Big, Big Country on Film

I shared a few weeks ago this post on riding in the Big, Big country of North Dakota. It was an amazing ride that day in a beautiful landscape. All those shots I shared were taken with a digital camera. But, my digital camera wasn’t the only camera I carried on that ride. Nope. I also decided to carry my film camera, a Bessa R4A with Voigtlander 21mm, on the ride. I thought that the wide angle 21mm would be wonderful for the North Dakota landscape. I was also experimenting with shooting a new to me film, Kodak Ektar 100. I’ll share more about the film later this week when I post my June 2012 Film Project post. However, I thought these 5 images merited their own post. The images have a depth and feel that just isn’t there with digital. Digital has it’s advantages too, but these images really capture the day. All of these images are untouched in post processing. They are processed normally and scanned at a 300dpi setting.

I really love the feel of these images. Given the results of this, I’ll be carrying this combo and shooting Ektar on more of my country routes.

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  1. Amazing shots! That Big Country sure makes it feel small here. Great work there Gnat!


  2. I just rode part of the North Country Trail in the Sheyenne National Grasslands (near Leonard). It sure is big, big country up here! Your photos are excellent


  3. Thanks guys. I sure love it up there.


  4. I particularly like the second one with the puddle. As you stated, depth.


    1. Tim, that’s my favorite too!


  5. […] also shot the remainder of the Ektar 100 roll while in North Dakota.  You can see that post by clicking here or on the image above. I shared a few of those images earlier this week. I can say that with the 100 speed you either need […]


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