Bronica SQa 80mm f2.8 Tri-x 400
This is a strip of 3 adjacent frames (1, 2 and 3) from a roll of 120 Kodak Tri-x that I shot in my Bronica SQa.  I don't normally scan images so that the frames are included, but I wanted to in this case.  I enjoy the time travel aspect of these frames, taken on the same evening in December when my parents were visiting.  For those of you who don't know them, that is my youngest, Shea in the top and bottom frames, and my Mom in the top background and middle frames.  Hiding in the shadows behind Mom is my son Ian.


  1. i think the middle shot is the most compelling. not that shea's not photogenic, but there's something at work in the middle photo that's not there in the other two. maybe it's a stillness or gravity borne of your mother's age that's appropriate to the mood of the picture -- the 7-year-old is too energetic for this kind of shot.

    amazing what kind of tonal range 120 film has -- you'd have to really futz with a 35 neg in the darkroom to get those wonderful blacks, whites and grays. they just come naturally with the larger format. same film, potentially the same exposure, but a huge difference.


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