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two photos from a roll of Fuji Provia 400X.  i absolutely love the colors…but man, this is probably the most expensive film i’ve shot with so far.  i’m planning on shooting another roll next weekend depending in the bay area.

man…the built in flash on the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 is POWERFUL.  maybe a little too powerful though….objects illuminated by its flash seem to lose a major amount of detail.  i’ve built a “diffuser” for this flash, we’ll see how it works….but on the other hand, low light photos on this camera come out excellent.  i’m glad the camera will let me shoot these, because some of my other “auto” film cameras automatically flash in low light….or lock up until you enable the flash.

photos were taken at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park @ Los Angeles, CA.

got a new underwater camera since my Weathermatic broke.  this one got slightly exposed when i opened the back realizing the film wasn’t completely winded.  but man this shot came out pretty nice.  the light leak balances out the blues.

camera:  Hanimex Amphibian
film:  Kodak Ultramax 400 

why i shoot film

just a cautionary tale for anybody trying to use Fuji Velvia 50F…the film is AMAZING for summertime, because you can capture images in bright sunlight without the shots getting blown out.  the grains are VERY fine, giving you a very high definition image…but the only downside is that the shadows come out very crisp too…almost to the point of black.  SO REMEMBER, if you decide to shoot with this film, be conscious of your light source and shadows.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  Fuji Velvia 50F 

here is a shot from the Berkeley Kite Festival this past weekend.  i usually shoot with color negatives, but i love the vibrant colors of slide films.  with this one, i got it cross processed…and it looks like aura photography, which is totally fitting given the famous hippie culture of berkeley.  i think it is just an interesting chemical reaction resulting from the cross-processing of the film.  

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  cross-processed Fuji Velvia 50F 

an accidental half exposure from the first shot on the roll of film.  this is pioneer monument in San Francisco, CA.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  cross processed Fuji Velvia 50F 

a view of the cliffs at La Jolla Cove, near Children’s Pool.

camera:  Minolta Weathermatic Dual 35
film:  expired Fuji Superia 200 

i’m always very flattered when somebody uses one of the photos i’ve shot on an analogue camera as their cover photo on facbeook.  this was shot at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA….with a malfunctioning flash.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  cross processed Kodak Ektachrome E100G
flash:  Vivitar 252 + yellow color gel 

i really enjoy how this photo came out.  romance…a timeless concept, shot on an antique camera, occuring in modern times.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  Kodak Ektachrome E100G *cross processed