Starlight and Sandstone

French Beach Provincial Park, Britsih Columbia.
(Camera: Olympus 35RC; Film: Kodak T-Max 100)

The starlight in this case is from the Sun, fragmented into tiny glints by water next to a sandstone shore. I like how the simple, two-blade aperture of the 35RC gives each bright little “star” four diffraction spikes. Can you guess the scale of this photo? Is it an arial shot from high above, or a close-up from only a few inches away? Devoid of context it’s difficult to tell. Not that it matters — this picture is about shape and contrast.

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2 Responses to Starlight and Sandstone

  1. tal says:

    fantastic work with Tmax!

  2. The flare around the specular highlights is lovely. Great work with the rangefinder.