I was in St. James Cemetery recently, and was struck by this Christmas decoration beside a gravestone.
I am continuing to experiment with my Helios 44/2 58mm f2 lens adapted for the Nikon mount. To get the signature swirly, out of focus bokeh this lens is known for having a suitable background a few feet away from the subject, as well as shooting wide open at f2. This attempt is from St. James Cemetery in Toronto, the subject being a tilted old memorial.
Nikon N90s, Helios 44/2 lens
Kodak TMax 400 film
I had the pleasure yesterday of working for the first time with Natalia Nyx, who is a photographer in her own right, and obviously talented on both sides of the lens! Yesterday, on a very dull and muggy afternoon, we shot at St. James Cemetery here in Toronto. I had three cameras with me, including the Speed Graphic and Petzval, and an image from that camera is what I am starting with. (Shot on HP5+ film) More images of Natalia from this shoot to come!
Yesterday at St. James Cemetery: the dazzling sunshine and shade from the leaves still left on the tree made for very contrasty lighting, but the film/developer combination did a decent job in holding a lot of the shadow detail.
Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens.
Rollei PRX400 film at EI 320 developed in Pyrocat HD, 18 minutes @ 20 C