I really don’t blog enough. I *want* to blog all the time, but I think I get distracted, or maybe I just really don’t like wordpress. I’ve got so much history here though, it’s a huge undertaking to migrate to another format.
I’ve been shooting film a lot, maybe for 6 months straight, exclusively. I’ve sold off most of my Canon digital lenses. Picked up some Leica lenses to go with my M6 (a 50mm Summicron, and a 28mm Elamrit). I really love the portability. I’m not certain the “picture quality” is any different than with my Canon Elan7 or my Nikon F3, but I enjoy the compactness of leaving the house with my Leica and a 28mm lens. Oh that reminds me, I wrote a “5 frame with” article on 35mmc blog (here). I think it inspired me to start writing again, or at least rambling along..
I’m really enjoying the process of shooting film, coming home, developing, seeing results. It’s given me the photography bug that i’ve been lacking for years. Now I want to knock out some darkroom printing!
I’ve been updating my flickr on a regular basis, and started a new instagram @static.iso to showcase my film only shots.
Going through boxes of stuff when I was moving across town, I found a few rolls of film sitting in a box. They were black, unlabeled canisters, which I remember was from my community college class I took in 2003 (only to be able to have free darkroom time). For the life of me I couldn’t remember when I shot them, or what I shot. I sent them off to TheDarkroom.com for developing, since, I didn’t want to trust my own chemistry, as I didn’t even know what they were!
Got them back this week, and come to find out, they’re from two trips! I went to Niagara Falls in 2004, and the San Francisco for a Linux World conference. Can’t believe the photos came out!
There were some great street shots of San Francisco, but most of the shots from Niagara where just okay. I think in Niagara I was using an old Nikon FM with a broken meter. In San Francisco, I believe I had a Canon Elan IIe with a 24-85 USM Canon lens, but from the look of the picture, it appears I had some light leaks, although, that could have been in the janky film canisters I had, especially since they’d been sitting for over 12 years!
I’m thinking about selling my Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS Lens. Could use a bit of extra cash right now, but its SUCH a good lens. I hate to part with it, because I know I’ll end up buying it again one day.. hrm.. Need to find a way to make $1000 a month online :)
My parents and I took my kids to the Dewberry Farm this weekend. The kids loved it!
I took a TON of photos, which I have not done in a long time. Reminds me how muchI love being behind the camera.. Although there’s not one picture of me.. One day the kids will have all these pictures of themselves growing up, but none with their dad, ’cause he’s always behind the camera!
Was a long day but we had a blast. I’m still worn out 24 hours later hahaha.
The wedding went great! I took about 1000 pictures! Can’t wait to get home and check them out. It’s going to be a big job to get them all sorted and edited. I’m thinking about writing a shopping cart application with PayPal API to allow people to purchase and print online. I’ll write about what I come up with.
Four o’clock Houston traffic on I-10 really sucked… We arrived in San Antonio at about 8pm, about an hour late.
Ate dinner with the family and I busted out the camera with the new Stroboframe Camera Flip Flash Bracket. From the looks of the LCD screen the pics should be good. I forgot my flash reader so I wont be able to check out the pics until I get home.
Breakfast is at 9:30am tomorrow, will probably be getting up for that, since I am shooting Sammi’s Uncle’s wedding tomorrow. Need to eat well so I can be on my toes for good shots. Hopefully I’ll get mass quantities of caffeine so I won’t drag my feet.