My first film shots - 24 B&W unedited

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So, the past 2 months I have carried my Canon EOS ELAN II with a roll of Kodak 400 B&W film in it. I have attached a variety of lenses, but have stuck primarily with the 50 f/1.4 and occasionally the Sigma 10-20 (yes, it sort of works). This is my first roll of film to shoot...I have only been involved in photography for a year now, so digital was my starting point. Obviously, film is a different story, and I am having a blast!

    Below I have posted all 24 shots taken on the 24-count roll of film. Some I love, some I loathe. Regardless, they're all posted, unedited, so you can see my pain & progress.


    1. 50mm f/1.4. Totally missed the focus.
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    2. 50mm f/1.4. Again, missed the focus. This is simply a tiger in a small living area at an attraction, and I was shooting through foggy glass at f/1.4. I shouldn't have wasted a perfectly good 35mm frame on this.
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    3. Nothing much, but a pretty kick-butt car. 50 f/1.4.
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    4. 50 f/1.4. Inside an Italian restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN. I like the contrast and the angle. But, I could have moved a bit forward to eliminate the seated man in the bottom left.
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    5. 50mm f/1.4. Smoky mountains. Nailed the focus, but the shot is nothing special.
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    6. 50mm f/1.4. Smoky mountains, again. This is one of my favorites from the roll. I like the composition and layers.
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    7. 50mm f/1.4. My lovely wife. I missed the focus again (dad gum shallow DOF) but it doesn't bother me yet.
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    8. 50mm f/1.4. Ehh, nothing special here. I shot this because of the good contrast with the sun hitting the plants, and leaving dark shadows.
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    9. 50mm f/1.4. Gatlinburg, TN. I like the composition, but it seems busy.
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    10. 50mm f/1.4. My wife again :). One of my favorites.
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    11. 50mm f/1.4. Similar to #9, but composed better.
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    12. My aunt Libby bringing up memories with my dad.
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    13. 50mm f/1.4. This one is another of my favorites, due to contrast, composition, and the subjects.
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    14. 50mm f/1.4. More of a snapshot than anything. This is my Uncle Toot with his grandkid.
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    15. 50mm f/1.4. Another snapshot. Fun, none the less.
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    16. 50 f/1.4. This is one of those shots where somebody said "hey, that's pretty, take a good picture of it." I wasn't expecting much out of this.
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    17. 50mm f/1.4. Another of my favorites. I would hang this on my wall.
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    18. 50mm f/1.4. My brother, a candid. Another favorite.
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    19. 50mm f/1.4. This was a fun shot. It took forever to get, and the dog was moving real quick, so it took awhile to set up to nail it without much motion blur. Well worth the effort.
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    20. 50mm f/1.4. The B&W made a good medium for this shot. I wasn't sure how the shot would turn out with that bright light under the O, which didn't throw off the exposure like I thought it would.
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    21. 50mm f/1.4. The farm where my dad grew up as a kid. In my opinion, the composition is ok, but the content is nothing special.
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    22. Sigma 10-20mm. Ahaa, finally, a different lens. I was shocked that the 10-20 worked on my 35mm ELAN II without rubbing components in the body. Crazy how wide this is...I'm the one taking the picture, and that's my lap, legs, and left arm. :) Fun fun fun!
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    23. 50mm f/1.4. A little soft, but I like this effect.
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    24. Sigma 10-20mm. My brother. This shows the crazy perspective of the 10-20 mounted on a 35mm. This is probably my favorite from the roll, because of its uniqueness. You can see the severe vignetting from using this lens on a full frame.
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    Well, I had tons of fun with this first roll...I'll keep shooting B&W film as a hobby for sure!

    Alrighty! Tell me what you like & what you don't!
     
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    Very good!! A couple are a tad underexposed but probably nothing that Photoshop can't fix.

    Generally I liked them allot.

    I especially liked #10, #11, #14, #17, #19, #22, and #23.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I like the Waffle House! Looks like you went for the triple word score!
     
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    Does everybody think they're underexposed? Honestly, i say "unedited" but I did adjust the black level on each to make it look like the print. And, I just got a new laptop that might have too bright of a screen.
     
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    Hi Keith, I'd say you've made a great start!

    One thing, look around for a yellow and an orange filter for daytime shots.And if you want real drama get a red one too. You can google this to see the effects for yourself.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I'm looking into the filters now - looks neat...weird how they work.

    Hey thanks. I greatly hesitated about posting all the pictures, as most people only post the pictures they like.
     
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    You should be able to pick up Yellow and Red filters at the used shop for under $5. At least I see them everywhere I go here. Usually there's a $1 wicker basked by the register with 50 or so used filters in it.
     
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    7-11 my faves. nice shots.
     
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    Some very nice shots in there. I can't remember which ones i liked the best (so many to keep in my head). I liked the one without aunt bringing up memories - classic!.

    I woulnd't say they're underexposed, they look ok in my screen, i can see shadow detail ok.

    I've still got some FP4 in my camera, i think i'll go finish it off now! just the inspiration i need. :)
     
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    My favs keep changing. I would say 6 and 17 are my favorites at the moment.
     
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    where is Joes crab shack located?
     
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    The one in the picture was at either Boardwalk at the Beach or Barefoot Landing.
     

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