Cold, snow…..cold….cold, more snow, ice, sleet….c’mon, it’s the first day of March! Well, it is ya know. Last month, the #WE35 task was to shoot 36 frames, as if it were film and at 35mm FOV, of course. So, I decided that I would be all in, I have an old Nikon N8008s and picked up a roll of Kodak TRX 400 in B&W. Yeah, I was gonna shoot 36 frames, send it off for processing and scanning and make my contact sheet for the project! Well, as time started ticking, I realized a few days ago that I was not going to complete this with the film camera, so I used my DSLR. I set the ISO to 400 and taped the barrel of my Tamron 19-35mm at the 35mm mark (to prevent the ability to zoom) and started shooting. Saturday, the 28th….the last day of the project and I needed about 27 frames. It’s very painful knowing that you cannot delete an image for a “do-over”, remember this is like using film. So, I have several shots that are, indeed, out of focus, bad lighting, motion blur, etc, etc. It was a good exercise, challenging and fun. I still have the film loaded and will most likely finish it when the weather allows me to be outside comfortably. I’ve also got the Mamiya ready to roll as well. Film in the fridge, camera bags loaded, tripod ready…..we all know the routine. I am enjoying this #WE35 project so far, but with 35mm, one has to be fairly close to the subject to make s decent image, I have not been very good at that lately, but hopefully that will also change with the weather. I did manage to take some photos with the FED 3b and the Yashica Electro. The images from the FED turned out pretty good, but the Yashica is very dim, or flat….I’ll be taking the FED out some more, but I wish I had a 35mm lens for that one so I could use it for the #WE35 project. I might try and find a decent, cheap 55mm for the Mamiya as for this project as well (55mm on a medium format is approximately 35mm FOV on a …35mm of course).
At any rate, please check out another project of mine at http://www.garagesalepictures.com
Here is my contact sheet for the #WE35 February Expedition. and some images from recent contributions to the project.