You guys! I just got some more Holga pictures back from the lab, and I'm so excited. Remember my first foray into finally using my Holga
? The whole time I thought I had been using color film, but then I got the photos back, and surprise! They were black and white! It all worked out, because the black and white ones looked really cool, but I made sure to buy some color film to use the next time around.
A couple of exposures on this roll ended up being a bit iffy...I'm not sure if it was the film itself, or just the way I was holding the camera, but there are some shaky shots. One exposure ended up being completely blank, which probably meant I thought I had taken a picture already and wound it to the next exposure. I'm still figuring out a good method for keeping track of whether or not I have already used each exposure...the Holga definitely requires much more conscious action than my digital camera.
Anyway, here are the photos! Keep in mind that I didn't do any editing on any of these - this is just how they turned out. In this day and age of making tweaks and doing a lot of work to get photos to look a certain way, I think it's pretty cool to just take pictures and have them look like this straight off the film.
|Universal City Overlook|
|Now I know what happens when I take a picture directly into the sunlight|
|Sunset in Santa Monica|
|Walking around the Hollywood Reservoir|
|The path around the Hollywood Reservoir - see the sign?|
|Hollywood Reservoir, through the chain link fence|
|My favorite one from this roll! Taken south of Santa Monica, of the pier and the SM Mountains in the background. I love the vintage coloring and how crisp it is. |
|Obvious shakiness going on in this one - taken from Manhattan Beach Pier|
|I like how I caught the seagull in mid-...squawk? Screech? Caw? What sound do seagulls make?|
I'm in love with you, Holga. Thank you for coming into my life.