Friday, September 23, 2011

New camera coming...

I have been obsessed with film camera's for about a year now, and have a number of 35mm camera's I've been using.  I just won a TLR (twin lens reflex) camera from ebay, I hope it works :).  The new camera has a 120 film size back so I ordered some film from the internet it's really the only place to get film much anymore, I know there are some local shops that carry it but 5 rolls of film for $19.00 is pretty good (I think).  I need to start doing my own film development that is what I need to get next.  I wanted to try a few different types of film, so I went to photoshop and have been playing around with a few filters.  I know they are digital representations of what the qualities of the film that makes it unique, but I settled on the Kodak 400 T-Max film, if the post processing is any indication of the output from the film I'm pretty excited.  When I shoot some film and scan I'll post the film photos so we can have a little comparison :) Here are my digital test shots.
Right out of the camera, nice and smooth
After applying the Kodak 400 T-Max processing
Split view for easier comparison

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is a fantastic performer!  I saw him about a million years ago and was hooked for life.  With the release of his new album Alpocalypse (go buy it, it's awesome) he has a 2 month tour going on right now (link).  I got tickets for my family which include me my wife and our three kids (ages: 7, 6, 4).  The kids have been listening to the music for a few weeks now and pretty much know the lyrics by heart.  The concert was amazing Al hit all the hits from the new album and a bunch of hits from previous albums.  The best part was watching my 4 year old bouncing up and down singing the songs at the top of his lungs, then at the end of the show they wanted to go to the next stop of the tour.  Al if you ever see this, I just want to say thanks for such a great concert and show, and you now have three life long fan's in my kids!

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