Seagull At The Seaside

KD_Seagull_R1_007 EDITED SMKD_Seagull_R1_011 EDITED SMIn October I finally learnt how to load film in my vintage Seagull TLR (Circa Mid 50s) and took her on an outing to Flinders. A steep learning curve and many blank frames ensued, but medium format was certainly the winner. I’m sold. This machine needs a patient mind and plenty of time but is well worth the effort.

Below The Quiet Hedonist at work with the Seagull.Image stolen from Daniel Klaas  (below on his Medium format Hassleblad).

Flinders Hasselblad Dan Kate Oct 2012Flinders Canon Dan Kate Oct 2012

  1. This is very encouraging. I just got a seagull as a birthday present. I already managed to buy some rolls of film but had no opportunity yet to take it out in some at least not so bad light 🙂

    • How exciting. I heard they are only good for portraits but mine takes landscape beautifully. It’s no Mamiya or Hassleblad but it’s pretty lovely.

      Be patient, your reward will be the beauty of medium format.

      Look forward to seeing what you create!

      • thanks a lot! i hope to get some shots done before christmas but i’m afraid this endeavour has to wait until next year…
        if you don’t mind i’d be happy to come back to you for sharing experiences?

      • That would be great. You can email me at thequiethedonist @ if you prefer. Which model Seagull do you have?

      • cool, thank you! i have the model 4b-1. i’m not sure yet what the differences are between the models but i’ll find out 😉

      • great, it couldn’t be better 😉

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