Because I am lazy, and because I have only another piece on Boot Camp near ready to go, I thought I'd do another photo series. Just below is a photo of Faye a few months after we were introduced. It is not my favorite shot of her but I can't seem to find that one.
This shot below was taken at Del Mar race track one overcast summer day. I was using high speed B&W film from Agfa so it is a bit grainy. I was also using a 200MM lens that was doubled so that added to the graininess. If you look closely, you will realize that the horse's hooves are all off the ground.
This one was taken of an egret in Balboa Park Zoo. Even though it was developed professionally, the color has faded somewhat. Still, I like the way the light and shadow worked to enhance the soft look of the feathers.
This final one is of the National Cemetery on Pt. Loma in San Diego. It's a bit melancholy but I like its peacefulness. I liked working with B&W much more than I did with color. And, in looking over old pictures, I find the B&W shots all retained the contrasts I wanted while all the color shots faded or lost part of the spectrum. If I can play with them and bring back the color balance, I may post some of the better ones in the future. I wish I could afford a new digital SLR and some lenses, I'd like to get back into photography. I am not great at it but I do satisfy myself and that's the important thing.
As always, clicking on the picture will link you to a full size shot so you can examine all the flaws and errors I made.
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago