If a tree falls…

Falling tree on an alpine trail, Italy.

If a tree falls…?. The first of a new sequence of black-and-white film images, and also a new posting format with daily film shots combined with a longer pieces at the weekend.

Taken with the Leica M7 with ZM 1,4/35 and yellow filter on HP5+ developed in HC-110 1+63 at a rather too hot ambient temperature of 27c. While I like the tree, for these images I am not a great fan of the grain that I am getting with this combination of HP5+, developer and temperature. Unfortunately, it is not easy to reduce the temperature here in summer and so after working through the remaining stock of HP5 I will migrate to Ilford Delta 100 and 400 which give a smoother less grainy image albeit with less exposure latitude.


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