Queluz National Place

Quelez, Portugal (Rolleicord V)

I’ve been shooting film for a little over a year now and it has proven a great medium for me to explore areas of photography outside my usual street shooting. This past fall, while visiting Portugal, I used a Rolleicord V twin lens reflex to explore the architecture of the Queluz National Palace in Portugal.

I must say, these images were very difficult to setup with a twin lens reflex camera and its waist level view finder, a large format view camera and step stool may have been easier. But with a little time, so soften the memory of their difficulty, I’m pleased with the result. Seeing these result, and the fact that I have done a lot of street shooting already this year, have motivate me to get out more with medium format and large format. It is raining again tonight and promises to be a beautiful spring in Southern California filled with wild flowers. In the meanwhile, enjoy these few views of the Queluz National Palace.

Taken with a Rolleicord V 3.5 TLR, Ilford FP4+, developed in Clayton F76+ for 8 minutes @ 68-degrees. With these large medium format negatives, I’ve taken the liberty of cropping a two to 4×5, the other maintain their 6×6 square format. Click on the image to see it large and marvel in the detail.

Quelez, Portugal (Rolleicord V)

Quelez, Portugal (Rolleicord V)

Quelez, Portugal (Rolleicord V)

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2 Comments to “Queluz National Place”

  1. It took me a while to get used to the waist level finder. The left/right mirroring took quite a while to get used to. By now I wouldn’t want to miss my Rolleiflex anymore, though.

  2. Gorgeous photos; shooting with the Rollei always makes for a more interesting perspective.

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