Film Friday

It’s Friday so I thought I would make this a Film Friday. I just developed a couple of rolls of black and white film and thought I would share some images from recent trips to The Great Sand Dunes National Park and from the NxNW tour to Moab, Utah.

I’ve been experimenting with my old Minolta X-700 and a 50mm f/1.4. It’s really been years since shooting film, but there is something satisfying about hearing the mechanical click of the shutter and advancing the roll of film with your thumb on a lever. I really love the prism focus and the smooth manor of turning the lens to get it into focus. I can’t chimp any longer and find myself looking at the back of the camera to see what image I’ve captured only to find that I have the box label from a roll of Ilford Delta 400 on the back of my camera.

I really enjoy the film grain and just some of the randomness of captures that aren’t always perfect.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Get out and see the world out your front door!

Be sure to visit some of my friends shown in this post:

Ryan Wright

Michael Criswell

Chris Nitz

Mark Garbowski

Justin Balog

  • ljsaltiel

    Nice shots Rick. I still have my Minolta in a closet somewhere. Maybe I should dig it out.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      There is just something satisfying about using it and makes you appreciate getting the shot right in camera.

  • Nicely done Rick, although you seem to be hanging out with some questionable characters!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Definitely questionable! Thanks, Jim.

  • chrisnitz

    That bald guy needs to stop messing with his phone and join in the conversation at that table!

  • Michael Criswell

    Sweet shots Rick, I enjoyed seeing these, even though I am one of the questionable characters lol, Have a great Memorial Day