Slow down and think


One of the running jokes about why shooting film is better is because it makes you “slow down and think.” I’m not sure about the thinking part but it does make me slow down. I started this roll in the beginning of November and it took me two months to finish the 12 shots—and another month to develop and scan. At least it was worth the wait.
Diablo Beacon
december sunrise

Author: Nick Vossbrink

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4 thoughts on “Slow down and think”

  1. Hi! So I have the same Brownie and today I got some Trix-400 to play with. My idea was to do some long exposures with it and I came across yours. How much time did you use for your exposures? It kind of new to me Brownie photography but nothing like a challenge! Great blog by the way!

    1. These are actually from a Yashicamat TLR. Though all of these are indeed shot on 400-speed film. The long exposure was a couple minutes at f/11 (I think). For a well-lit scene, that should be sufficient for the Brownie. You’ve got latitude galore with TriX too so just have fun experimenting.

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