Nash Point, Wales – Lighthouse and Rock Beach

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography

(Dashan Sheying –大山摄影)

Last Sunday, I got up at 4a to ventured south 3 hours to Nash Point Lighthouse in south Wales. It was a “Bluebird Day”, i.e. Blue Skies, Puffy White Clouds and Sunny.  I wasn’t disappointed as the morning was full of images especially long exposures with the fast-moving clouds.

Kept my cameras busy yet shooting the 617 view camera is simply my favorite.  No stitching required for panoramics.

Digital Gallery – Fuji X-Pro2
Digital Gallery – iPhone w/Hipstamatic
Film Gallery – Shenhao 6×17 View Camera

Welcome Hasselblad 500CM w/80mm CF Lens

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography

(Dashan Sheying –大山摄影)

I’m hooked on medium format film as it’s fun to shoot and the final images can range in size from 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7, 6×9, 6×12 or 6×17.  I find the 6×6 format (aspect ratio, 1:1) as the most challenging for composition and most satisfying when you nail it.  Are you thinking about giving analog photography a try?  If so, consider medium format as the equipment is reasonable and readily available, i.e. on eBay.

For those unfamiliar with medium format film, let me bring it back to a full-frame perspective, i.e. 35mm (or 135).

There is not a lot I can say that hasn’t been said numerous times before by many passionate film photographers.  For some, the “Hassey” is an iconic camera of times gone by.  Not familiar with a Hasselblad, let me share Matt Day‘s video on the Hasselblad 500CM: Click Here

The Featured Image above is a Hasselblad 500 CM c.1985

Hasselblad 500CM w/80mm and pop-up waist level viewfinder.  I’ve added a prism viewfinder, a 50mm CF lens and an extra film back for B&W.

Film Gallery