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FILM FRIDAYS [seventh]

I finally got the first few rolls back from the medium format Pentax 645.  It’s a beast and I love it!  Manual focus is so hard but kind of a fun challenge.  And I think I’m overexposing too much.

I tried to use this last “wait” for the scans to intentionally focus on other things.  I was semi-successful.  I still feel very drawn to film and the workflow potential it offers.

Here are a few shots from the first couple of rolls.  They were Portra 400 developed and scanned by Indie Film Labs.  I’m working on some Ektar 100 and it’s so fun to be chasing sunlight instead of running from it!  I’m including some out of focus images in the interest of full disclosure and for documentation’s sake.  You know, for when I’m nailing focus every time in a few months.  Yeah right.

This Film Fridays series is part of a blog group I participate in with other film photographers, next up is Karyn Johnson, please check out her beautiful work here:  http://www.karynjohnsonphotography.com/2013/07/film-fridays-july-edition-rollei/

JessicaN - Wow I think you did great with the focus for the first roll. I love the second one, so sweet, and the ones of all three. Gorgeous tones too. I can’t wait to see the ektar too.

Jenny Owens - ooh that pentax is pin sharp when it’s in focus but you know what, I really like your oof shots too!

Katiusca - I think the pentax will be my next purchase. The images are great and I really like the OOF ones too; adds to the fun nature of the images.

heidi - Gah! Love these-I refuse to be tempted by all this medium format! 😉 lol

The in focus are tack sharp-uber impressed with your manual focus, and I like the oof! :)

I like your portra 400 colors!!!

Stacy - What a wonderful assortment, Nancy! I remember the digi ones of your daughter in the field and I so adore these film ones! That portrait of your son is so very cool and handsome, and the garage ones are fun – yay for you getting in there, too! Can’t wait to see more of your medium format work. As always, your kids are just darling!

karyn - oh how i love these nancy! i love the out of focus ones too!! great colors!

zoe - nancy, these are gorgeous! and you’re even in one! your smile alone makes me want to meet you in real life. :-)

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