08 January 2013

winter landscapes in black and white #1.

last weekend we travelled north to visit Jacopo's family: it was snowy, dark and extremely cold: the temperature was about -18°C and with only 4 hours of light it was much darker and colder than Helsinki. on saturday morning though the sky was incredibly clear and the sun was shining and I wanted to go out to take some photographs: Jacopo's grandpa took us along the frozen river and showed us some truly breath-taking winter landscapes.
Diana Mini - Ilford Delta 3200:

my first darkroom prints of 2013.
the reason I took my Diana Mini was the square format - yet I knew that the results could have been really random: because of the sun and the snow the film got a numerous amount of light leaks - which can be really unpleasant in black and white. I was glad to return to my darkroom though and I think some of the prints turned out quite fine eventually.
P.S. I will share more prints soon!

20 comments:

  1. :) che tenerezza! <3

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    1. significa che ti piacciono le stampe?

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  2. -18°C?! oh, my. but i see it was worth it :)

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    1. yeah, it was really cold and my hands were so painful afterwards - I wish I were able to take photographs wearing gloves! - but I couldn't possibly miss that sunny day by staying inside! ;-)

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  3. I remember being, years ago, in Rovianiemi in September and it was like -2ºC, full winter must be... something else O_O
    I really like de second one!

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    1. it's funny that, after moving here, -2ºC seems almost warm compared to some really cold winter days! ;-)

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  4. Beautiful pictures, great mood !
    -18 ?! ... brrr !

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    1. thank you, dear Birdie! :-) yes, it was really cold, but I didn't regret being outside!

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  5. CANT WAIT FOR MORE!!! this is amazing as usual!

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    1. awww, thank you so much Amanda! :-)

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  6. So beautiful Polly! The diana does such great results with blanck and white films!! Wow!!!

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    1. thank you, my dear My! I am really happy you like the prints! :-) have you tried your Diana with some black and white films?

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  7. Great shots - beautiful!

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    1. thank you very much, Little Bird! :-)

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  8. I love these! The third one is fantastic, it looks like everything in it would move all around!

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    1. thank you so much, Sirpa! :-) it's nice to see this series is being so well appreciated!

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  9. Super cinematic, Polly!
    Looking forward to more.....

    :*

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    1. thank you, Charlyn! I think the grain does the trick, doesn't it? I'll post more tomorrow! :-)

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  10. they are lovely! i can't believe it's so cold in there...
    do you have your own darkroom? i use my college's one, but really wanted to have of my own...
    <3

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    1. thank you! :-) it's not that cold in Helsinki at the moment, but we do get -20 sometimes too. I have been working with my own darkroom equipment for a few years now and it's absolutely wonderful to be able to use it as much as I want - but using your college's darkroom is a very convenient way to save money, isn't it? ♥

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