Last Saturday I went to Edinburgh to photograph the Beltane Fire Society rehearsing for their Samhuinn/Halloween fire festival, which takes place on the Royal Mile on the 31st of October. I’m hoping to shoot that again this year too. For that I will most likely stick to digital so that I can see what’s working. It’ll be darkness and light, night and fire, so a bit tricky to get just right.
For this rehearsal though, I used a combination of digital and film. I had my Nikon F3 loaded up with TX400 (pushed to 800 to allow faster shutter speeds and a bit more grain), and the Ricoh GRV as back up really. I was glad I had it as I ran out of film quite quickly.