Thursday, July 27, 2017

Medium Format What is it and Why use it?

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Medium format film is usually classified as 120 film. It is approximately 4 time the size of 35mm film and therefore much more usable for larger prints. The normal exposure sizes are 6x6. 6x7, and 6x9 centimeters.
    I generally use color negative although I frequently will switch to color transparency when ASA 200 or better is available.
 The image of this road was captured a short distance from Cordes Lakes in central Arizona. I was intrigued by the starkness of the road disappearing over the hill in the lower left  third of the image.
   In this image I have placed emphasis on the sharp leaves of the cactus pointing toward the distant mountain. This image was captured on Portra 160 f11 @125 polarized.

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