As the last friday of the month approaches and I reflect on this project, I realize I am having a love / hate relationship. Not necessarily with the project (because I love seeing what all my film friends are posting each month) but with film in general (and a manual focus Mamiya 645 Pro). This month I’ve had all kinds of issues in the mix of images taken on our vacation at Rosemary Beach, Fl. I start off the roll with a triple exposure (no idea how that happened – I am at least 40% positive I wound the crank after each exposure…) Several shots that were underexposed but miraculously in focus. I’m am progressing though because I did realize I was underexposing while still shooting (I think I closed down my aperture but didn’t change my shutter speed) and adjusted to get correct exposure – however, these shots are wildly out of focus. I did manage to get a few scenery shots in focus (after shooting at F11 and dropping the kids back at the house so I could concentrate on what I was doing). On my 35mm camera (Nikon F100) I shot an entire roll thinking it was Fuji 400 Pro H (the colors on the beach are going to be so beautiful!) when it was really Neopan 100 – or was it 400 – not sure… Are you seeing a pattern? I may not have the attention span for film. At any rate, here are a few of the images. I’ve got such a long way to go!
Starting with the triple exposure (now that I look more closely there may actually be four exposures):
Next on the circle is Karyn Johnson. Check out her experience with film here.