Tag: film

Is Anyone There?

Is Anyone There?

Last year I was hiking in a favorite area, and came across a movie set. This was what was there, along with spooky gates and other such things. It was situated in a public place. It was Easter Sunday.

There was a security guard there. He yelled and wave his arms at us – like a ghost? – telling us we couldn’t even look at the set, much less photograph it. Well, my taxes pay for the park, it is public property, and I wasn’t hurting anything. I got this picture, but wish I had gotten more.

Later, I called the city, and complained, and they assured me I was within my rights, and they were also annoyed with the movie company as they had emphasized the fact it is on public property.

Unknown film; with a Canonet GIII QL rangefinder ca. 1970.

Thread

Thread

This next year I want to explore film photography more. This picture is not really exciting, but it is a jpg produced on a professional scanner by a professional film developing company. I haven’t gotten the negatives back yet, but I suspect it is a 400 iso film; I hope the negs will tell me which film is what!

I like the grain, and I like the colors – not what I would normally get in a SOOC image on any of my digital cameras. In LR, I can really manipulate the noise / grain to make it nearly disappear – but is that what I really want to do?

Looking at the scans, I see there is a lot to consider in film photography, especially since it really does look different than digital, even in a jpg!

Spring Growth

Spring Growth

This is a post-production image from my first roll of film in the Nikon FM2N.  It is Fuji Superia Xtra 400, bought at the drugstore, developed at the drugstore.  Lens is a Vivitar Close Focus 28mm lens.

If you click on the image, a new one will come up.  If you have a magnifying glass for your cursor, click again, and the picture will blow up to the original size of the scan.  Kinda interesting?