I had two more shots left on my first roll of Ilford Delta 3200. Actually, I thought I had three. I realized I only had two when I shot the last frame this morning. My goal was to get a portrait shot of my wife and finish up with a couple of iconic night shots of Franklin. The portrait shot will have to wait for my next roll of 3200.
My biological clock woke me up around 05:00. Despite the 25 degree temperature, I decided to finish off my roll of 3200 before sunrise. This entire roll is mostly made up of night shots. I wanted to see how Delta 3200 handled the night scene in my Mamiya 645. I actually did not make it to my destination until dawn, but it was still dark enough for me to get the shot I wanted. I photographed the NOEL sign located on top of the Starbucks in Franklin. I also photographed the Christmas Tree on the square. These are black and white shots. I hope to have these developed soon, so stay tuned.
After tearing down my gear on the last shot, I drove out to the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. This is one of my favorite locations. I often drive out to the bridge if I am in the area. This time I reached for the DSLR. It’s been a while since I’ve done any landscape work with my digital camera. Every now and then it’s nice to get some instant gratification. Check out the images below.
Obviously this next shot is not part of my bridge photo session, but I decided to post it anyway. After I left the bridge, I drove down the parkway to Leiper’s Fork. I didn’t see the General Lee and the squad car parked next to the road where they are normally positioned. I just happened to look toward the hill on my left and there they were. I wanted to hop the fence to get a closer shot, but the locals might not take to kindly to that. Thus, I settled for a telephoto shot.
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