This is an image of ice on Lake Nipissing from the very first roll of film I put through my Fuji GX617 medium format camera. A few weeks ago, I put a roll of Velvia 100 in it and brought it out onto Lake Nipissing for a test run. One roll of 120 film only takes 4 panorama shots with this camera. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but they all turned out fine. I just picked up the processed film last night and quickly scanned it. My scanner is new as well so I haven’t had a chance to play with the settings or find out the optimal scanning height for film. I’m pleased with the way the first, rough scan turned out. The only thing I did was apply a contrast and levels adjustment and a small amount of dust spot removal. Velvia took care of the colour.
What I liked about this scene was the ‘S’ curve of the crack in the ice and the great sunset colour. Tilting this huge camera on its side to capture a vertical image was an interesting task. The Chief Commanda I is in the background.