A well appreciated Friday evening to relax and plan a couple of photographic and snowshoe outings for Friday and Saturday. Finding good light will mean early morning or deep forest, as the forecast for both days calls for complete sun. Color negative film like Portra seems to hold up better in full sun than black and white film, which tends to get too contrasty and lose shadow detail, even with the most precise metering and development. Many years ago I was a consistent user of Agfapan 100 and 25 films. Like so many other classic films, they went by the wayside, but Rollei has introduced a 25 asa film that I will try this weekend. At that very slow film speed, I should be able to have long enough exposures to get the blur I like with moving rivers, while concurrently holding sharp detail in all still areas of the image.
When making this image last weekend on the second day of working here in your spooky woods, I came across a set of solitary timber wolf tracks that were nearly bigger than my hand. Likely a large Alpha male. My guess is he would go close to 180 lbs.
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,