Some images – Tractor tracks

No long story this time, just some images. By far the most photos I make are taken in the immediate vicinity of the house, within walking distance. The same is true for these two, which I took when exposing a test roll of Fomapan 100 to see how the Sigma 24/2.8 I received recently works.

I have an ambivalent relationship with the ‘production landscape’ around here, as I like to call it. It’s farmland, but farming these days equals intensive industrial production. This has an effect on the land, which has ceased to be ‘natural’ many decades ago and is just as man-made as the city, even if it’s on average somewhat greener in hue. I really like nature, so in a way, I find this a pity. And at the same time, it’s the kind of landscape I grew up in and that’s familiar to me. It really is home. Either way, it’s something I relate to, I’m intimately familiar with it, so I photograph it. Sometimes, as in this case, it’s just small details. Often, that’s the type of image that I enjoy the most, myself.

Tractor tracks #1
Tractor tracks #2

Both taken with a Sigma 24/2.8 on Fomapan 100, developed in Pyrocat HD. Prints on leftover sheets of 8×10″ Adox MCP312, developed in well-aged ID62. I don’t print on RC paper much, but I find myself wondering why, recently. It’s so convenient. Well, there’s the paper surface, of course. I do prefer a fiber-based paper for this reason, mostly. Other than that, RC is just really nice to work with.

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