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Around the House

I just received my first scans of color film back from the FINDLab. It is only a partial roll because I changed out the roll after the 12th exposure. At the time, I changed my mind and opted to shoot Portra 400 after I had loaded Fuji Superior 400. I didn’t want it to be a complete waist, so I ran around the house taken a few photos before I made the change. This post shows 7 of the 12 shots. 2 of the 12 were duplicates. This roll has been setting around the house since last year. My technique has changed a lot since then and considering the rush at the time to get some images before I removed the roll, the shots were not that bad.

This first image is a shot of the Pinewood Derby car my oldest son and I made for Boy Scouts years ago. It may not look like much, but it was very fast. We decided to go for functionality over looks. My son actually won a few races handily. The race that we lost to keep us from continuing in the tournament was too close to call in my opinion, but they gave it to his opponent. Nevertheless, I was proud of our accomplishment. Maybe if I added a few more ounces of weight, there might had been a different outcome.



Need for Speed


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab



The next series of images were taken in the kitchen. The plants in the window were beans or cucumbers. My wife can’t remember exactly which plant it was. Those of you in the Southeast USA will recognize the Sundrop bottle. This is my favorite soft drink of all time and it tastes so much better in a cold glass bottle. You can ask any Sundrop connoisseur and they will tell you that their container of choice is the glass bottle. Also pictured is my favorite fruit, oranges. I love the vintage spice containers on the window sill as well.



Green Thumbs


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab





Drink of the South


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab





Vitamin C


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab





Spice of Life


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab



The final shots are from the living room area. Harry Potter fans will recognize the Sorting Hat on the rocking chair. I can remember how big of a Harry Potter fan my wife and oldest son were. They still are today. The globe was a service award from work. I was always fascinated with globes when I was a kid. I imagined traveling across the ocean on adventures to exotic lands. At the time, I did not factor in the cost of travel to such locations. A good book or an even better, the internet, will have to do for now.



The Sorting Hat


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab





Rains Down in Africa


Olympus OM1 / 50mm f1.8 / Fuji Superior 400 / FINDLab



Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! I should be receiving my scans from two more black and white rolls of film any day now. These shots will showcase some street and urban work from downtown Nashville. I also have some shots from my son’s birthday, so stay tuned.



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