Dun Laoghaire in Film

Fun, Personal, July 03,2012

Film is on the horizon!

About a month ago or so I set out to take my *gulp* very first medium format film photos on the Contax 645. So, on a rare sunny day that made Dun Laoghaire (pronounced ‘Dun Leery” to my American friends) feel more like a quick holiday in Spain, I took a few photos while we had a lovely walk along the shoreline. Mind you, these photos were incorrectly exposed (rookie move!!) because I set my film speed to 800 and my film was Portra 400. (And also – the meter in the camera stopped working so it was good ‘ol “Sunny 16″ rule for me as I didn’t have a light meter at the time. Oh well. :) You’ll see in my next posts all the lovely and correctly exposed photo I have. I’ll be bringing it with me hopefully to Italy for our anniversary, use it for an amazing spot I found for an engagement session, and some other fun ventures that I haven’t thought of yet…

Behold, the most photographed, cute, cuddle-y dog:


Lastly, for fun at a wedding I compared my Canon 5KMKII (image only colour corrected) to the Contax 645 with Portra 400. Can you guess which is digital and which is film? I could show you a few more photos which look SO far from similar and you can immediately tell which is which, but that wouldn’t very fun, now would it?


Is film image 1 or 2, Blogstalkers?


Comments {3}
  1. Christina Brosnan July 03,2012

    I know which but I won’t tell for those who want to guess! Film is so clearly better even when exposed wrong! Super I love them all!

  2. Amanda Nippoldt August 27,2012

    Ah! I love this! Can’t wait to see more, I’m getting a Contax 645 soon-ish as well. Can’t wait to follow your journey into film!

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