Broken Clocks

July was sun drenched and it went by incredibly fast. Now here we are early August and the summer is slipping away. Someone please make it slow down. Looking back at film photos of the month. Taken with Canon AE-1, Kodak 400 or Fuji 200 film. 

Day at the beach

 

 

One of the things I love about living in Connecticut (in the summer at least) is the number of beaches we have. Now, some may argue about the cleanliness of these beaches, but that's not going to keep me away. One of my favorite beaches in Connecticut is Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. It was closed, so Ludwig and I headed to Harvey's Beach in Old Saybrook. It's a small beach with a thin sandbank. It was packed because it was the 4th of July weekend, but a quaint spot nonetheless. There's nothing better than lounging on the beach listening to Toro y Moi and drinking mango wine spritzers. 

All photos were taken with my Canon AE-1 Camera with a 50mm lens. This camera comes with me everywhere I go, I named it Casseus. If you missed it in previous posts, it is a DSLR manufactured by Canon from the late 70s to the mid 80s, and it is an amazing piece of equipment still. I use Kodak Ultra 400 ISO film mostly. I am in love with the quality of photos that it produces. Also, thanks to a great imaging center - Ross Imaging Center in Hamden, CT. I highly recommend them. 

Broken mirrors aren't bad luck to me --they're new beginnings. Plus they make for cool self portraits. 

Broken mirrors aren't bad luck to me --they're new beginnings. Plus they make for cool self portraits. 

Mysterious light leaks. Blame it on airport security. I take the blame for the broken mirrors, sorry love. 

Mysterious light leaks. Blame it on airport security. I take the blame for the broken mirrors, sorry love. 

Grafitti

continued lunch break jaunts

It took me about four rolls of film (expensive) to figure out that "B" meant bulb mode. Bulb mode means that the camera's shutter is open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. So I took dozens of pictures with really long shutter speeds. But I know better now. I also figured out that it works best in low light since slow shutter speed lets in more light. These were shot with my La Sardina Camera. I was trying to catch the moving cars. But I guess that is one of the great parts about Lomography. It is more about experimentation than perfection. (What is Lomography?) 

Now that I know better I won't be wasting anymore film. 

These are some shots of local graffiti under I-91 in New Haven. 

Wooster Sq Lunch Break

A spring afternoon stroll through Wooster Sq park in New Haven. During my lunch break I went downtown New Haven in search of a vegetarian food truck. I couldn't find it, but I did find Wooster Square Park. In my nearly 30 years living in New Haven I had never been there. 

Below are some of the first photos I took with my film camera - Lomography La Sardina. It's orange, analog and cute. It is a 35mm film camera with a wide angle. It's all plastic. I believe I used Kodak 400 ISO film. One of the reasons I picked up a film camera is because I believe shooting film will make me a better photographer. When I shoot with my film camera I know that I only have 24 or 36 exposures. I focus more on composition and lighting and not over shooting. 

I used the Dark Room to develop my photos. The process was easy and I highly recommend their services. I mailed in my film and 1 week and a half later my photos were uploaded and emailed to me. Waiting for the film to develop was like waiting on Santa Claus as a youngster. You never know what you'll get back with a roll of film. 

I look forward to sharing more of my film photography adventures --one roll at a time.