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Empty Street, Louisbourg

Empty Street, Louisbourg

This is one of those right-place-right-time shots. It was fairly busy that day at the Fortress of Louisbourg so getting a shot without any tourists in it required some creativity. It just so happened that as I stepped out of one of the buildings — an interesting exhibit about the nuns — the street was empty other than one of the local time-travelling residents. Jackpot.

As I hurried to the middle of the street I turned the focussing ring to infinity, turned and shot. Before I could lower the camera there were people walking into the frame. I’m very happy with the way the shot turned out.

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Technical Details

  • Camera: Mamiya 6 medium-format rangefinder
  • Lens: Mamiya 75mm
  • Filter: #8 yellow
  • Film: Fuji Acros 100
  • Developer: Kodak XTOL 1+3
  • Development: Small tank for 14 minutes at 20 degrees Celsius. Agitation was for the first minute, then five inversions per minute.
  • Date: August, 2009
  • Location: 45.892239, -59.986137
  • what3words: disdain.airfields.abroad
  • Copyright: © 2009 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. More information.

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