June 14, 2010

kickin' it old school

*breaths deep*  so...here are the unedited shots from my film expedition yesterday.  today i received my pentax k1000 slr which i will be taking on a road trip tomorrow.  *crosses fingers*  i won't be going back to film full time - it's too expensive for me, plus there's that whole instant gratification thing of dslr...but i liked the butterfly feeling that i got when i picked up my film today.  that is a bit of magic back in my life.  now i just have to slow my roll (hahaha) and start taking pictures at a slower pace like i did before the dslr.  forcing myself to think more of composition.

these are using my canon rebel (circa 1991-1992) that has never been used on anything except the "green modes" before.  it was also using the kit lens which is a 35-70mm lens.  (f/4 is the lowest aperture)  the film is kodak BW400CN which is a film that can be developed anywhere.  i'm on the look out for some fuji but both of the places i visited this weekend only carried kodak.

ok...here we go.  some of these you will recognize from yesterday's ramblings...

31 comments:

  1. whoa.....so cool !
    but why does film scare me ?
    especially since that's all we ever used to use ?

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  2. They're great...even without the editing.
    HUGS
    Char

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  3. i really like the second one.

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  4. beautiful shoooooots!
    Trina
    www.mommeville.com

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  5. I think they are beautiful shots, I am glad you got butterflies picking them up. great job Char, I hope you get on your outing tomorrow. take care.

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  6. How exciting! My very first slr was a Pentax K1000, and I still regret giving it up. If I weren't so busy trying to figure out my new dslr, I'd be tempted to break out my husband's Canon AE-1 for a little walk around the block...

    Have fun!!

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  7. i love the feel of each one....you have taken another creative road and i am glad to be on the trip with you

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  8. Black and white film has such an irreplaceable feel to it. These images are beautiful and have wonderful contrast.

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  9. I like the idea that using film slows us down behind the lens, forcing us to think more about the shot. It almost brings back the real "art" of photography, when the entire composing process was a work of art.

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  10. we've become such "now" society that the thought of having to wait to see your shots seems unimaginable!

    b&w film has such character....your shots are wonderful!

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  11. Love, love, love these Char!...I agree that B&W film has lots of character...

    My first camera, which I mentioned in an earlier post, was a Pentax Spotmatic II....and I just shot some film with it...Unfortunately, the film I used is probably almost as old as the camera so I don't actually think it will come out well, if at all...but at least I got out the old camera again:)

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  12. Great shots...Love them. The contrast is great in these bw's. Fun fun going back to the old!!!

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  13. It's hard to believe there was a time when photography with film was our only option. Enjoy the butterflies and the magic : )

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  14. all so wonderful!
    i would love to get a film ... but yes, so expensive...
    x

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  15. fantastic and so so satisying for you i know.

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  16. WOW Char!!!! These turned out beautiful! And no photoshopping...even better. xoxo

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  17. Great shots without any editing Char!

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  18. amazing shots! so cool.
    one love.

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  19. Great photos. I too like the ease of digital but there is something about the beauty of film. Digital is digital.

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  20. these are hot! love the feel!
    xo

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  21. i love the look of these. i bought a film camera from ebay and it broke the first day. got my money back though...it is wonderful how you slow down with film. a wonderful new avenue for you!

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  22. Wow and wow! These are so classy.

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  23. I remember that little feeling of expectancy when you're picking up your film that's just been developed. So much magic in that little envelope yet to be discovered.
    Brenda

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  24. oh wow, how fabulous... so love what you have captured here!! truly!

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  25. Omigosh these are beautiful! I still have my old Canon film camera, so maybe I'll take it out for a spin someday... but I'm into that whole "instant gratification" thing of digital, too. :)

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  26. These are great shots...and remind me of how much I like black and white. The other day I was cleaning a closet and dug out my film camera...which still has a partial roll of film in it! I wonder what I will find when I finish the roll, and take my own trip to the developer! I will also agree with you that with digital I don't take the time I used to take, and care, because you have so many inexpensive "chances" to get your shot. Time to slow down, definitely!

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  27. Beautiful! I'm loving black and white shots at the moment, there's something so timeless about them. It's pretty cool that you got to play with film but I agree it's so expensive to use film and there is something lovely about being able to take lots and lots of photos with a dslr but it's always useful to slow the pace a little..

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  28. So beautiful. Cool that it gives you butterflies!

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