I was down to my last frame of Ektar 100 on my Mamiya. If you have kept up with my last couple of posts, you know that I have a light leak issue. The last 9 frames including this capture were taken with the back of camera taped up with electrical tape. I’ll be sending this roll off to the lab tomorrow. I an anxious to see if the issues persist and if my tape job helped out any.
On my lunch break, I passed a gas station and noticed this bright red car at the pumps. I new that this was going to be frame number 15. I turned around hoping it would still be there. Luckily it was and I went into the store to see if I could find the owner. Upon entering the store I knew exactly to whom the car belong. I asked the gentleman if that was his car. He replied yes. I then asked to take a picture of it. Without hesitation, he said go right ahead. I’m sure he thought I was going to pull out my phone. I bet he was wondering what the heck was this guy doing when I went over to my car and popped the trunk. I grabbed my Mamiya and swapped the 80mm for the 55mm. With camera and light meter in hand, I walked over to the car. At that time, the owner came over and stood next to me while I was taking a light reading. He seemed surprise when I told him I was shooting film. He introduced himself as Justin. I gave him one of the business cards that my awesome wife made for me. I will have to post a picture of this card. I have been meaning to make such a card for a long time, but she beat me to it. I believe she did a better job than what I would have done. Anyway I talked about how this was my main hobby. He said he understood why I like to take pictures as he also loves to take pictures. If I remember correctly, he has published pictures in the local paper.
Justin’s 1965 356 Porsche was restored 12 years ago. He said that it was not a show car, but a car to be driven everyday. That’s amazing considering it appeared as if it came right out of the show room. The interior was nice! I wish I could have taken more photos, but I would have held up everyone at the pumps. Justin, if you are reading this, I would love to make more photos of your car and any other restored classics you come across.
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