Today I would like to share with you one of my recent photographs, which I took at the end of August close to Anthy Sur Leman in France. It is part of my ongoing project “Lac Leman” and I have been photographing this exact place for couple of times already and I have never been really happy with results. So this is my first attempt I am willing to show to others, I guess it is not perfect, but at least it gets some of the things I was hopping for. The weather turned out to be almost perfect, it was little bit chilly in the morning and stormy clouds were quite quickly approaching the lake. I was on location some time before sunrise trying to observe it before setting up tripod and camera, but most importantly I was enjoying the quiet morning with only few ducks and some other wild births wondering around. I really like the time at the end of vacation season, when mornings by the lake get nicely quiet again and one can really relax. I am planning to travel more around the lake this upcoming winter. First of all, I want to discover some new places, but I want to keep returning to already know locations like this one. I have quite a few photographs in my mind, so lets hope that I will have a chance to take them.
Other reason why I want to show this photograph today is the equipment I used. I was quite lucky that good friend of mine lent me his beautiful Mamiya RB 67 Pro with three lenses (50, 127 and 240 mm). It was quiet an experience:) It took me some time to get to know the camera a bit and I am still not used to the fact that you look directly to mirror, so to set up composition with even horizon is a decent challenge, but the results are worthy the extra effort. The 6x7 negative is almost twice as big as those from my Contax 645 and it is really pleasure to look at them on light box and I cannot wait to take them to my new darkroom. I will try to post some more detail review about this camera and some of my other equipment in the near future.