Monday, March 29, 2010

Little Yosemite

I know a lot of people think beagles are annoying, but I love them. So I'm a little annoyed I couldn't get a focus on him and instead focused on stuff around him.
For this hike, I tried to play around with some concepts I was taught in my film photo class last semester - namely the concept of exposure time. So for some photos I used the shutter speed and aperture the camera suggested. For other shots I tweaked the shutter speed a little bit. I purposely went to a place with waterfalls to try this. However, it being a place with waterfalls, one of the things I should have thought to bring, but I did not want to hike in, was my tripod. Thus some of the shots are blurry.

One of the things that really pops out at me is how much dirt was either on my lens or on the negative when it got scanned. If I'm going to start scanning negatives, I need to get more familiar with my digital editing software, despite my object to digital editing or spotting corrections on prints.

This is probably my favorite shot. I am not a big fan of taking pictures of people, but Kathryn and I get along rather well and she is always a willing victim when in town. The texture on this shot is really impressive to me. This is what inspires me to shoot in film more. I don't get that type of texture on digital images.

One of the many investments I need to make is a zoom lens for catching birds flying near me.

I'm not totally sure what I was filming here.

Jill - a little out of focus.

Jill - better in focus but no way to see her beautiful face.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Westwood Hills in Napa

On Saturday March 13 Jill and I went to Westwood Hills in Napa. I took along my digital and [dad's] film camera. Here are the shots from the film.

Either the previous shot or the next shot are my favorites.

Rush Ranch

I went to Rush Ranch a few weeks ago and shot in both film and digital. These are the two best of the 5 film shots.

Near Crescent City, but not, and a little bit on the coast

On the 27th of December 2009, Amy and I drove home from her family's house. These are some pictures I took along the way. I have not photoshopped these pictures so they may look different than what you would expect.

One of the things I was taught in photo class was to bracket my shots. I think that's what these next few shots are. They have different appetures or shutter speed.