I recently was invited to attend an event at the Rogers Centre which included watching the Toronto Blue Jays (as you may have seen in my Snappy Friday teaser). It was a great day to be out and enjoy a ball game too, although the skies were much more impressive the day before. In the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with Penny, so I borrowed my son’s camera (a Pentax ME Super) to see what sort of photos I would get on this day. Let’s just say, paired with my fisheye lens and a cheap 80-200 telephoto, I was left pretty impressed. Enjoy the pics I have posted, within.
I have to seriously use the film that I get within its sell by date. Having said that, this is the 2nd to last roll of film I have had sitting around for over a year. That film in question is Fujifilm’s Pro 400h color negative film. This didn’t have that colour shift that I got from my previous old roll of film (Kodak Chrome 100) which the post can be read here. But then again, that roll was, I would guess, about 10 years old.
Over the past couple of weeks, I was camping and was also waiting for my first roll of slide film (Fujifilm Velvia 50) to come back from the folks at DC. Due to my ignorance, I didn’t know that it would take two weeks for the film to get processed. “Oh well,” I said to myself, “What to do in the meantime?”
What an odd roll of film to discover in my son’s bedroom – Kodak Gold 200?! I found this odd because:
- It is ASA 200. I’m used to seeing and using either 100 or 400 consumer films. I guess 100 speed doesn’t exist for consumers anymore…
- It is a Kodak consumer film that I don’t normally use (as you may know that I normally used Fujifilm in the past),
- I don’t recall buying this film for my son.
- It was in a 3-pack.
I was sifting through some boxes in an effort to remove some junk in my room and discovered an unused roll of expired Fuji Superia X-TRA 400.
Even before I picked up the Fuji Acros film (mentioned in my last post), I had walked into the Henry‘s Camera Shop down the street from DC and found a roll of Ilford SFX 200 film. I was intrigued by the box – It was black, with the letters SFX in purple…why is this film different? So I bought the roll and later that day asked Jon about it…
It’s been a while since I posted a random photo. Just been behind on a few things. In any case, here is an oldy. It snowed a bit today, and reminded me of some older snow scenes that I’ve taken. And looking through my older shots, I saw this one.
Shot with my old Pentax K10D and Pentax’s DA 10-17mm Fisheye.
Shooting snowy scenes always gives me this calming effect, the quietness, the serenity of everything after a fresh snow fall gives you this peace from with in. At least with me. I hope you enjoyed.