Sonatas IX-23 (Adagio Soave) - The Forest's Gifts: Walk With Me

Sonatas IX-23 (Adagio Soave) - The Forest's Gifts: Walk With Me

Words by Khaetidawne and Brendan Quirk. The photo was taken in June of 2019. This print was made in December, 2020 on 8” x 10” paper.
See the first post below for the text for this image.
Location
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Equipment Used
Minolta X-570 35 mm SLR equipped with a 50 mm f/1.7 Minolta MD lens
Film & Developer
Ilford FP4+/D76 1:1
Paper & Developer
Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Double Weight Fiber Base/Dektol
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Sonatas IX-23 (Adagio Soave)

As the twilight comes it’s dark under the boughs
Nature regretfully says “Tour’s over now.”
The Rock Face smiles as its head it bows
We mount the ridge; we’ll return we vow.

Time to climb upward and out, back toward our vacation home,
The Rock Face looks on as we head to our cabin of wood and stone;
Light grows dimmer, but still sunset glimmers just over the hill,
Food, drink, music and companionship, our spirits to refill.
 
That reminds me of Lookout Mountain outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Of course, Kentucky and Tennessee look very similar. We used to vacation at Natural Bridge, KY when I was a kid.

If you ever get a chance, visit Joyce Kilmer National Forest in North Carolina.

BTW...I have that same camera and lens. Nice to see what photos it can produce with that development process.
 
The X-570 is nice to use. I end up using all my cameras in manual, as that is what I am used to, so the choice of camera is not too important to me. I just can't get used to automatic!

I went to Joyce Kilmer once back in 1986, when I lived in Charlotte. I think that was were there was some virgin old-growth forest, rare in the South, and the trunks were enormous.

You should read "Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart.
 
The X-570 is nice to use. I end up using all my cameras in manual, as that is what I am used to, so the choice of camera is not too important to me. I just can't get used to automatic!

I went to Joyce Kilmer once back in 1986, when I lived in Charlotte. I think that was were there was some virgin old-growth forest, rare in the South, and the trunks were enormous.

You should read "Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart.
Wow. Not too many people know about Joyce Kilmer. Yes, enormous trees. My dream place to live is that area, although Texas Hill Country is not hateful. I'll check out the book you referenced.

Manual is the only thing I ever knew and I'm far more comfortable with it than most of the alternatives. When I pick up the X-570 and look through that big clear viewfinder it makes me smile.
 

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