Alan and I drove out to Westerdale this morning. I wanted to try out my repaired 6×9 roll film holder which came back last Tuesday. Neil at HiTech Camera Repairs had not only repaired the wind-on mechanism but also replaced the light seals on the door. (Obviously my half-arsed attempt, whilst working ok, didn’t impress him too much!). One thing that slightly concerned me about using the Wista with the roll film holder today was the forecast was for a windy day and there’s always a chance of camera shake with LF. Alan suggested we head to Hob Hole at Westerdale as it’s fairly well sheltered. It was not only windy but raining lightly and bitterly cold. Anyway we headed out – me up the beck and Alan the other way.
There’s a couple of trees on the road leading down to hob hole which we have photographed before but I wanted to start there. I actually made about 6 exposures within a 100 meters of each other. Once you start really looking there are as the old cliche goes pictures everywhere!
As the day seemed to get progressively colder and the wind was “raw” as Alan correctly described it, we headed off around lunchtime. Coming back over Blakey it was snowing.
Pleased the RFH is working as it should and now just have to complete the 8 exposures and process it.