I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
The Force will be with you.....always
Originally Posted by tony lockerbie
Keep on enjoying the process, so much more organic than digital. Also you will also have the pleasure of everyone always saying..."What, you are still using film?!"
Hehe.... for sure!
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
Oh yeah, that picture is total crap, LOL! It is overexposed on one side and under on the other. I was using medium format film for the first time and a camera I had never used before. All the shots came out wonky, I don't think the back of the camera closes properly.
We hadn't intended to print anything, but picked that as the best of a bad lot because I got the film loading down so quick (I practiced with bad film at home the night before) and we had time to kill.
We'll see how things turn out next week when I do 35mm with cameras I am familiar with that shut properly. I was just thrilled there was even one picture that turned out AT ALL.
Also that is a cell phone photo of a print, it doesn't look THAT bad, but it's for sure not going up on the wall or anything.
I'm just amazed that Mitzi Gaynor is posting here on APUG .
Congratulations, and welcome to what has been an almost life-long source of enjoyment for me.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
i got my first neg dev hanging on my wall. lousy pic but will never forget the magic of opening up the can and seeing real pictures!
keep at it. the fun has not faded for me. (tho it took me 2 weeks to finaly get my process down. caffenol )
My first print in my Grandfather's darkroom ( with a lot of help ) was of a shot I took on a camera he leant me ( KODAK Retinette ) of a mirror class dinghy on Lake Windermere in 1969...I still have the print, the neg, the camera and most importantly...the passion, I still love printing.