I have been spending a lot of time with my Zero 4×5 lately and have enjoyed learning how to use it. I mentioned that I was doing a Sheet A Day project and it has really been a wonderful project! I have learned so much. (I stuck with it for 65 days. I had to stop last month because I ran out of film and payday was still a couple of weeks away.)
The photo above is one from that project – I took it at one of my favorite places, the Salmon River on Mt. Hood. I used Arista Edu 100 4×5 film. I used the 25mm configuration of the Zero 4×5. This photo reached #18 on Flickr’s Explore on Oct. 30th! I am rather shocked, but also honored. However, I can’t take myself too seriously here because right next to me in Explore is a photo of a guy laying on the ground taking a photo. sooo, yeah.
Here is a photo I took the same day. It’s the exact same shot, same configuration, but with 120 film instead of 4×5. Ektar was used.
I think it’s interesting to compare the two. I don’t really have any insight yet as to how I feel about one over the other. I lean more toward color when it comes to pinhole photography, so I find it fascinating that the black and white photo resonated with so many people on Flickr.