Pepper trees are common in rural California. Rather like willows, their branches and leaves flow gracefully toward the grown.
I bought a Werra 5 about a month ago, and this is part of the first roll of film sent through the camera, primarily with purpose of learning how to use it, see the results, and determine if there were any light leaks. All is well!
This is one of the last three images I took, just to finish the roll, knowing I had the time to get to a photo lab somewhere. It turns out, there is a 1-hour lab still functioning less than 5 miles from where I live, and half-way on the way to work. Convenience!
Like I said, this was one of the last 3 images I took. I pointed and shot – not a great picture (others were better) – but I rather like the mood of this unfocused bowl. Film used is Fuji Superia 400 Xtra that I bought a couple of years ago.
Another film study using the Canonet GIII QL.
Another film image, taken with the Canonet GIII QL. Some post in LR. I am beginning to consider developing my own B&W film.
Another image taken on film. I believe this one is with my Nikon FM2N. If so, this camera is in bad need of a CLA, as the pressure plate in the camera seems to have left marks on the film. Using noise reduction in LR, I got rid of most of them, along with a ton of spots. Lens is (I think) a 50mm f1.4 AIS.
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.
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!
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?
Unretouched JPG from 2010. Shot with film using my Canon AE1 and a Tamron Adaptall 80-210 lens. Processed at the local Target.
I am giving film a try. Again.