Film Photography


Hooray for getting photos back from the lab! I take the 35mm films to the local supermarket – only 99p for development and 99p for putting on CD. I can’t complain about the price or the service but wish they’d scan the negs in a different room from where they empty the hoover bags – so speckled with dust!

Pentax K1000, 35mm Kodacolor film

I’m still loving the Pentax, it’s really taking me back to basics, thinking carefully about apertures, exposures and shutter speeds. Plus there’s other things to think about, like what film to use – this roll was a freebie (Kodaclor VR 400 Plus) and it really doesn’t feel as nice as the posher¬† Kodak Ektar. There’s still lots of others to try, even in these digital times. Exciting!

Pentax K1000, 35mm Kodacolor film

I love how springlike it’s been over the last day or two – it really lifts the spirits! The older I get the more excited I get about the prospect of spring and summer – I’ll be locked up as a total loon by the time I’m 70, at this rate.

I always think camellias look so out of place at this time of year – so rose-like and summery when everything is so chilly and unbrazen…

Pentax K1000, 35mm Kodacolor film

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    3 March 2010 at 08:02

    maybe camellias are like the clowns at the front of a parade. getting the crowd all buzzed and ready for the acts that follow. or like cheerleaders, waving their flowers like pom poms to encourage the rest of the flowers to bloom

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    3 March 2010 at 08:03

    and i see what you mean about the speckles, but i like it and 99p is a pretty good price!

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    3 March 2010 at 15:16

    just came across your blog. Loving your french mistress portrait and all your pretty photos! I just got my first real camera, and I wish I could use it as good as you!

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    4 March 2010 at 12:16

    You get what you pay for with grocery store photo processing! Ah, well. The shots are great either way.
    I love the K1000 for it’s back-to-basics qualities. Plus, you feel like you’re carrying a “real” camera with all it’s weight!

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    Life with Kaishon
    9 March 2010 at 18:56

    I love coming here. It is a breath of fresh air!

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