Fun With Film (Personal)

“Film”… the more I look at that word the more foreign and strange it seems to me, and yet, there was a time when it was very much apart of my every day life. It taught me to be thoughtful; I learned to “see” before I pressed the camera’s shutter button. I quickly asked myself, is there anything in this frame that I don’t want in it? Okay- click! I learned patience; no instant gratification here! It takes time to process film, whether I was doing it myself or waiting for the lab. I also learned that film has character – and different types of film can play a character in the story you want to tell, whether it be through grain, brilliance, mid-tones, high contrast – the list goes on. You get to know different types of film and what it’s capable of. Is this chrome? How far do I think I can push/pull it? Film… it’s a great teacher.

Once in awhile I put film in my old Nikon FE with the 50mm f 1.8, and once in awhile I actually get my film processed. This mishmash of images were taken recently, and I actually got my film developed. I used Fuji NPH 400.

 

Fun with shadows and a basking kitty.

Fun with shadows and a basking kitty.

Too late... I ate it!

Too late… I ate it!

Box kitty!

Box kitty!

The two loves of my life!

The two loves of my life!

I love the haphazard criss-cross pattern.

I love the haphazard criss-cross pattern.

These ducks crack me up! I think the mallard is just chatting up the lady-duck and she's probably all like, "yes, dear" or something.

These ducks crack me up! I think the mallard is just chatting up the lady-duck and she’s probably all like, “yes, dear” or something.

I was just stoked that I caught the bird in flight! I'm not really a nature photographer so this was fun for me!

I was just stoked that I caught the bird in flight! I’m not really a nature photographer so this was fun for me!

Water is always attractive to me... it can be calm or raging, just like people.

Water is always attractive to me… it can be calm or raging, just like people.

My son is so tender and sweet.

My son is so tender and sweet.

A real double exposure! I don't know how it happened because my camera doesn't let you take two pictures on one frame, but here it is! And I just think everything about my boy is cute, including his spittle-goatee.

A real double exposure! I don’t know how it happened because my camera doesn’t let you take two pictures on one frame, but here it is! And I just think everything about my boy is cute, including his spittle-goatee.

I just like this.

I just like this.

Waiting for Spring, you find some pretty neat desaturated colours in Nature.

Waiting for Spring, you find some pretty neat desaturated colours in Nature.

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One Response to “Fun With Film (Personal)”

  1. Lil' Chrissy says:

    *GASP*

    I love all of the images but the one were Elijah’s touching his Daddy’s face and he’s looking back at him made me wanna cry! He really is so sweet!

    I especially love the desaturated colors!

    And I got a laugh out of your comments for the ducky’s 😛

    Thanks for sharing!

    Oh! And I love seeing him wearing the sweater Zoe passed on to him <3

    Lots of Love from Auntie Chrissy

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