Film Friday – July

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.

July 27, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Kathy - I love that the multiple exposure even if its not what you intended. I totally understand your frustration but its part of the growing process with film. I think your images look amazing!

July 27, 2012 - 10:07 pm

heidi - You are cracking me up!!! lol-regardless of the issues…these are gorgeous…love the triple(or quad) exposure-very neat! And the scenery is amazing-really nice contrast in the black and whites too. :)

July 28, 2012 - 5:17 am

JennyO - These are great Melinda! I love that multiple exposure one – so cool. I too have a problem of forgetting which film I loaded in which camera – thinking I should get some stickers or something to remind me!

July 28, 2012 - 10:50 am

Jayme F. - Oh my gosh Melinda you are too funny. Sometimes you just have a few weeks of what you are going through with film. I think it is because we are trying to “think” about so many things! I love all of your images, especially the BW on the beach, gorgeous!

July 29, 2012 - 11:21 am

karyn - omg, i love your quadruple exposure!!! me and film have a seesaw relationship too…keep at it melinda, because I would’ve never felt your frustration by looking at these images…They are gorgeous! and i love, love, love your neopan 400!

July 30, 2012 - 12:23 am

Stephanie - I love these! Especially the one of J & G and of course the last one. Wish I knew what they were saying…

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