For the second roll of film this year, the challenge was “Full Manual.” This is pretty easy since I am shooting on a 60 year old camera, so I just went for a drive up The Gorge with Cody.
I love how this project gives me a chance to be super critical of all my photos. I hope I learn something from taking the time to critique each one.
First photo of the day wasn’t really that exciting.
No clear separation between layers of hills, light not that great, no real subject.
I just thought the way the clouds were obscuring the peak was interesting.
That doesn’t really translate though.
I pulled over just so I could take a photo of this van.
I love the one yellow hubcap. The weird shape.
Moderately happy with the framing, the van is an obvious subject
It is in an interesting location.
I really like the light on the building on the bottom right
And the shadows hide some interesting cranes
Good layers and clouds.
Not a terrible photo, though it is missing something.
A Godzilla perhaps.
Best photo on the roll.
Codymon is looking crisp.
Good depth of field.
I like the framing, I am pretty happy with this all around.
What’s he lookin’ at?
The bright white spot is the sun.
It was making some interesting rays
But I obviously didn’t capture that.
Minimalist photo, and unexciting photo.
I like how the blue looks though.
Shot this whole roll metered at ISO 320, so that is a good note to self.
I messed this photo up.
I was rushing to get the lady in red in the shot.
But I accidentally shot at 1/30th instead of 1/60th.
This led to a bit of blur that I didn’t intend.
Though the blur isn’t as bad as the fact that I clipped the ice cream cone.
The ice cream cone is the best part.
Photo had potential, it could have been better with more patience and attention to detail.
This whole photo is askew.
As if the world is bending to the will of the tree on the hill
And not the other way around.
Another foggy/no good light/no subject/not interesting photo.
Note to self: stop shooting fog unless lit in an interesting way.
I wasn’t smooth with my shutter release and I bumped the camera.
This photo was ruined due to my error.
This weird Sears could be a lot better if I had a steady hand.
I am using a tripod, but I gotta be careful wit the slower shutter speeds.
I should have taken a step back.
The R being at very edge bothers me a lot.
I think I learned two important lessons this roll.
1. Fog/low clouds are hard to capture well
2. Don’t clip the subject of your photo/take more time composing the shot.
f22 1 Second
I really loved this scene, so I spent a lot of time on it.
I was careful to frame the sign and the door
I was careful to make sure the buckets of compost weren’t clipped.
This is a really weird restaurant entrance.
Not exciting or interesting
If I take photos of people I have to get closer.
I also should maybe not use a tripod in the middle of the street.
If I worked on my timing the guy outside could be slightly more to the right.
That would make the photo a bit better.
But it really isn’t that interesting or great.
Last photo turned out pretty okay.
I should have shot at f22 1/4 to smooth out ripples.
The color is pretty good, as are the branches of the trees to the right.
It is pleasing but not super exciting.
Overall I had a great day shooting photos, and I feel like I learned a little bit from the experience. I really enjoy shooting film, and look forward to doing it all week. I can’t wait for the next roll!
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