Wow, OK, so it’s been awhile. You know how life gets in the way. The good thing is I’ve been able to take some pretty cool pictures lately.
My little family and I visited some friends and relatives in NYC at the end of March and I loaded up my Holga and Brownie with B&W film and went to town. Coming from my rural home, it was quite the sensory-overload experience and I must say, this small-town girl had a few panic attacks from the claustrophobia I felt with all those people around, not to mention trying to keep track of 3 children who have little big-city know-how. Yikes!
Our visit was on a weekend with mostly foggy weather and the remnants of a recent snowstorm. I was THRILLED that I had conducted my foul weather experiments in January because the lessons learned came in handy.
I love using the Holga for long-exposure shots. It turns out I guess the shutter time right most of the time. Here are some of my favorite outdoor shot taken in Central Park.
My favorite is the reflection of the fence in the puddle with No Carriages, No Dogs, No Bikes painted on the curb. After I took it I couldn’t wait to develop my film and see if it turned out as I expected and it actually did! That’s happening more and more often, which I love. I used Ilford FP4 + iso 125 and developed it in Ilfosol 3. I haven’t developed the Brownie shots yet but I finally got a 127-sized film reel so they should be finished soon.
Up next, some low-light shots I took in a museum.