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Film Photography

While living in Palo Alto I bought an old Nikon F film camera off Ebay. No batteries, no light meter. Exactly how I thought I wanted it.

I loaded it up with a roll of black and white film. I actually had to deliberately try to finish up the roll, it was taking me so long. I grew frustrated without the instant gratification of being able to see the pictures I'd taken. It dawned on me that digital photography was vastly superior and that I should stick to it. Part of the problem was that I had no idea if my photos would turn out in the slightest. I was guessing all of my aperture and shutter speed settings. Not a recipe for success, but I think I recall hearing that black and white film is supposed to be more forgiving.

A couple years later, I finally got them developed at a photo lab in Austin. The roll of film got a little bit wet on the walk over there and my feet were sore from carrying my (now) ex-girlfriend barefoot over a rocky creek. Somehow, the map of the trail looked like there was a bridge and there wasn't.

I wanted to share these photos as I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. They're all released into the public domain, so you can do whatever you want with them, up to and including nothing if you so desire it.

1991 Honda Hawk GT

1991 Honda Hawk GT

1971 BMW R50/5

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Gutter

These were the photos I kept of the set. Of course some didn't turn out at all, but I thought these were worth saving. The irony is that despite my purist film efforts, even the prints I have came from a computerized printer. A true film-to-film process would involve some kind of 35mm to 3x5 camera to shoot the negative onto a much bigger piece of film.

Thanks for reading and viewing.