I’m still developing rolls of film from my first serious shoot with the Hasselblad 500c/m. I’m still really wowed by the results. In all honesty, I’m only typing that out because it helps me mentally justify the cameras I sold off in order to buy the Hasselblad in the first place. I’m willing to bet more than a few people who end up reading this can relate.
I wasn’t too sure that this image would turn out all that well. The lighting was more than a bit of a challenge. The day was incredibly overcast to the point where if the lights were turned off in the house it almost felt like it was late in the evening. Add to that the fact that the scene was mostly back lit and I was really running the danger that nothing in the scene would show up at all.
I hand held this frame down to 1/15th of a second and just crossed my fingers that I would still get some details in the shadow areas of the image. I wanted the result to be more or less a silhouette but it was important that some details on the model’s figure still be visible. I think stand developing helped out the situation a bit too as the process tends to retain a bit more detail in the shadow areas.