|Memory of Twighlight, Chicago IL|
(Mamiya RB67Pro, 90mm f3.8, expired Polaroid 669 film, Epson V600)
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A few of the first shots from my "new" Mamiya RB67 Pro. The Holga is a total medium format gateway drug of a camera. It's is very fun and gets you to appreciate the possibilities of the larger negatives, but it is not exactly a precision instrument. I was looking for something that would give me better control and the RB67s have a good rep and are going for a song on the used market. I picked up a body and standard lens on eBay and a couple more lenses from keh.com. The Mamiya is a complete monster, it's got to weight at least 10 pounds, and is built like a tank - not exactly a street shooter - but so far has been living up to its hype. Shooting with it is a lot more involved than with your standard 35mm slr, but I can't argue with the end results - big, gorgeous negatives. What's not to like?
|Garlic Scapes, June 2011, Chicago IL|
(Mamiya RB67Pro, 90mm f3.8, Fomopan 400, developed by 120processing.com, scanned self w/Epson V600)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
A couple of my youngest brother's spawn, including my most recent nephew. He was supremely unimpressed with his uncle, as you can see.
Cute kids, bro. Good for you they take after their mom. ;)
|Chill'n at Grandma's House (Panasonic GF-1, 20mm f1.7 @ 400 ISO)|
Thursday, August 4, 2011
|Lake Union, Seattle, Washington (mid-2002)|
(not sure of the camera or lens used here, probably shot on some crappy supermarket Fuji Superia 200)
Anyway, as I have been sorting through there have been a few images that still make me smile. Not always the best technical images, either. Case and point is the photo above - the grain is ugly, the composition questionable and the lens flare unintentional. Still, the light and the mood of the image for me really strongly evokes Seattle and makes me homesick and nostalgic.
Might be more of these oldies to come.