The Naked Mountain

The swiss alps, between Silvaplana and St Moritz,. Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and  Ilford Delta 100 , processed in HC110 Dilution H.

The swiss alps, between Silvaplana and St Moritz. In winter this are would usually be full of skiers, but in summer the ski-lifts provide a quick (if expensive) start to a hike in the mountains. Although the mountains are rather barren, if you time the trip well there are usually many photogenic flowers to explore – and maybe the odd naked hiker, if that thing is still allowed near St Moritz.

Leica M7 with Zeiss ZM 2/35 and  Ilford Delta 100 , processed in HC110 Dilution H (1+63 from concentrate) for 7:30 at 26C. I have switched to Kodak’s HC110 developer, after the last concentrate of Ilfosol3 expired (oxidised) while in storage through August. Because of the difficult dilutions, the HC110 is harder to work with in the high temperatures here, although it should last in storage considerably longer. The resulting negatives are slightly more grainy and seem to have more contrast that before.

This series was mostly shot using a dark red filter to darken the foliage (the sky was not anywhere blue enough to be darkened…).

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