12 April, 2009
18 February, 2009
A Redscale Film Two-fer
16 February, 2009
Sutro Baths Long Exposure (Yashica)
03 February, 2009
Cupid's Bow at Dusk
17 January, 2009
Gear Geek: Sigma 10-20 Lens
My latest equipment acquisition is the Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom lens. I got it specifically for scenic, landscape-y photos such as this shot of the Bay Bridge, taken from the ferry on my morning commute.
So far I'm really loving this lens. It's obviously not an all-around lens like a 28-135, but it beautifully handles most of the shots I like to take. At f-4.0-5.6 it is quite a light hog, and it is quite heavy, so nighttime cityscapes are going to require a tripod (and, uh, NOT being on the bouncy ferry) if I'm going for a sharp, clear image.
But overall, this is a good, solid lens that has given me a great reason to start using my DSLR again for actually taking photos, instead of as an external meter for my Yashica Mat. I can't wait to take it over to the Sutro Baths for more nighttime long exposure shots!
19 December, 2008
Bay Bridge in Late Autumn Daylight
This was one of the last chances I had to shoot 100 speed film before switching to my "winter stock" of faster film (generally ISO400), since the higher speed film requires less intense bright daylight.
But, oh my...I have a particular passion for Fuji slide film. This was shot with Provia 100 (about a couple of weeks ago) and it's pretty much straight out of the camera/scanner. The saturation of the film so beautifully captured the light amber quality of the afternoon sunlight.
16 December, 2008
23 September, 2008
Are We There Yet?
05 May, 2007
Pink Camelia, Japanese Tea Garden
21 April, 2007
15 April, 2007
Lilies @ the Conservatory of Flowers
06 April, 2007
22 March, 2007
24 February, 2007
19 January, 2007
A Nice Surprise
I was going through some of my gear and ran across a roll of exposed 120 film in a bag. I had no idea when I shot it or what was on it when I dropped it off for processing a couple of days ago. All I knew was that I had shot it in one of my Holgas.
It turns out that this was a roll I shot when I first started commuting to San Francisco on the ferry, which means I shot this sometime in September or October of *2005*. Most of the stuff on the roll is boring, but I was very pleasantly surprised with this shot.