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Ontario, CanadaA Portfolio by John Brownlow

When Michael asked me along toSandbanksI was pleased and a little nervous. Pleased because I secretly enjoy landscape work. Nervous because I don't do enough of it to be confident of the results. I took along a 4x5 camera partly for the quality but mostly to change my gestalt. I shoot hundreds of rolls a year on the streets with a Leica in my hand. Using a 4x5 forces a complete change of pace and attitude. 

My 4x5 equipment is ancient, inexpensive, and relatively portable, if occasionally unreliable. The whole kit cost me less than a single Leica lens. It allows for a few movements, though the lenses don't have great coverage in any event. The shutter speeds aren't really accurate enough to allow shooting reversal film with any great confidence, so I tend to shoot color neg (Kodak Portra 160 VCin this case). This also absolves me from having to lug around red, green, yellow and blue filters since I can mimic their effects in Phot...

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