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I take pictures of things. Mostly with film. Mostly with cameras. I am an engineer by trade. What really makes me happy, though, is to find an old camera at a swap meet or antique store and bring it back into working order with a few hours at the workbench. I then like to take them out and shoot some film. This blog is in large part the result of that activity.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

diner, twice

diner, Nikon F3P, 50mm f1.8 series e, Kodak BW400CN 

I took these two photos while inside a diner sitting at the counter on different days using different cameras, different lenses of different focal lengths and different film stocks.   Not surprisingly, they look different.

I also must admit that the second photo is cropped from the original.  I removed things on the right side that distracted from the stainless steel.  I took the second photo first and I'd cropped it before I took the second photo.  It is possible that the crop job made me think about framing the second shot differently, but I don't know.

I like the way the same scene in the same light (both at around 10am) looks very different on the different film.  I expected the focal length difference to be visible, but I suspect the camera makes almost no difference.

diner, Pentax K1000, smc 28mm f2.8, tri-x 400
I've been pondering the idea of other multi-photo, more long term projects.  There's an overpass near my office that I've been using to shoot a particular view of the 101 freeway.  I've shot probably 20 different versions of that in 35mm, and at least 7 frames of (as yet undeveloped) 120mm.  I have been thinking of combining them together in photoshop somehow... I'll post the results if I ever actually get around to doing it.

I also just now discovered the 'caption' function that has been staring me in the face the whole time on blogger.  I'm a little slow.  I used it for these, I think I'll use it in the future as well for that technical info.  

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