This is a story of failures, leading to one of my all-time favorite images.
In September 2014, while on vacation at my relatives in Lichtenfels (Upper Franconia, Germany), I rose early to capture some misty landscape shots at a tiny water power plant, just a rather short walk from the house.
Weather and light were as expected, so I set up my tripod, decided for the 160NS, did all the usual preparation – and broke the (old) cable release when trying to fire the first shot: I forgot to cock the shutter and pushed too hard on the release.
Then I found out that the tripod was too small and lightweight (it was a cheap traveling model from the 90s) to do reliable long-time exposures even with a small medium format camera like the Super Isolette - so I was frustrated to have the wrong film in the camera.
Being there and having exactly the light and mist I was after, I just continued; but I wasn't happy with the views I could capture - I thought they would come out boring (they did).
When I saw the railing at the path that leads to the small passage over the Obermain river, I decided to use this as a support for my camera - and the shot above came out as the one that made all my struggles worthwhile!
My scanning and negative conversion technique would be a whole story in itself.