Early August in Asheville, NC I made this shot of a couple of young people playing Pokemon Go on S. Market Street by the Jackson Building. The city building is the reflection in the window.
A little grain in film photos doesn't hurt, but there is such a thing as overkill. Recently I shot a roll of Illford Delta 400 black and white film. The finished product I wasn't excited about. Typically when I shoot film I bump up my ISO to 800 to make the shutter speed faster. It may not be a good idea to do that with this particular Illford film. I found many of the photos I made too grainy. Based on the amount of grain, I am thinking the film may be too grainy even shot at ISO 400. I'm undecided if I'll give it a second change.
The image above was shot in Asheville, NC on Eagle St. I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for viewing.
Once again last week I hit the streets of Asheville, NC with my Canon film camera loaded with Kodak BW400CN film. The first scene I came upon was a group of young people doing dance moves on the sidewalk.
I like the contrast of the Kodak film. The photos are grainy by my choice. When I shoot film I bump up the ISO to 800, giving the images more grain.
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A new gallery has been added to my site here titled 'Performers'. Asheville is my favorite place to make photos. During the spring and summer seasons you can find musicians playing in different spots of the downtown area of the city. The street performers are a major target for my camera. There are homeless performers and those who are not homeless. And there are musicians playing on the streets for exposure. Most of the ones I've met are playing for food, cigarettes, rent, etc. There are a few who play to get other things such as alcohol. Some just play to supplement their income from a full-time job.
The story I get from this image I made is, the gent looking upon the violins is imagining playing various ones. He may be imagining the sounds he could create with a stroke of his bow across the strings. Possibly he's never played a violin and imagines himself doing so in the future. Whatever it is, it's a good story.
I'm in Asheville, NC a lot for business and pleasure. It's one of the most interesting cities I've visited. I count on interesting things to happen that I can capture with my camera. This past Monday an interesting thing happened as I walked through downtown Asheville. I saw a tall man dressed in red and wearing a top hat exit a coffee shop. My immediate thought was, "What is that guy about?". The guy in the photo above. His name is Gavin and he's part of a band called Interstellar Transmission. I engaged him in conversation. I had to. He obliged a few shots and then proceeded to tell me about his band. The bus in the background of the photo is the band's stage. They have a drum kit and keyboards set up at the back of the bus. Gavin plays guitar. At night, in whichever city they may be in, they cruise around a city and play. The concert includes a light show. Here is a link to one of their performances. The band does have a Facebook page for more info on the band.
Last Sunday during the USA Women's soccer club defeat of Japan in the World Cup, I made this shot of this family looking out the window from inside Catawba Brewing Co. It's my favorite photo of the week. The lighted sign makes the photo pop. I did't use any presets like I sometimes do. My equipment was my Nikon D5100 and Nikkor 55-200mm lens. I may have shot in Automatic mode.