All About the Light

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) As my photography journey continues and believe me it is continuing as I evolve my taste for “light”, I’ve taken fewer photos while attempting to stalk the “light”.   I believe this is a by-product from shifting back to film while staying 50-50 with digital. With medium format 120 film,… Read More All About the Light

Edinburgh, Scotland

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) In short, our weekend trip (4-days) by train from Birmingham was most enjoyable, lovely.  I’d go back here again ahead of returning to London.  Nothing special to report other than acquiring a new medium format camera: Hasselblad 500CM (1985) w/80mm f/2.8  Just finished my first roll and now into Palm Labs for developing, scanning and uploading. Patronage: Please “Follow” along as our adventure continues… Read More Edinburgh, Scotland

Black and White Conversions – Your Choice

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) Over the last three years of image processing, I’ve settled on three main approaches after the “Basic”… adjustments in Lightroom for B&W conversions: Photoshop or ON1 Photo RAW.  I’ve inserted three videos that will take you thru the image processing, step by step.  Try one approach and… Read More Black and White Conversions – Your Choice

Next Up – Mamiya C330 Pro F Medium Format Camera

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) Here are my first images developed, scanned and processed from my new/old Mamiya C330 Pro F using 55m, 80mm (std lens) and 180mm lenses.  The techniques for focusing and finding the correct exposure is the same as using the Shenhao 6×17 view camera, i.e. ground glass with… Read More Next Up – Mamiya C330 Pro F Medium Format Camera

Catchin’ Up

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) As I’ve continued to share my images on Instagram, my photo blog postings have dropped off.  Well, I’m back with an array of film and digital images from our trips east to Barmouth, Wales, Snowdonia National Park Train Ride, then south to Exmoor National Park, next southeast to the… Read More Catchin’ Up

2nd Roll Kodak Etkar Film w/Shenhao 617 View Camera

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) Reference this original POST covering my first Shenhao exposures. Just a quick follow-up note on my next 4 exposures on the Shenhao 617 view camera two weeks ago, always an enjoyment with the lag of getting the film in for development then tiff scans back, i.e. like opening an X-mas gift.… Read More 2nd Roll Kodak Etkar Film w/Shenhao 617 View Camera

Long Exposure Workshop w/Craig Roberts of e6 YouTube

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) This is my second time with Craig for a “1:1 teaching moment”.  This time the subject is “Long Exposures” under various conditions from full sun to full rain and everything in between, i.e. This is Britan. Raining kittens and dogs was the cards we where dealt for… Read More Long Exposure Workshop w/Craig Roberts of e6 YouTube

First Shenhao 6×17 View Camera Exposures

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) Reference this original POST covering my first Shenhao exposures. Just a quick follow-up note on my first 4 exposures on the Shenhao 617 view camera two weeks ago.  As mentioned before I had a full list of Things Gone Wrong (TGW) requiring my attention.  I’ve taken actions to correct plus create… Read More First Shenhao 6×17 View Camera Exposures

Wales: Pen-Y-Fan Mountain Day 1

Welcome to Big Mountain Photography (Dashan Sheying –大山摄影) Pen-Y-Fan Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park Here’s a slight diversion: Brecon Steam Engine Railway Ride Visualize Your Walk Around the RED LINE Hipstamatic iPhone App Images 2017-05-13 Saturday Day 1 I arrived at Pen-Y-Fan ~8a after leaving Birmingham at 6a, do the math.  The forecast was for rain at… Read More Wales: Pen-Y-Fan Mountain Day 1