Thursday, September 11, 2014

Small Town Scenes, Brunswick, Maryland

I took my new Mamiya Universal Press (MUP) camera out for some shooting in the small town of Brunswick, Maryland. Perfect location for some black and white imaging, Brunswick is located on the Potomac River, and is a historic transportation hub for goods moving from the inland farms to the more populated coastal cities like Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Two competing forms of transportation intersected at Brunswick - the C&O Canal, which runs along the river from Cumberland, Maryland into Georgetown in DC, and the railroad. The canal has long been out of service; the railroad continues to live on. I shot these three images from the highway bridge that runs over the river and the tracks. In the third image, if you look close, you can see a person climbing the steps on the front of the locomotive on the right.
I used the graduated filter in Lightroom to bring out the detail in the clouds.
Brunswick Railroad Scenes, by Reed A. George
Mamiya Universal Press Camera, Kodak Tmax 100 Film
The shot below is of a historic building above the tracks, and below the modern bridge. I shot this one with the Mamiya Sekor 65mm f6.3 wide angle lens.
Historic Brunswick, by Reed A. George

Mamiya Universal Press Camera, Kodak Tmax 100 Film

As I've said before, I am thoroughly enjoying the MUP. I shot a total of about eight images (a full roll of 120 film at 6x9 format) in an hour. That's pretty fast for the MUP. It felt pretty fast for such a quiet day in Brunswick as well.