Film from school, fall semester

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:

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

Untitled 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.