The first roll from the Pentax K1000 came back to me yesterday and there are some shots I really like. Several photos are darker than I expected and I don’t know if the cause is I underexposed, the type of film, the scanning process, or a combination of all. Having lots of fun though shooting my cameras and I will be posting more from this last bunch of rolls I had processed and scanned.
All photos from the Pentax K1000 using Kodak Ultramax 400 film.
My Minolta XG-1 is the first of my growing obsession/collection to die. I only shot 1 roll of film with this one. At first I thought the batteries had died so I put in a new set but no go, the meter did not light up as soon as I pressed the shutter. Looked online for probable causes and possible solutions the consensus being not worth it to fix unless I have a sentimental attachment to it. Too bad it’s a nice looking camera especially with a 28mm Rokkor lens on it and I had wanted to shoot a roll of color next but no can do.
A rare occurrence happened which compels me to record it. My family took our Boston Terrier for a walk on the beach at Diamond Head. The kids came through the sheer force of my wife’s will, I very much enjoyed it and would love to have it happen more but … The kids had a good time the sunset was spectacular and the wife and I got some great pictures
Next shooter is my Olympus Pen EEs, I’m attempting to document my gear as I got them chronologically. This is a half frame camera so out of a 24 exposure roll I ended up with 48+ shots. Interesting camera because the cells around the lens determine the exposure level for the photo. I have a roll developed and scanned from this camera, next time I process film I will have to specify to the lab I’d like two shots per picture and if they could scan my negatives at a higher resolution. All pictures except those of the camera taken by the PEN EEs
The last week has been warmer than usual for January. The wind has been coming from the south which has led to heavy vog over the island but beautiful conditions on the water. I love paddling when the winds are kona because the water is so clear and flat. The vog from Kilauea also enhances the sunsets. Here are photos from the past few days of paddling.
Picked up a point and shoot today for free at my local shop’s bi-monthly camera and vinyl records swap meet. I also bought a couple of rolls of expired film, the process before date looks like Feb or March 1997. The camera takes double AA batteries and it took the film I loaded. Plan for tomorrow is shooting the marathon runners as they return from Hawaii Kai.