I had planned to make a trip to Nashville to continue a film project which involves my Mamiya 645 1000s and some Kodak TRI-X 400, but the weather radar said Nashville was about to be hit with some severe thunderstorms. I also wanted to get a picture of the Korean Veteran’s Bridge illuminated in blue. The Nashville Police Department was honoring the fallen officers in Dallas by turning the LED lights on the bridge to blue. I wanted to make a capture of the bridge and make my own tribute. Well, that was going to have to wait due to the storms.
I still had the urge to shoot, so I headed to downtown Columbia to play around a little. Sometimes I just like to grab one camera and one lens, no tripod or bag. I love the sense of freedom and I also wanted to be quick as it was already late. I did not have any particular subject in mind. This was just a quick walk around town snapping anything that caught my eye. I guess you could call this practice. Photographers need to practice, too, right? All shots were taken with my Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens shot wide open. I shot at ISO 400 for most shots and I might have shot at 800 for a couple. I used subject distance to control depth of field while maintaining a aperture of 1.4 for maximum light.
The first image describes my weekend. After a busy Fourth of July, I used this weekend to make some time for myself. You could say this weekend was “Simply about Photography” . I checked out the business website behind the sign and the photographer has some really nice portraits on display. If you need some portrait work, check them out at Simply Photography.
I hope you have enjoyed the images. I made these captures Friday night and I am finishing this post on Sunday afternoon. I finally made it to Nashville Saturday evening to get my bridge shot. I decided to get there around sunset to try for something a little different than the typical night scene. I really like how the capture turned out. I also grabbed a great second shot of the sunset behind the skyline. I will be posting these next, so stay tuned. I also managed to grab a few film captures. I exposed 8 frames of Kodak Portra 400 on the Natchez Trace Parkway this morning with my Olympus OM1. It’s been a while since I shot my OM1 or any film at all for that matter. This morning’s venture was a nice reminder of how much I enjoy shooting film. Below is a sneak peek from today’s outing on the Trace. I took this portrait shot of my favorite SLR just after photographing a rock formation. I have about 16 more shots to go before my roll of 36 exposures are finished. Thanks for reading!
Tried and True
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