Finally after four seasons with my canoe club I got to participate in my first distance race. It was a looong 13 miles, give or take, but a great experience and I want to do it again next year.
Came across this post I had left in Draft purgatory and noticed that I had already published a Film on Friday 4.
Latest roll of film processed and scanned on Tuesday and my first from an SLR, the Olympus OM2. Overall I’m pleased with the pictures I took there were a few misfires and I made a huge mistake by rewinding my film the wrong way and then opening the film compartment. I lost the last few pictures I took at my children’s carnival. Oh well lesson learned. Lastly I’m very happy with the higher resolution scans I requested this time. Here’s a sampling of my photos, shot with Kodak Ultramax 400, with no alterations some are dark due to photographer error hopefully my skills will continue to develop and I’ll take less under exposed pictures.
Funny but in my first visit to Venice in 1996 my new bride and I did not make it over to Murano. For our vacation in 2017 we finally made up for it and went over twice to walk its canals and of course watch the glassblowers. My son took a glassblowing class his senior year in high school so he arranged the excursions to Murano, these are his pictures.
This past weekend was the club’s first long distance practice. It was awesome to see a half dozen boats in the water filled with the men and women of the club. The coach this season wants to bring the club together again and I am all for it, for too long it has been two separate programs. Looking forward to the coming weeks.
From June 6th to the 22nd my family and I traveled to London, Venice, Florence, Peschiera del Garda, Rome and back to London. I brought along my Nikon N6006 with a 20-35mm/2.8 lens. The kit served me well but very heavy. Pictures with brief descriptions will be posted as my film gets developed.