Tuesday, April 05, 2016

March Break in the Beaches

The standard rule of thumb when shooting with Kodak Ekar 100 colour film is it loves bright sun. This past March Break I didn't get a lot of that while house sitting in the Beaches at my brother's place. I went out on I think Tuesday, the light looked pretty good so I loaded up my camera with some Kodak Ektar 100, a colour film that leans towards a saturated look. Well, mother nature had other ideas as I walked further east along the boardwalk. I like what I got out out of this series.

What you see here is the winter art installation along the Beaches, design students come up with seasonal shelters to build around the lifeguard chairs and they get dismantled towards the end of March. The rope structure was particularly interesting as I got to play with my new macro lens with the rope shots.

One thing I did notice in some frames the film was not being exposed evenly. My Nikon F2SB was recently overhauled and was worried it was a shutter issue, but it was only with certain shots taken with the 50 f1.4 lens at certain angles. This first came up on at black and white roll so my first thought it would be my developing process. The colour images have been rescued via some work in Lightroom. I have since done a test roll with F2SB and another Nikkor S 50 f1.4 lens and there are no issues. Now the next question, get the lens overhauled or replaced, unfortunately it costs about the same.

But in the meantime, there is a lot here, so enjoy.

Camera Nikon F2SB, Nikkor  Pre Ai 50 f1.4 lens, Ais 28 f2.8 lens, Nikkor 55 f3.5 Macro lens.
Film: Kodak Ektar 100.

Overcast Alleyway

March Boardwalk

Canoe Shelter

Still Having a Ball_

Landlocked Lifeguard Hut

Checking out the Installation_

Frayed Ends


Winter Art Installation_
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