A long-abridged absence!
Detail on photo:
Taken last year using a Nikon F80 with my then new 1.8f 50mm lens on Ilford Delta 100 film. Scanned today on a Canon 9000f Mark II using Linux with slight edits using the GIMP 2.10.4 – slight sharpening only.
Yes, I’ve made the adventure back to using free, open source software for this. The transition is not without hiccups but I prefer using it (from an ideological position) and the challenge, while it went with relative ease, is it’s own sort of reward.
This was taken on a beautiful afternoon walk after the sun had come out after a rainfall. Hence the steam rising from the shed’s roof.
This was taken many years ago. I don’t do portraits often; not confident in myself this way in photograph, and visually I’m usually taken by other things that are interests of mine. This one, I came across looking upon my archive of photographs that is now a lot of my life and, personally, for my own emotional reasons, needed to finish this.
I know it’s soft in focus but that adds a touch of beauty and tenderness for me. #Love
I know I’ve been absent from my blog for months now. Will likely continue to be as now I’m shooting purely black and white film these days. I’m just loving the process and the results I am finding using only film now. I never thought I’d say that.
One day, I’ll look into getting a scanner and get my photographs ‘online’ again. That doesn’t mean there will be no activity from me on here as I still have an archive of over 25,000 digital shots to work with and attempt to work on.
This one is from my trip to NYC in November 2015. I personally like the retro/vintage feeling I found in my editing of it. I think this image is set in Hell’s Kitchen if I remember correctly. This reminds me of scenes in movies from circa 1980s here. That’s what I like about it and enjoy.
I imagine this is a philosophical question, do you prefer old or new, or are they things that can, or can not be, entirely compared, in the same view?