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Dunes And Mist Waterfall | by Doha Sam
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Dunes And Mist Waterfall

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Date: 16-01-2015

Time: 6:25

Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 150mm f5.6 Symmar-S

Aperture: f32

Shutter: 2sec

Film: Fuji Pro 160NS


This is a 4x5 film shot but cropped a bit top and bottom. I even cropped off some rather attractive clouds because the meat of the shot is here in the middle and it was too distracting.


This is the first shot I took using my new Grafmatic back that my wife kindly bought me for Christmas. For those who don't know this is a film back that holds six sheets of film and allows you to quickly cycle through them. Very cool.


This was taken in the early morning after nearly killing my truck on the way in. Ruptured oil line and brake lines. On top of that an almost sleepless cold damp night. I set out in low spirits but the unexpected sights that morning soon turned my mood around. This was shot number 1 out of 6 from the Grafmatic. Also my first time shooting the lovely Fuji Pro 160S emulsion in large format.


This was one of those shots taken on faith. It was just such an amazing spectacle it would have been impossible not to try. However, the contrast was extremely low and on top of that the humidity so high that my glass was constantly misted. I'm pretty sure this was taken through a misted lens.

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