Just updating on my continued analogue joy. I feel like I have entirely rediscovered photography, with going back to film; it feels so good. I also recently picked up an old Canon EOS film camera body for £1.99 on ebay! Utter bargain, and I can use one of my DSLR lenses with it. I’ve put a black and white film in it and am using it slowly, on nothing important, as I am planning on getting back into developing my own black and white films, after taking one to a lab recently that I thought came out terribly, really grey and low in contrast and I know I can do a better job myself. On the other hand it may be me of course, but I think the film name on the negs looks a little pale so it might be the processing. I had to PS up the contrast to stop them being blaaaah.
I’ve shot a few more colour films on my Diana and am loving it. Got some good shots and had a few instances of things not coming out- some star trails there were no sign of, and some multiple flash night time long exposures that didn’t show up at all. Not really sure why. There’s also the odd shot where I failed to take off the lens cap! I’m not used to not looking through the lens!
A couple nights ago I thought I did a successful star trails exposure (yep I really love star trails) and then the next day I think I’d forgotten to wind on so that one may not be OK. Now its going to be super cloudy for a few days so that will have to wait.
I’m pretty pleased with this one. Its handheld for a few seconds hence the blurriness, but it works I think. I like the below too, as it was an unintentional double exposure, forgot to wind on.