5 Favourites from My Second Film Roll in 2017

My Canon AE-1

Well, what can I say, I am on a film roll.

Get it….film roll…on a roll…

Oh, forget it if you don’t get it. I am not one for telling jokes. 😂

Anyways, I took more pictures on my second Kodak ColorPlus 200 film soon after I finished the first one. Click here if you missed my post on the first roll of film.

It literally took me most of February to finish shooting with it. My kids and the weather played a big part in it, unlike the first film which took me two months.

I won’t bore you loads of words this time, as I am not feeling very well this week. I just wanted to keep the weekly post consistency in this blog going.

Photographs were taken between 01/02/2017 and 21/02/2017 with a Canon AE-1 using Kodak ColorPlus 200 film. The film was processed on 22/02/2017. Digitally scanned using the Epson Perfection V750 Pro on 01/03/2017. Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Without much further ado…

Which is your favourite from this selection?

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5 Favourites from My First Film Roll in 2017

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First film roll of 2017

In this day and age of digital photography, you kind of get lost in the vast amount of photographs and videos we take on our mobile phones and digital cameras. I even saw an app by Iconocode called Thirty Six, that allows you to use iPhone limiting your picture taking decision to only 36 frames. Apparently, just like film, you never get to see what you have shot until you used up your 36 frames. I haven’t used the app yet to be honest. All I can say is that nothing beats holding an actual film camera, in my case a Canon AE-1, load it up with film and ‘playing’ around with it. Pressing that shutter button and pulling back the film winding lever to set up your film for the next shot just makes it more fun as you get to learn about film photography in ways you would never imagine. The greatest lesson of all, PATIENCE!

So, this year, I have made a conscious decision to shoot more film (insert another self-doubt moment here, followed by, how long can I keep it up for 😱 😬 ).

Anyway, I bought two rolls of the Kodak Colourplus for £2.50 each last year, but I got to finish one of the rolls last month. Last time I shot film, it was black and white and I am yet to see the results of that as I have to process it myself, which can be time-consuming when you haven’t got time to spare. Seeing as this was my first test roll in colour, this year at least, I thought I share some of my favourites as I am quite pleased with the results.

Photographs were taken between 30/11/2016 and 01/02/2017 with a Canon AE-1 using Kodak ColorPlus 200 film. The film was processed on 15/02/2017. Digitally scanned using the Epson Perfection V750 Pro on 22/02/2017. Editing in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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I will be sharing photographs from the second roll next week.

Which of the five is your favourite?

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Snapping London: Feeding Ducks

Feeding Ducks
Canon 7D with Canon 50mm f/1.8 II EF lens.
Exposure: 1/750 at f/1.8 (ISO 200) Focal length: 50mm
Post production: Lightroom 4

Feeding Ducks

A woman seats in the local park near where I live enjoying the fresh spring air.

Image is part of #SnappingLondon series

Chinese New Year 2013

Event: Chinese New Year
Venue: West End and Chinatown – London
Date: 10th February 2013

The Year of the Snake was celebrated in style in London as the Chinese community celebrated their new year.

There was a parade in the streets of London around the Chinatown and a hive of activity in Chinatown itself as visitors flocked the area to get into the spirit of the Chinese New Year celebrations despite the cold and wet weather.

Chinese New Year 2013
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/350 at f/2.8 (ISO 400) Focal length: 50mm

 

Chinese New Year 2013
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/125 at f/2.8 (ISO 250) Focal length: 21mm

 

Chinese New Year 2013
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/180 at f/4 (ISO 400) Focal length: 28mm

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