Breaking Back Into Film

Well, I have been admiring some of Aaron's photos he has been shooting with his older film cameras, and I finally broke out an old roll of B/W film I found stashed away in the cupboard. It has been there for at least 5 years, surely expired quite awhile. I dug out my old Mamiya 528AL, SLR film camera. I bought it back in 1977, and still have the bill, $157.00. I went out this morning to give it a try. I had fun, but I must say, I am most likely going to pack it away until I can display it on the shelf. I forgot how much trouble it was with the focusing. This model has a split image for focusing, and the limitations compared to digital, so easy to forget the convenience of today's digitals. Wow, I am spoiled for sure. Anyway, the shots didn't turn out too bad. I noticed there was a little streaking on the prints, and they had a greenish haze to them, probably from age. So I put a few together into a collage so Aaron could see I broke back into film, for a day that is. Now it's out of my system LOL So @grizzlyghost, here is my return to film.
Great collage
posted May 6th, 2012  
Great collage
posted May 6th, 2012  
cool stuff...
posted May 6th, 2012  
Nice collage
posted May 6th, 2012  
neat collage
posted May 6th, 2012  
what a great way to spend the day, rick! very nice results!
posted May 6th, 2012  
wow - what a great experiment and very cool results
posted May 6th, 2012  
very nice!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Good grief! We are spoiled!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Very cool! What a fun collage.
posted May 7th, 2012  
i love this - very creative collage!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Great collage...and sometimes it's nice to go back to the "old ways" to remind us of how easy we have it. I hated waiting for the pictures to be developed.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Nice work Rick :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
I like this collage Rick. I too have a beaut film camera, but I think it will stay in the bag :D
posted May 7th, 2012  
I think they turned out great Rick. It's been so long since I've used film. You are inspiring me.
posted May 7th, 2012  
Wow! Cool collage of your film shots!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Lovely captures, Rick. I haven't used my film camera for years on years - I even threw away some dozen film reels I had. Love the greenish effect in these pictures - it gives them a unique effect.
posted May 7th, 2012  
I agree with Mrs Smith, we are so spoilt with the digital! They came out great!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Nice shots! I really like the depth in the top right one :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
It looks like you had a wonderful walk and got some great shots. I've been tempted to pick up my old film camera, but the expense of developing doesn't make it tempting. My son is planning on taking a photography class next year and he plans on playing with film over the summer. $157? Amazing.
posted May 7th, 2012  
great shots and great result
posted May 7th, 2012  
They're a beautiful collection of shots!
posted May 7th, 2012  
Great collage!
posted May 7th, 2012  
That's really awesome Rick! Well done!
posted May 8th, 2012  
Superb collage a wonderful collection of stunning shots ♥
posted May 8th, 2012  
Great collage and such a good reminder of yesteryear.
posted May 8th, 2012  
Rick, you are a real trooper. I admire you for giving it a go. Just like your digital photos these are all well composed, beautiful landscapes.
posted May 8th, 2012  
I have enjoyed dabbling with film again, but I must say, as much as I love my Yashica, I love the versatility of digital. I can shoot black & white, flip a button and shoot in color all in the span of 60 seconds! And like some others have mentioned the cost of printing digital is much less expensive especially since with film you not only have to develop it, but also figure out how you will transfer it to the computer! Nice collage!
posted May 11th, 2012  
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