Happy Halloween, 2007.
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Shot at a local car show. I chalk this one up as a learning experience, as I hadn’t attempted to shoot cars in this manner until now. I made quite a few mistakes, biggest being my lens selection that I brought along with me (Sigma 17-35mm 2.8). While it was good to have the wide angle for full shots, there just wasn’t enough zoom for good close-ups. Next time I’ll still bring this lens along, but also a zoom-macro to cover the details. A few other issues, dealing with reflections and high-noon sunlight, were easy to work around. Sometimes just a step back would cure it, or taking a walk and coming back in 15 minutes was enough to get the sun out of the way. All in all, it was a good experience, though I could have spent more time on individual subjects. I am hoping to get to one more cruise before the season is completely over and try my luck again.
I started shooting some slide film this past weekend, which I am planning on cross-processing. I’m finding myself to be a bit more selective in the photos I’m taking, which is a good thing as I’m traditionally a “spur of the moment” shooter and have a hard time with thinking through my shots. The only downside is that it’s going to take me a few weeks to finish off 36 exposures.
It had been some time since I last loaded a roll of film, something I promised I would try to keep up with. Before my DSLR, I was shooting a roll of film every week or two, but now, I have only shot a couple rolls over the past few months. I’m now planning on sending my N80 out for a CLA, and hopefully getting back into using it for a while. I miss shooting B&W in film, and digital B&W just doesn’t feel the same to me. Hopefully this will be the push I need to get me to shoot off all the film that’s been cooling in the fridge for the past year or so, we’ll see.
Was the prettiest swan.
Read it here.
A small wooden Buddha statue used as a prop to test lighting. I had been trying to work on different ways to work with light and shadow on smaller (macro) subjects in order to make them stand out a bit more dramatically.
I remember going to the zoo when I was young and having my parents tell me about how they had come to see Emily when they were my age. Now, some fifty years after them, I find myself at the zoo telling my child how I used to visit her when I was his age, and how his grandparents used to visit her when they were his age. It seems like such a strange thing to say, when we live in such a disposable society, where nothing is forever, and nothing lasts.
A worker high on a stack of an old manufacturing plant, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Notice the sections of ladder that are strapped and stacked all the way up tho the worker, there are at least six or seven of them below where the photo cuts off, just to give you an idea of how high up he is and how high he climbed by ladder.