Tree Brothers

It's no surprise that the autumn is my favorite season to photograph Slovakia. I'm definitely not going to be the only one. Rich color palettes, foggy moods and (relatively) stable weather make chances of creating an interesting image higher. Every year I try my best to set apart couple of weekends for shooting in my home land and it was no different this autumn. I have been there two-three times and it's over now, processed films are scanned and I enjoy going through them before choosing which may be worth to finalize. Comparing results over last few years, I have to say that the past years' fall colors were much chunkier and richer probably for an extremely dry weather this year.

Caption: Tree Brothers, Camera: Linhof Techno, Lens: Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 5.6/90mm, Film: Fuji Velvia 50, Filters: Singh-Ray Warming Polarizer, Exposure: Unrecordedย 

Caption: Tree Brothers, Camera: Linhof Techno, Lens: Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 5.6/90mm, Film: Fuji Velvia 50, Filters: Singh-Ray Warming Polarizer, Exposure: Unrecorded 

Another thing to note is that I decided to spend more time off the hills than before. I wanted to get myself familiar with my Linhof Techno, which I could have done anywhere, and also, I somehow started to appreciate places that are less notorious thus require to be worked out precisely in order to stand out. I guess it has something to do with slowing down when using a technical camera as it requires me to devote plenty of time to any attempt to expose a frame. I hence compose very carefully paying a great deal of attention to explore and convey relationships amongst subjects that are often as subtle as a breeze. To catch them takes a lot of patience, screwing and unscrewing various knobs and drives of the camera. But the beauty is that with movements of standards, you can actually create and build connections between elements within a scene. I was blessed with some good light as the storm in the background passed, while playing to place these three brothers right.