my vision. I left work quite early when the snow started to fly in anticipation of bringing this image to life.
Given the heavy wet snow, I set up my 4x5 film camera under the pier, staying relatively dry in the process. I then climbed into position, composed the image, and exposed one sheet of Kodak Tmax 100 black and white film. I hand processed the film to expand the contrast range, evoking the ethereal mood you see in the final image.
I'm drawn to the simplicity of this scene. While stark, I feel a sence of wonder and relaxation. Perhaps a vision of the future.