Lake Superior Shoreline-Early Spring

Here in the Western Upper Peninsula, Spring is neither Spring or Winter, but a combination of the two. Yesterday I was photographing the still snow and ice covered beach at Lake Superior in 50F balmy weather. I worked two different pieces of shoreline along M107, between Ontonagon and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness and then moved on to the old abandoned church near Rockland on US45. Used the Holga at the beach, in addition to both Polaroids. Hauled out the beast (Svedosky 8x10) for two exposures inside the historic church. I was thinking to myself while setting up the two 8x10 exposures that if you wished to teach methodical patience to someone, a tutorial on using a view camera would be just the ticket. 

A bit of good news from Randy at Holgamods. My Holga 120 Pan that he has had since last fall is near completion as a Holga-Angulon (modified with a 90mm super angulon large format lens from the 60's, in addition to an external rangefinder). Looking forward to getting her back and returning to shooting medium format in 6x12 panorama (with much more clarity than the original Holga plastic lens). A bit after 0500 and I have been up since 0330-ready to begin the day with more coffee, a browse of the New York Times, and some playtime with Mr. B.

Polaroid 680

Polaroid 680