For the longest time I’ve had a roll of Fomapan 200 loaded into an old Zeiss Ikon Nettar folding camera and since I now shoot my medium format stuff mostly with my “small” Kiev 60 camera that roll has been there for quite some time. Just to not let it get too old I brought it along when my dad and I went out to the beech forest near a small village called Torna Hällestad a few days ago. That is a place where some of the beech trees have a strange tendency to contort themselves while they grow, turning them into quite surrealistic shapes in some cases. It makes for interesting shapes, and I can imagine it being spooky at night and a potential location for a horror movie a la The Blair Witch Project.
When we went there it was broad daylight, sunshine even, at least now and then and that helped, because the weather wasn’t yet back to the warm spring days we had the week before. As I write these words though (on Good Friday) it’s definitely warm again (yay!), to the point where I’ve seen several people in shorts and t-shirts already. Mind you, they can appear in December as well around here…but not quite as frequently!
As a rarity I share all the 12 photos on the roll in this post, since I shot them all during our short little walk through the woods. Usually I don’t take a whole medium format roll in one go, but this time I did. Not all of them are “keepers”, but…just this once I’m sharing them. :-)
I souped the film in Rodinal (R09) at a 1:50 ratio for 10 minutes (following the recipe in the Massive Dev app) and scanned them with a Canon scanner.