A few days ago I got a roll of negatives developed, and I was so exited to get them scanned, and to see a little glimpse of summer. These are from the boy’s camera, a wonderful old Nikon with manual shutter time! I got him some Ilford black & white film (the very best if you ask me) for his birthday so we could try it out and it’s turned out great. This is me hanging out in the sunshine at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris last summer. Apart from the partially morbid scenery, it’s so beautiful!
The negative scanner is one of my favourite toys. I have a whole folder of nicely organized negatives, and I think there is something so beautiful about getting to know photography by looking at the negatives. There is so much information hidden there that never makes it into the final image and it has really helped me learn more about taking good pictures. In this negative you can see that it’s a little under exposed.
Yet I absolutely love the final result and how the background is completely black, as it frames the light on the object. Sometimes the mistakes are actually for the better. I would like to learn how to see the rest of my life in that light as well! Learning by doing and appreciating the little mistakes more.
Just bought three new rolls of film, so there will be plenty of opportunity for mistakes! Have a good Sunday, and enjoy the last few hours of your weekend.