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:
Have you been to Higger Tor? What’s your favourite spot to photograph in the Peaks?
Let me know in the comment section below!