Roll 46: Light Games

I always have to remind myself that failure is part of growing … and with film comes a lot of failure.   Here’s a full roll of growth and learning for ya from some experiments with the Bolsey Model C.

First up, it appears like I was taking a selfie.   But, no, that’s me fiddling with the camera or not advancing the roll or accidentally hitting the shutter button.   Something like that.

light selfie

I made an effort to get the Christmas lights in the yard on film.   Clearly, I forgot that just because I can do magic with my DSLR, I have not yet mastered the effect on film.

light pbear

It’s either blurry, boring or weird, right??

light swirls

I also thought I would try some indoor shots.   I may have forgotten that photography is about LIGHT.

light turkey

Next up, plenty of light.   Not so much on the focus …

wl mud mtn

The lake by my house usually isn’t very deep but is, not only running a bit shallow this winter, just plain gone DRY.   Yikes.

wl mud far

I liked this last one.   All those errors for one shot.   I was trying to show how the layers of mud had dried and curled up in the sun.   #nailedit

wl mud closeup


10 thoughts on “Roll 46: Light Games

  1. Agreed; i really like that last shot. Film is difficult … The feedback loop is much longer than the digital feedback. I keep a notebook for future reference.

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  2. I echo the sentiment of all those who appreciated seeing your trial and error shots leading to #nailedit. Having just returned from a week in the SF Bay Area, where I was visiting my family and best friend from college, no one talked about the drought, but it is the elephant in the room. So, #nailedit to me is both excellent film photography, but also a commentary about what’s going on in the environment. I’d hashtag that #scary.


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