Shadows of a bicycle and leaves next to a canal in Yokohama. © jordi vollom
Leica M3 / Summaron f2.8 3.5cm / Tri-x / HC-110 “E” /
“It’s not the quantity of the light it’s the quality. ” I can’t remember which photographer’s documentary I heard that but it definitely is true.
The afternoon sun in the Winter can give such a nice quality of light. This image caught my eye while strolling near Yokohama station one afternoon last month. I like the different shapes and textures in the leaves and concrete vs the tonality in the shadows. The combination of exposure given to the Tri-x and amount of development in HC-110 is showing nice grain I think.
Ravages of time. Wharf in Daikoku-Futo, Yokohama. © jordi vollom
I guess most people wouldn’t find beauty in this scene, but I do. This was from the same roll but taken in the harshness of the direct sun and a bit earlier in the day. On days like this it is sunny 16 to calculate exposure. Easy!