Chasing the sunset light

The weather finally improved so I decided to go out for the sunset. I’ve sent a couple of messages to Simon ( from Classic lenses podcast) and Ted, my friends, and agreed to meet at the car park near Higger Tor.

The main reason was to test Velvia 50 sheet film, which I bought from eBay. With a good forecast, I decided to give it a go. I love Velvia 50 and I shot it previously in 35mm and 120 formatted I was really curious to see how it will work out in 4×5. The film expired in 2002 and I have decided to shot it at normal speed ISO 50.

Higger Tor is a great location. You can get there easily and when I arrived, I realised that I was not the only one with the idea of the sunset here. There were many people walking around and it was quite busy. But it was OK because I tried to look for new compositions and views.

I met Simon with his son and his bright orange Chroma camera:

As the evening progressed I exposed 2 sheets of Black&White Shanghai 100, 2 sheets of Kodak Ektar 100 and 4 sheets of Fuji Velvia50.

Higger Tor is a great place to go and shoot if you want to go out for a quick shoot. Easy to get to with a lot of rock formations to play with.

I processed Velvia in the Tetenal E-6 kit at home and I was really pleased with how slides came out. The FIlm is 19 years after the expired date but the colours are insane. I truly love this film.

Here is the quick iPhone shot of all slides on the light table:

MPP VII f45 1s 90mm Kodak Ektar 100

Have you been to Higger Tor? What’s your favourite spot to photograph in the Peaks?

Let me know in the comment section below!

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