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Deep from my dry cabinet...
My version of the famous landmark - Hassan II Mosque, in Casablanca which needs no introduction. It was a shot in an analogue world way back in Dec 2000 on a brilliant early morning light.

Film requires self-belief, commitment and a willingness to make a pillock of ourself. But, like anything where success depends on riding the wave and trusting our own judgement, then we are entitled to whoop when it works! Shooting with positive slide film - known for its lesser tolerance in exposure compensation than negative film - and manual settings aided by a hand held light meter, teaches me a lot about photography since I took up this hobby way back in 1971 when I first owned a rangefinder Yashica Electro 35 camera. It also teaches me to respect for the tradition without which innovation can have no real meaning.

I strongly believe that an elderly 35 mm SLR Nikon camera coupled with any of the very many disregarded fixed focal length lenses may rock the soul of even a D800 user!! But I won't live in the past, I look back with a degree of nostalgia and a wry smile........

Shooting data:
22 year old 35 mm SLR manual-focus NIkon FA, Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens, Kodachrome ASA 64 Slidefilm, 62mm Nikon Polariser and 1992 Sekonic L-248 light meter
Scanned to tif digital format using Konica Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV

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