Winter’s Pond Up Close and Personal

July 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I have no problem revisiting my locations over and over again. Sure, it's nice to travel and see new places but that usually comes with a limited time to explore. Returning to familiar places, especially those close to where one lives, removes that limitation and allows for exploration beyond the cover.

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So why go back? Locations usually don't look the same even on many repeated visits. The seasons change, the time of day changes, the light changes, the weather changes, you get the idea. And those are the things one cannot control, just observe and react to. Then thee are the changes one can actively trigger.

Tower Symmetry, Industrial Artwork at Winter's Pond, Langford, New YorkTower SymmetryIndustrial Artwork

Tower Symmetry, Industrial Artwork at Winter's Pond, Langford, New York
Photographed with a Nikon FE2 on Fomapan 400 black and white film and developed in Kodak XTOL

The gear of choice is one of those variables. Different camera, different film format, different emulsion, different lens, or even a different developer can each contribute to different results. Sometimes the differences can be subtle, other times rather pronounced. For example, color is very different from black and white while color slide film or color negative film can be more nuanced. And the difference between Kodak Gold 200 and Kodak Colorplus 200 may be almost impossible to spot.

Tall Tower, Industrial Artwork at Winter's Pond, Langford, New YorkTall TowerIndustrial Artwork

Tall Tower, Industrial Artwork at Winter's Pond, Langford, New York
Photographed with a Nikon FE2 on Fomapan 400 black and white film and developed in Kodak XTOL

While I always try to find new subjects when returning to a location I also feel the urge to photograph some old faithfuls. The Gold Comet below is a great example. I have quite a few photographs of the vintage truck, even from similar angles. However, like I said above, they don't ever end up looking the same.

REO Gold Comet, Vintage Truck at Winter's Pond, Langford, New YorkREO Gold CometVintage Truck

REO Gold Comet, Vintage Truck at Winter's Pond, Langford, New York
Photographed with a Nikon FE2 on Fomapan 400 black and white film and developed in Kodak XTOL

And after the familiar shot, look, I can get closer. How much closer? Only the right composition was the limit. After all, this day I was there with my Nikon FE2 and the Nikon 55mm f/2.8 macro lens. So why not go for the grill and the REO logo?

REO Face to Face, Vintage Truck Grill at Winter's Pond, Langford, New YorkREO Face to FaceVintage Truck Grill

REO Face to Face, Vintage Truck Grill at Winter's Pond, Langford, New York
Photographed with a Nikon FE2 on Fomapan 400 black and white film and developed in Kodak XTOL

So there you have it. Not only a repeat visit to one of my most favorite locations but also a repeated blog post. I hope it did not bore you because I can guarantee that I will be taking you back soon.

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