First of all, lets not get technical here. By the way, the best and biggest surprise and the story behind it is at the very end.
We went down to Chicago last week end. By the time we got into Chicago, my girl friend said too bad she forgot her camera. Well, she spoke to the right person. However, being a guy not thinking ahead or for someone else. All I could do was to take out the Lucky SHD in the spare Konica Autoreflex T and the Hexanon 58 1.4, load it with some Fuji Xtra 400 24EXP (set to 200 because of unknown age) and hand it over to her, leaving me with the FE and the Flex. Camera is shutter priority, so I simply down scale the shutter speed as its getting darker through out the day. She asked for a quick run down of the camera at the millennium park parking lot. I gave her the simple reply with “Unlock, focus, click, thats all you have to do”.
Now I want you to be aware of she does know how to use manual focus at all, and obviously I wasn’t smart enough to remember to explain the micro-prism to her either. After looking at the photos, just imagine I brought her an AF camera, or she knows the little trick of hyper focal. I was actually wondering if she will get better stuff than I did. Getting right in peoples facing doing quick draw, it was sure fun and proud to see.
By the way, this is not street photography alright, as she’d call it, “People Watching”
Here we go.
Can we not be that obvious and tell everyone that we’re from outta town.
I saw them, i wasn’t brave enough to take the shot, she did. Thats what counts.
Cloud Gate, or the bean as you’d call it.
Best is obviously the view from the back.
The color in her C41 roll is better than any C41 135 rolls I shot lately.
Once again, one brave girl, you know if I shot this guy might come after me running.
Another fine example of good catch.
Right by the river.
I think I should give her my cameras and retire! I didn’t even see this one.
The Hexanon is beu-e-ful.
Standard shot when you visit Chicago.
Street corner on Wabash. Yes by Central Camera Company, however I didn’t have time to stop in, not like I can afford anything anyways.
The most interesting shot of them all. If you read what I said earlier, I gave her a roll of 24EXP. By the time we almost got back to the car 2-3 hours later. She asked me “when is this roll gonna end, its at 34(or something)”. I said “34? its a roll of 24EXP! should have stopped at 25 or 26″. At this time I was worried If I’ve done the same thing when I went up to leeland with the Autorelfex TC.Which the leader fell off the take up spool, long story short I thought I didn’t load it right alright. After that conversation, she continue shooting with it. I asked, why you even bother, its either not loaded right or you stripped the sprocket holes.
Now really, I should have kept my mouth shut, but good thing was, she wasn’t listening to me. Got back to the car, started to rewind the film, oh it was there, loaded right. Took it to walgreen the next day. When it came back, once again I was wrong. Funny enough the sprocket holes at the edge didn’t strip, but it was kinked and sorta crumbled up at that spot. That would allow the camera to keep winding.
The photo above was a roughly, 11 multiexposure of Chicago. Look at it close, and now back up away from the computer, you will see more and more stuff.
Now you’all tell her how awesome she did.
Now, where are my stuff? Well first I am waiting for my XTOL, secondly I will have to see if they are even any good.