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Wards Falls (Six)

Wards Falls (Six)

Let’s get this out of the way: this photograph is one of my favourite I’ve ever taken. There.

I hiked into these falls and had the trail and falls all to myself. The light was perfect, bright cloudy sky filtered though a canopy of trees. I had shot a roll of the falls and packed up all my gear a few minutes before taking this. On my way out I crossed a small footbridge over the stream, looked back and saw this. I debated with myself on whether or not to unpack everything, load a new roll of film and shoot it. I had a hike ahead of me and was feeling really lazy about getting all my gear out again. Well, I am so happy I unpacked it all, the light was too beautiful to resist and the results speak for themselves. The shots of this stream were the best of the day.

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Technical Details

  • Camera: Mamiya C33 Professional
  • Lens: Mamiya-Sekor 65mm (Chrome)
  • Filter: #15 deep yellow
  • Film: Fuji Neopan 400
  • Developer: Kodak D76 1+1
  • Development: Small tank for 9:30 at 20 degrees Celsius. Agitation was for the first minute, then four inversions per minute.
  • Date: August, 2007
  • Location: 45.44799, -64.42001
  • what3words: ashamed.bassist.surely
  • Copyright: © 2007 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. More information.

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