The temperatures this summer, locally and worldwide, seem to have been – and continue to be – brutal. Finally, nights are cooling down and the day’s highs are 85, not 105, in Fahrenheit (not C fortunately!).
Film, two images merged in PS6. Cosina CX-2, Agfa Vista 200.
I was in a park to use up the rest of the first roll of film through my Cosina CX-2. I rather liked this one because – well – hmmm. I think it’s the DOF and interplay of lines by the grasses.
As far as the Cosina goes, I am not sure how much I like or dislike it. I might like my Trip 35 better for a film point-and-shoot with a fixed lens, as well as the Olympus XA4.
The Cosina is not a “pretty” camera, being boxy and black and totally unattractive to my eye. Despite that, it really is a handy little camera to dump in your pocket. The fact that the lens is protected by a turning lens cover makes it better than a snap-on.
I finally managed to get my butt out of bed early enough to watch the sunrise and take a few pictures. Rather than taking a digital and film camera, I took just a film camera, and my phone. I’m always amazed at the quality of pictures one can get with the phone, especially if no magnification factor is involved.
This was taken a few weeks ago while out on a hike through the local backcountry. Spring is fading away, and wildfires are already beginning to rear their flames. The plants here are more lush than they have been in some time – we had a bit of rain!
Nikon FM2N, Elicar 55mm f2.8 Macro, Fuji Superia Xtra 400, Pakon 135 scanner.
When I saw this photo, I was really pleased. I never thought I could get a picture like this with film. In digital, I’ve done it a lot, but never in film. The lens I used was wide open, just to see if I could nail sharpness and blur.
A picture that I took last summer, just as the last rays of the sun were dipping below the horizon. The original image was so dark, and had sunspots and flare in the upper left and lower right corners. Using LR, PPS9, and PS6, this is the final result.