Absence of posts...Abundance of film

I'm cutting back a bit with my posts mostly due to the fact that I haven't been shooting much in the way of Digital lately, so I haven't got immediate results.  I've also made a trip home to see some family and friends, which was well worth the 4 1/2 hours in a car both ways.  I took a few photos while I was home, but not as much as I had expected.

I think there's something to be said for a good trip home.  It's therapeutic, and certainly helpful to spend a weekend not worrying about work, photo shoots, or, in Jess' case, homework.  I also uncovered a few gems while we were home: my Dad's Nikon SLR and Jess' mother's Ricoh SLR.   Both are manual film cameras with no auto-winders and very archaic metering systems.  I plan to use each camera and see which results I like best.

But the "borrowing someone's old film camera" escapade doesn't stop there!  Oh no!  I'm going to enter the world of Medium Format photography...with a Mamiya C33 6X6 120 camera, thanks to my good friend Ashley. If you don't recall, I borrowed Ashley's Rebel 3000N when I first moved to Halifax, so she's been encouraging the film kick for a while now!

These are all beautiful pieces of equipment, and I plan to make good use of them.  The only hazard for me is that I wont' be posting results in any great hurry, so I'll try to fill the gaps with news, other photographer's work and possibly kittens.  In fact, here's a kitten.

Kitten Cocktail by Tess Aquarium  (via flickr)


PS: If you were wondering about the setup for the gear photos, here's a quick look.  The flash bounced off the ceiling and each of the two foamcore boards to create an outlining light.  The reflection is due to the camera sitting on a piece of glass out of a photo frame.