Bronica in a Cemetery

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Bronica in a Cemetery

Post by scott » Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:48 am

Hi all -

My daughter is in a program at school where she and her housemates do initial training and socialization for service dogs. She had training today in Cochranville, PA. Heart of Amish country, mid-600s population in the 2010 census. It's rural. Beautiful place. The training was two hours. I thought ahead, and wanting to exercise the Bronica more lately, I packed it along. While I was sitting in the truck I google mapped the area, and the Faggs Manor Cemetery was about 3/4 mile down the road. Gave it a try.

Turns out the cemetery was established in 1730. Now, growing up in Indiana and Michigan, there weren't a whole lot of opportunities to see things dating back nearly 300 years. Lots of history there. Lots of veterans. Humbling place. I shot one roll of film. And I'm out of practice. But I had a few shots that I'm happy with, and gives me more desire to get out and shoot with this rig.

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All shot with the Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon-S 80/2.8 or 50/3.5, FP4+ in HC-100 dil H.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Bronica in a Cemetery

Post by alexvaras » Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:05 am

Beautiful photos, very in the mood of the place.
I like them very much, thank you!

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Post by GrahamS » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:23 am

Nice shots, Scott. My favourite 6x6 camera, the SQA.
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Post by titrisol » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:59 am

Wonderful pictures
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Post by Julio1fer » Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:13 pm

Beautiful series! The light in the last one is awesome, and you got the DOF exactly right.

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Post by scott » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:31 pm

Thanks guys!

I'm really happy using the Bronica again, and it was perfect for this. As much as I love shooting LF, I really enjoy the square format. And it's just a little quicker... :thumbup:

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Post by Julio1fer » Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:26 pm

+1 on the square format. One of my pending tasks in photography is using a 6x6 SLR, some day.

A nice feature of cementeries is that the subject does not move too much.

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Post by Brazile » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:16 am

Nice job, and good thinking, Scott.

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Post by Bennybee » Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:32 am

Nice work. I like nbrs. 3 and 4 very much.
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Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:22 pm

That's one of the things I like about living in one of the original states, the history that goes back at least a hundred years before my home state of Indiana was formed. Lots of opportunities even outside of the cemeteries. Good work with the Bronica, Scott.

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