EBS at Waverley Abbey #1

I hadn't seen anyone do an 'exposing both sides' (EBS) panorama album on here yet, so I figured I'd try it with a Horizon Perfekt. It was definitely one of the most technically challenging albums I've done so far - not only because EBS is itself tricky (you've got to get the homemade redscale prepared correctly, get both the redscale and normal exposures right, shoot twice in the same sequence so as not to screw up the symmetry, etc.), but because the Perfekt poses challenges of its own, such as not being able to use a conventional splitzer (I solved this by cutting a piece of black card to shape and gluing it onto the tiny UV filter that comes with the camera), not having any horizon line to line things up with in the viewfinder (solved by drawing a black line through the middle of a length of sellotape and sticking it onto the front of the viewfinder) and having its very own peculiar loading technique that makes it very difficult to re-align the film in the same place for the second shoot (I thought I'd solved this by taping a separate 15cm length of old negative to the take-up spool and taping the film I shot to this, lining it up with appropriate markings, but I still got it wrong by about half a centimetre, which is why you see some overlap in these shots). I shot the redscale layer just after sunrise, went home, flipped the film around (I think I'll get a changing bag for next time, so I can just flip the film on site), then went back and shot the normal layer just after noon, on a sunny but intermittently cloudy day. So yes, pretty challenging, but also very creatively satisfying. Worth the hassle...? Hell, yeah...!!! :-)

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24 Comments

  1. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    superb

  2. grazie
    grazie ·

    stunning album! I admire you!!!

  3. vici
    vici ·

    How dare you master this on your 3rd roll! Congratulations on your awesome results!
    The Horizon Perfekt really is a bitch to load…

  4. trw
    trw ·

    Wow! I'm so impressed with this! Very well done!

  5. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @elvismartinezsmith @grazie @vici @trw: Thank you so much for your very kind and generous encouragement, good people...! :-)

  6. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Great tip for the splitzer. I was going to put a cardboard before the swinging part, covering the front of my Horizon !

  7. dida
    dida ·

    fantastic result!

  8. nia_ffm
    nia_ffm ·

    Wow! Amazing! It was definitely worth the hassle!

  9. mateja
    mateja ·

    Fantastic!

  10. gendis
    gendis ·

    yes fantastic

  11. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·

    Panoramic EBS! Nice idea =)
    Ok then I will try square EBS next time!

  12. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @hodachrome: I'm sure you'll produce magic, as always...!

  13. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    I have nothing more to say. In fact I am speachless. congrats.

  14. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @jean_louis_pujol: Mille fois merci...! :-)

  15. dreamseller
    dreamseller ·

    gorgeous album! seems to be a complicated procedure with many possibilities to fail. you didn't - congratulations!

  16. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @dreamseller: That's so kind of you...! Thank you very much! :-)

  17. sahilkarkhanis
    sahilkarkhanis ·

    Absolutely gorgeous, all challenges considered!

  18. andrejrusskovskij
    andrejrusskovskij ·

    marvellous!

  19. grinningcat
    grinningcat ·

    outstanding album! love it!

  20. troch
    troch ·

    Brilliant!

  21. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    With what did you glued the black card to the Horizon filter? Did it damaged the filter for good? Definitely going for this but not sure to use my Horizon Kompakt or my LC-A+...

  22. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @saidseni: I just put a spot of glue on the plastic frame, so it should come off again, no problem. As for camera choice, I'd say you should do both...! Thanks for your comment.

  23. novotao
    novotao ·

    What do you think about using your technique in Spinner 360? Should it works?

  24. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @novotao I'm sure it would be technically possible to expose both sides with a Spinner, but symmetrical shots would be phenomenally difficult, I think. Thanks for your interest!