AT last I have the 2 rolls developed back from my Rolleiflex SL66 so today I’m going to post the best ones from the first roll I shot. Although there are 12 frames to a roll, I only got 11 back on the first roll so presume 1 was snafu’d 🙂 . Also a couple are rubbish and I have some duplicates as I wasn’t sure I’d got the settings right 😳 so will just choose the best of those.
Firstly a shot out of my bedroom window, not very inspiring as it was rubbish weather but at least things are in focus and exposed right!
and then my lilies
couldn’t choose which one so have both 🙂
and tried outside on Mum’s Plant
All these were taken with an old roll of fuji colour film I had lying about. There was a fair amount of trial and faffing on as I’m so not used to shooting on an overhead viewfinder thingy, I found it hard to get the horizon levelled up and just get everything in the right position! Every shot seemed to take forever! But I think it’s worth it, and the second roll was easier, so I got 10 half decent shots from it, which I’ll post next Friday Film shot.
On Tuesday afternoon when the weather was hotting up I took the rollei and a new film down to the beach, and found everything beginning to gel in my brain, so fingers crossed for 12 this time, but not holding my breath on that! Is it all worth it when I can do so much more so quickly with my FujiX-T1? Well I thoroughly enjoyed taking 2 hours to shoot 12 shots down at the beach, I took my time, sat on the sand and contemplated the sea, and thought a lot more about what I was shooting, how to frame it , what settings, waited for the right moment in some cases and really zoned in for that couple of hours. It’s not as easy as digital for sure, but then I’ve been shooting digital since 1 megapixel camera’s came out 🙂 Most of all I love the results, there IS something magical about film, and I think I might just be addicted to the rollei 🙂
also want to give a shout out to Mary, she is my inspiration and shoots medium format film on a series of Hassleblads, amongst others, and has a lovely blog with her photo’s on HERE really beautiful film work.