Rimutaka Hill

So I finally went out and bought a film scanner today that would let me scan 120 film since that’s what I’ve been shooting the most lately.

I bought a CanoScan 9000F which will let me scan up to 9600 DPI… Sweet… I’m not convinced my computer agrees with some pretty big files going through it tonight.

I downsized these for the blog but were originally about 250MB and that was only at 4800 DPI

Found these images from a couple of years ago of the top of the Rimutaka Hill which were taken with a 6 x 12 rollback on a 4×5 camera with a 90mm lens.

This is the hill where all the trains used to go over to get from Wellington to further north. They eventually just dug a great whopping tunnel under the whole hill so now the old rail trail is used by mountain bikers and walkers.

From memory it’s about an hour cycle up to the top through tunnels and some pretty cool countryside and they were in the process of putting in signs and information along the way which was pretty cool… Must go back some time.

4×5 Camera with 90mm Lens and 6×12 Rollback (sorry a bit vague since was a couple of years ago)


4 responses

  1. Adro

    So dope Simon!!

    28/10/2010 at 21:00

  2. I like the top one better, much more detail and a better composition overall.

    28/10/2010 at 23:57

    • Yeah not my best shots ever 🙂 It was howling a gale, almost exactly midday and I was pretty knackered from the ride up… Would have liked the top one to be a bit wider… But new toy will play 🙂

      29/10/2010 at 10:03

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