A few nights ago I met up with a good friend and fellow photographer to do a bit of urban exploration in our small downtown environment. We are limited to just a few blocks of buildings and alleys. I considered the night to be a successful outing. I think we will only get better with time as we learn to recognize opportunities. This was more of a test run than anything else. In the past couple of weeks I have ventured out with my wife a time of two to shoot predetermined areas. This was the first time to meet up with a fellow photographer to just wander around and see what we could find. I came away with some decent shots and some that are less than impressive. But, all in all, it was a good learning experience. I look forward to more outings, more exploration, and hopefully more “post worthy” photos.
This image was captured on the same night as my Main at Dusk photo. It is another long exposure photo. This time the subject is an alley downtown. I like the strong contrast of this image and the texture created by the brick walls.
I shot the photos below with my phone during our vacation last June. The location was Sandbridge Beach, VA. The forecast for the day was to start off cloudy and become sunny by afternoon. The sun never arrived. A dense fog developed over the water and presented a unique lighting and atmospheric condition.
One of my hobbies includes photography. I own a vintage Sears 35mm SLR film camera. The camera was manufactured for Sears by Ricoh. I occasionally use it for black & white film photography. Below are some photographs that I shot with the camera.
Using this camera is a real pleasure. The fact that you have to manually focus the camera makes you feel a bit more connected with the subject. Also, shooting film you have a limited number of photographs. This tends to make you much more selective about the subjects you decide to dedicate an exposure to. This is a stark contrast to shooting with my Canon DSLR with auto-focus, image stabilization, & a nearly infinite number of exposures you can use on a shoot.