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Hiking in the Snowy Range, Wyoming

 
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Sep 23, 2013 07:47 |  #1

All of the recent floods has nearly cut off mountain access from the whole of northern Colorado. Needing to get my mountain fix and a little photography in on the side, I headed up to Wyoming for the day. The Snowy Range is a mountain range in southeast Wyoming, about 30 miles to the west of Laramie. These mountains rise abruptly from the high plains and are nearly all BLM or national forest, so there are a lot of areas open for exploring. Yesterday I decided to head for the peaks though and the trails that weave through the alpine lakes and boulder fields.

Another reason for wanting to get to the mountains is to try out a medium format film camera I got over the weekend, a Mamiya RB67 Pro S. I've been wanting to get into film for a while, and what better way than with 6x7 medium format! I might add a few photos from that camera later once I get my developing chemistry in (I'll be developing and enlarging in my own darkroom soon!)

On to the photos. The day was very overcast with rain and sleet falling throughout. It was just what I needed though, can't be away from the mountains for week or more without getting itchy :D

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It's already fall above timberline. The grasses and brush are all reds and yellows.

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Thought I'd post a couple photos of my new camera as well. It is very different shooting with it, but I really think I'm going to like it! Looking through that large waist level finder was somewhat of a revelation, coming from looking through a small viewfinder all these years.

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I got this whole setup for $150.00 off ebay. SOOO cheap to get into medium format film photography now.

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Thats it! Like I said, I am getting my chemicals in today. I might be able to process the film and scan it in a couple of days, then post a few photos from the medium format camera.

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Sep 23, 2013 08:21 |  #2

Nice shots. Looks like an interesting area - have to add that to places to go when I get out that way.
BTW, congrats on the RB67.


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Sep 23, 2013 15:15 as a reply to  @ FPP's post |  #3

Beautiful shots. Have fun with your new camera!


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Sep 23, 2013 20:32 |  #4

WOW, those are beautiful. I'm jealous, (because Iowa doesn't have that kind of scenery)


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Sep 25, 2013 08:31 as a reply to  @ 60DShim's post |  #5

Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed them!

Here's a few more photos from the hike :lol:

I finished developing my first roll of film ever last night! It is also the first roll of film out of the Mamiya RB67. I am hoping to get an enlarger in a few days, so I can try my had at printing as well. This could become a serious addiction :confused:

For those interested, the film is 120 roll film Delta 100. I developed it in Xtol 1:1 and fixed it using TF-4

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Now I just need to get an enlarger and some photo paper. I don't have a negative scanner, so for web display, I'll either scan a print, or set up to photograph the negative with my D600 and a Takumar 50mm F4 Macro lens.

Any prints actually made from any negatives will either be optically printed (enlarged) or drum scanned, then ink printed.

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Sep 26, 2013 01:01 |  #6

Sleet. Yikes.
Like the fourth in particular.


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Sep 30, 2013 22:42 |  #7

This photo is from my first roll shot through my new Mamiya RB67 medium format camera. It is shot in Delta 100 and developed using Xtol 1:1.

To digitize this photo, I shot the negative using a lightbox and my Nikon D600 with a 50mm F4 macro lens. It is stitched from 12 separate images making the native (cropped) image 127 megapixels, or roughly 40" x 50".

Using a DSLR with a good macro lens and a light box, you get better images at much larger scales than you do with a high dollar drum scanner.

Can't wait to get more processed!

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The above was my first go at it and I am using a jerry rigged setup. I don't have a real light box yet, so I am using my tablet, with a piece of plate glass as the light box. Seems to work well, but probably isn't near as good as the real thing since the light is wrong.

Here's my setup. I have a longer lens hood screwed onto a Maro-Takumar 50mm F4 lens and I focus using live view at 100%. So far, it is working incredibly well.

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And one more from my first roll on the RB67

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Oct 01, 2013 14:47 |  #8

Looks like that works well. Have fun with your RB67. I really like the color set, looks like a great place to hike! As 60DShim said Iowa doesn't have places like this.


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Oct 01, 2013 15:55 |  #9

thats a great idea with the macro lens. I'll have to try that technique with my hasselblad!
nice shots too, by the way


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Oct 03, 2013 05:41 |  #10

Which lens do you use with your RB67?


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Oct 04, 2013 22:12 |  #11

GTogs wrote in post #16338782 (external link)
Looks like that works well. Have fun with your RB67. I really like the color set, looks like a great place to hike! As 60DShim said Iowa doesn't have places like this.

It is an awesome area for hiking, camping, offroading, fishing, and photography :D


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thats a great idea with the macro lens. I'll have to try that technique with my hasselblad!
nice shots too, by the way

It works excellently. I'd recommend the Microsoft image stitching software (it's free!) to stitch them together.


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Oct 04, 2013 22:13 |  #13

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Which lens do you use with your RB67?

I am using the Mamiya-Sekor C 90mm F3.8 lens.


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Oct 04, 2013 22:14 |  #14

Here's another couple photos from the Mamiya RB67. I found using my NEX 5N and the same lens for digitizing a little simpler because of the lighter weight and better live view (very nice focus peaking feature).

I am getting a better hang of digitizing using the macro/stitching method. The full size images (~40" x 50") look amazing with all the detail!

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Oct 05, 2013 01:46 |  #15

Thanks!

That is nice, then i will use my so heavy gear for digitizing, H4D-60 with HC 120 macro and stiching, i think using MF digital for digitalizing film MF is a better sence, i can't wait to do that.

I am waiting to get my RB67 first then later this 90mm is next in my purchase list.


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