i'd taken this shot during the summer of 2007, also using b&w film and mounting my camera on a tripod, but being younger and stupider, i shot it with the lens wide open. i finally made it back a few weeks ago and properly re-took the shot.
among the things i didn't like about the old shot, which can be seen here, was that i was using a slow film - Kodak Panatomic-X, ASA 32 - and opened my lens wide because i didn't feel like needing to expose the film for 5 minutes to get the shot and also because i didn't feel like dealing with reciprocity. while the film is overexposed, it still scans nicely, but has proven very difficult to get anything else but a flat, low contrast print from the darkroom. also, i shot it rather wide angle and the original post was cropped down.
the new shot posted here was taken using medium format Fuji Acros
Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED