This past weekend, during the polar vortex, I had the opportunity to try out some of my old film gear and macro lenses. With the freezing temps, came freezing windows and a beauty that begged for some experimentation.
Last fall while unpacking my things, I came across nearly a dozen rolls of unshot film; a mix of color, b&w and even some 120. For the last several of months, it has been sitting in sight of my desk and peaking my curiosity. In November, I tested antique camera. Yay-no light leaks. Boo-nothing of interest. While my own film camera retired around the time the shutter stopped working 8 years ago, Nick had one as well, and lucky for me it still is functioning. I pulled it out and attached an old macro lens to see how it is working.
It felt oddly vulnerable to drop off a roll of film and have someone else see it first. I had to stop my self from justifying the quality of my capture….both as I dropped it off and as I picked it up. I was also reminded the photography is just an expensive hobby, however you go about it. I shot Color film, ISO 200. It is probably 8 years old and has been stored in all kinds of temps and humidities, so it had that additional aged grain feel.
Here are two from that first roll.
Other than these frosty images, I still haven’t pulled out my camera this year. I am enjoying this flow a bit more. I’m not saying I will not being taking pictures of my lovely littles this year, but for now, we’re all enjoying the break.
I ordered some prints last week and thought I’d share my plans to group these four on the living room wall. I finished framing them a few days ago and I look forward to hanging them later this weekend.