Malmo through the lens of Bronica SQ-A

Another set of photographs from my quick trip to Sweden.  These were taken with my Bronica SQ-A medium format camera.  Film was 400TX pushed to 800 - classic look!  I love the contrasty, film noire feel to some of the images.  Malmo is a great city to photograph, with interesting combination of modern and older architecture, bikes, churches and people.

Kodak 400TX, D76 1:1 and Bronica SQ-A

This is test.  This is only a test.  I purchased two rolls of 400TX in 120 medium format, and thought I give D76 a shot (generally, I use Ilford) diluted 1:1 for a little extra kick.  I wanted to see how much sharpness I could get out of this combination, while still not having too much grain (I like some).  I shot in bright sun at 11am, for some nice contrast, in snow.  Most exposures were 1/250sec f/11 for sun, or about f/5.6 for images with indirect light / shadows.  I also wanted to see what kind of sharpness I could get with Zenzanon 80mm f/2.8 lens.  Overall, I think the experience was successful, and I may do this again.  Comments welcome.

On a Sunday in Late December

I wanted to try and create some moody and emotional images on this drab and cold Sunday in late December.  I headed out for a drive in my northern Illinois neighborhood, and after a couple of false starts I ended up at a nearby park.  I have been here many times before, but I have only once before visited the old historic house and barn, and I thought that this would be a great place for a short photoshoot.  The 5 images I selected to show here seem work together for me.  The first two play around with the idea of looking into a room through a window, but they almost seem opposite as camera is close to the pane in one shot, and far in another.  In similar fashion, the nearby barn had in it an old farm implement, and I tried to create a similar opposing image there as well - one looking into the object from near, and one from the far, with the light source presented straight in front of the lens.  This seemed to have provided a dramatic effect.  The last image is a multi-exposure, to perhaps spice up the often ordinary photo of an old farmhouse.  I hope you like it, and if you do, please leave a comment.  Photos were taken with Bronica SQ-A, 80mm lens, Tmax 400 film, and photographs were developed in Ilford DD-X, post processed in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.