I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! After a 3 week break due to life getting in the way, my Film Friday series of posts is starting up again. This week's image is one I made while in Illinois this past July. We visited the State Capitol and around the grounds were a number of memorials and monuments. This image is of the Organized Labor Memorial:
I had my Rolleicord Va loaded with a roll of Ilford Delta 100 black and white film. The monument was set on a slight hill so to photograph it at any decent angle meant that a lot of sky would be present. I tried to limit the sky as much as I could and eventually settled on what you see here. It still has a lot of sky but I was able to get a fairly decent view of the Capitol building as well. The exposure on this was tricky with the bright sky and the dark monument that was partially in shadow. I think I got it pretty good given everything.