Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Halifax Waterfront (September 13, 1997)

Rope on the side of a boat at Halifax's historic waterfront area. I love the texture in this picture, how it has a tactility of its own that has little to do with the way coarse rope feels if you actually reach out and touch it. It's soft, like a drawing done with a 2H pencil, and for some reason the clarity of the lines and the shifting depth of field reminds me of those 19th-century photographs printed from glass-plate negatives.

Taken using a Mamiya twin-lens reflex camera, not sure if it was the 220 or the 330; and hand-held light meter. I've posted some other pictures taken on medium-format film during this time, and I like the way they turned out.

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