April 30, 2011 in sf bay area
I finally developed all films I took with my analogue SLR (Zenit-E with Weltblick 135mm at full lens opening) at the Infineon raceway drift exhibition. I never took photos of moving objects at night so most photos were taken with a very wild guess: the light meter on the camera did not show anything at all, the Sixtomat lightmeter I use as a backup was stretched to its 1600 iso maximum and then calculated back with 5 stops since my camera had a black and white 100 iso film in it. To my surprise a lot of them actually worked out fine for some of the pictures!
Take for instance this photo of a competing AE86:
Competing Corolla GT-S AE86
I must say: not bad at all for a first time!
Also the Techno Toy Tuning 510 is still recognizable:
Techno Toy Tuning Datsun 510
Could have been better if I would have had a flash with me, but nothing whatsoever in my camera bag… Next time I’ll definitely bring along a strong one!
Here is another Corolla GT-S AE86:
Corolla GT-S AE86 going sideways
The picture is quite nice, but I’m not really getting the feeling it is going sideways. I should have either used a different angle or extended the timing a bit.
Perhaps a bit more like thiis Nissan 240SX S13 (with Silvia nosejob):
Nissan 240SX (Silvia S13 conversion) going sideways
Now I really get the feeling this car is going sideways. With a freezing flash it would have been a perfect shot!
And last but not least, a long exposure shot:
Long exposure shot
Not the best angle for these kind of pictures, but nevertheless still content with the result.
Take note that these are scans of the negatives (with a proper negative scanner) so I’ll definitely develop these five as proper photos and see if I can stretch their quality a bit more! Also next time I’ll include the next roll of film which was a 400 iso color film.