Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scenic Black and White

I shot this with a Hasselblad on Kodak Tri-X 400 film (that I developed myself in a darkroom and everything. I developed prints too, but this isn’t one of those) and scanned it with my fancy new film scanner.

I think it’s rather scenic for a close portrait shot. It just goes to show that sometimes you have to lay in the grass with your (well, technically borrowed) Carl Zeiss glass and enjoy the hills.

I’m accepting donations now for the Kelly-needs-this-Hasselblad-to-expand-her-artistic-endeavors Charity (dis)Organization. Or something like that… onto the photo!


I think it’s rather moody and introspective and laid back at the same time. I loved this whole photo shoot in the parks of Yreka with that Hasselblad.

This is also an entry for the I Heart Faces weekly photo challenges, which I’m starting to enjoy on many levels. If you blog, enter photos; and if you enter photos, leave a link in the comments. I am interested to see what my readers do, and I don’t want to miss any of your entries.

Another thought… How do you feel about seeing some kind of linky-photography-contest here? I’d love to add another one of these contests to everyone’s weekly blog activities. Would you participate? Let me know!!

For now, go here to enter this contest from I heart Faces:

Love ya'all,

Shasta Betty


  1. I like your view on scenic, still focusing on the people but playing up an interesting backdrop.

  2. I love the whole idea of still using REAL FILM! Great photo and good luck on getting that Hasselblad!

  3. Very cool shot. My husband is constantly mourning the loss of film in this digital age. He recently dug out all of his old cameras. Maybe film is making a resurgence?!

  4. i love the laid back feel of this image. Nicely done.

  5. Thanks for the pro-film comments! I'll never let real film photography die. I still cling to my Canon SLR and my silly little Holga for dear life. I also live for the darkroom. There has to be a few holdouts, right?

  6. Great shot....awesome that you develop your own film.

  7. Hi from over the hill (Ashland). I was lucky enough to shoot the steam locomotive while it was still operating (I assume it's not going these days).
    I used a Mamiya 6 with Tmax 400--you can see them on this part of my site:,_Trains,_and_Automobiles.html