I took my mom’s ol’ Olympus OM-1 out for another round of pictures this past weekend since the weather was so amazing. I decided to buy black and white film this time around just to play with it. Some came out really nice, but others were too washed out. I still haven’t quite grasped the concept of lighting situations. I’m so used to my digital camera that I don’t often think about lighting- it does the thinking and adjusting for me!
The first round of pictures were on St. Patty’s Day [a very sunny day] so with the b&w film some [with too much direct sunlight] are essentially all white or are a little grainy. I kind of like them though…here are a batch starting near Piney Point lighthouse and ending on St. George’s Island:
I also took a few pictures around the historic ‘downtown’ of Leonardtown on Sunday. It was an overcast morning so most turned out really clear. The last pictures down by the water were a little blurry because of the haze:
True story, this is the church my parents were married in almost 25 years ago!! That’s a long time to be married friends. A very long time. Good for them 🙂
Naturally, I also had to take a picture of Gracie, just because she’s so cute. She decided to help us weed the garden by sitting down in the middle of it. Such a great helper:
I really like the b&w look. It makes the pictures [especially the slightly fuzzy ones] look vintage and 30 years older than they actually are. I think my next roll of film is going to be strictly with the macro lens- I haven’t used it yet! That’ll be interesting…hope you enjoyed the pictures 🙂