Something Different

Ricoh Diacord G, B&W Film

In the past few years I have acquired some old film cameras from relatives. Initially I was just going to try to sell them, but found that most of them were not that valuable. So recently, last 2-3 months, I’ve done some research into taking photos on film. One of the cameras that I had was a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and since it was a format that I was not used to I chose it to try first. The first roll of film was a learning experience, with both film and camera. While I had cleaned both sides of the lens, the pictures that came back were blurry and not very focused. I did some more research and found out that the area between the front and back optics also needed to be cleaned. After cleaning the lens again and reading the cameras manual, I had also made some errors in using the camera. The picture above is from the second roll that I took. Much of the problems I had from the first roll have vanished, and now I just have to work on composition and exposure.

First Post

So what am I doing. Thought it may be nice to create a blog to showcase some of my photos and maybe get some feed back. I’ve been interested in Photography since I was in High School and have had numerous cameras. I’ve recently become interested in taking Landscape Photos, which this site will primarily be, but I may put in some others. I also suspect as I become more adept at this I will change things around a little.

So here is my first photo. It was taken a few years back while I was on vacation in Maine with my family. Took this while we were hiking the Beech Mountain TrailSo here is my first photo. It was taken a feww years back while I was on vacation in Maine with my family. Took this while we were hiking the Beech Mountain Trail.

Nikon D60, f/3.5,ISO-200, 1/20 sec. 18mm