scotch broom, a work party, and t-max p3200.

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41719 LBA Park P3200 253There was cloud cover but otherwise, it was a bright day. I loaded up my Nikon F100 with HP5+, set the ISO at 400, and went to LBA Park, in Olympia, Washington. A work party was scheduled that morning to clear out an area in the park dominated with Scotch Broom, a shrub not native to the Northwest that takes over native habitats and creates a monoculture. The work party was made of volunteers from the group ‘Save LBA Woods’ and was led by Charles Rambo of the Parks Department. I had taken 3 shots when I heard the re-wind of the film. The F100 has 2 buttons on top of the camera that if you pushed simultaneously the film is rewound to the canister. Somehow I had touched both buttons. After the initial shock, I looked for another roll of HP5+ and all I found was Kodak T-Max 3200. The film’s primary use is low light situations but I had no choice but to load it into the camera. I shot the film at ISO 1600 and developed it in HC-110(1:31) for 9 minutes, 15 seconds, @20C. I used the Nikon 50mm 1.8G and 24mm 2.8D Lenses.

https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/weeds/scotch-broom

https://www.facebook.com/SaveLbaWoods/

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