The rolls of film from Techlab came back in last week! I'm satisfied with the results, but I think the next batch of film will be mailed to The Darkroom. Don't have to deal with driving through rainy Baltimore traffic during rush hour..
Here are a few frames:
Nothing really makes any sense at my University, so here's a photograph of a boardwalk leading into the woods. Well, alright - it bridges the business park of the property with the actual academic campus. Your other choice is to walk on the pavement and potentially be turned into a goopy red-mist by one of my commuting colleagues. If that is the case, he or she doesn't know me.
Oh, there's a giant pond in between the business park and campus, too. It's maybe for research purposes. Disregard the sleeping person at the end of the pier.
This is a photograph of a down to earth fellow named Kameron. What a nice guy. I was sitting on a bench between classes with my rangefinder dangling from my neck. He approaches me and comments on my fine example of German craftsmanship. After some chit-chat, I learned he was a photographer, too! He has had great success doing studio work with merely a crop-body Canon and a nifty fifty. He also carries an Instax Mini 8 in his backpack. Long live film :)
I took this quick snap of someone with an interesting hairdo and our school mascot while chatting with Kameron. Just playing with scale focus and depth of field.
This is my childhood best-friend spreading the #buyfilmnotmegapixels love on his new whip. Not the nicest car you are going to run into, but he plans on fixing her up by hand. I tried driving it around the neighborhood, and I never knew a gear shifter could be so loose. It's kind of like taking photos with my Zorki 4 rangefinder.. You don't know what gear/photo you're going to get :)
Not really sure who this is, but I liked the pattern on her shirt. I was in the mood for some
street portraits, and asked to take one of her. Stupid people walking in the background... Grr.
Finally, here is a photo of my lovely girlfriend holding a plate of cooked crustaceans at a school crab feast #maryland. It's clear that I focused on the crabs and not her face. I'm not used to the depth of field on full-frame/35mm formats. For instance, on my micro four thirds OM-D E-M5, the aperture of f/1.8 is equal to between f/3.5 - f/4. To meter the same scene, the m43 body will have a wider depth of field. At least now I know - I'm always learning after every roll of film comes back.