I love listening to Jimmy, so much life witnessed, so many treasured memories and insights, so many stories and jokes shared. It was also just wonderful to see Jimy using his old point and shoot as he made some photographs of his dogs and chickens, his photography will feature in the upcoming film, why he does it and why he loves it so much.
There is, of course, the initial selection of shooting mode in camera (In my instance, standard, with everything untouched other than sharpness, which I always turn off.) after that and a jpeg compression for web, nothings touched, no dodge burning, cropping, cloning, colour alteration, sharpening, no rescue, no re-invention of light, everything just as it came out the box and I dig shooting that way. Most DSLR's react to light in a similar fashion to slight film, very easy to blow highlights, so metering the available incident light has been the way I've chosen the last 8 or 9 months and I'm really digging that as opposed to spot metering in cam, though in certain cases I'll still do that.
Top image : Carol taking a phone call about taking a new F.I.V cat. “We view cats with F.I.V. as a priority and we want to increase public awareness and understanding of this condition with a view to increasing the re-homing percentage of these animals.”
Popped into the local camera shop Norfolk Camera Center and had the first roll with the 65mm developed to test exposures, good pals they are scan was £1 and dev £2, which was a lifesaver for me, as after paying all the bills, that was all I had left in the bank.
Low Res scans they may be (54kb Jpeg) it's great to finally see a result from the Mamiya 7ii. Working on sorting a PC that will handle running my own scanner, then I'll begin the process of scanning a sackful of negatives and press on with this years portrait project, as well as new stories, follow up's to previous ones and some new documentary films.
- I'm a carer in my family home
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