The weekend was a miserable hot and humid mess. Nonetheless, I was determined to put a roll of film through the newly acquired Rolleicord Vb on landscape. As the sun was too bright for beach work or other open photography, the only alternative I could think of was the the Union River Gorge, with the deep canopy of forest around it. Sadly, after the hour drive, the roll of Tri-X was not to my liking in exposure or development, due to the harsh lighting. Tossed the negatives and kept only three scans. Patience is a virtue, but not always available to those of us in a hurry.
I found a Rollei 16 exposure masking kit from the 60's on Etsy made for the Rolleicord. By inserting a film mask in the film compartment, as well as on the ground glass, the new perspective ratio turns out to be 16 exposures of 6x4.5 (instead of 12 at 6x6). Will be nice for shooting the boys together on the go, as it is easier to get them both in a rectangular format when they are busy outdoors.
My new granddaughter, who is yet without a name, should arrive around Thanksgiving time. Eric and Genevieve will be visiting Rauhallinen Farm mid August. I am happy for them. Eric does so well with his nephews, I know he will be a stellar dad.
"If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song." Khalil Gibran