Monday, September 10, 2012

First Velvia - La Jolla, California


Graduate school is a great time to have gear repaired.  While my Nikon D3 was in the "shop" for a deep cleaning, I cracked open my father-in-law's old Nikon F4 for my very first shoot on film.  The entire experience was marked by firsts. 

First time loading film into a camera since my tricked out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles point-and-shoot of 1990.


First time hoping each frame was perfect due solely to the cost associated with a missed exposure.


First time a passerby was stumped by the camera I had propped up on a sturdy tripod.  


"What are you shooting," a passerby asked.  Normally I say Nikon and the passerby would ask the model and pepper me with photo related comments.  Yay.  This time however, I responded with, "Nikon F4."  The look of puzzlement on the questioner was priceless.  Then again, a camera manufactured in March 1989 can have that effect.


Stumped.   

Ago vita vos somnium (live the life you dream)

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