Here are the Mamiya 7ii pictures from Monday’s Tilden Park photowalk, or a selection thereof, and one or two cropped to externalize Andrew’s shitty framing and lack of camera know-how. I don’t know where this leaves me. I suppose I’ll keep the camera and try under various circumstances to work through learning it. Sadly, trial and error with film is expensive, but in fact it has a look and feel that digital simply cannot duplicate. They are different, just as planes and trains are different, though both serve essentially the same basic purpose. I only wish I had the time to get a real photography education, self-taught through trial, error, try again, workshops, shared knowledge, and lots and lots of disciplined practice. When the kids are older and my eyes have gone bad I’ll get there (are these words blurring right now…?).
In the meantime work seems to have become interesting again and I’ve made peace with it. The family, when healthy, is also in the positive realm of the spectrum, which means the kids stress me out only a little, or perhaps I’m just adapting and more accepting of things as they are.
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Tags: film, Jewel Lake Loop, Kodak, Mamiya 7ii, medium format, Portra, Tilden Park