Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sorry, no cheerleaders this time

I just had a few rolls of 120 film developed and wanted to share. Yes film, yes big film. No I can't develop my own, and I feel shame for that. But the good folks at Hunt's Photo did a pretty darn good job and they don't charge you an arm and a leg.

The first photo is from a Holga. A cheap plastic camera that shoots 120 film. The lens is terrible, you can't really focus it, and the shutter and aperture are always f11 at 1/100th second. With practice, you can get some nice stuff from a Holga. Or in my case, with luck. This is one of the only ones that came out, and I really dig it. Shot on 1600 film last year I think.

The second two come from the same roll on a real working TLR (twin lens reflex) camera.  Has shutter and aperture controls.  And it works great.  The first shot was taken outside a rally for President Barack Obama at a high school in Nashua, New Hampshire.  I ended up losing the names of the women.  They knew they weren't getting into the school but were still hoping to see the president.

The last one is from the NHL 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park between the Flyers and the Bruins.  I wish I had more interesting stuff from there but I did have a game to shoot.

Let me know what you think.

Boston, MA - 2009???: Boston Red Sox shortstop Dustin Pedroia takes the field during a game at Fenway Park.  Photo by Matthew Healey.

Nashua, NH - Februrary, 2 2010: Two women stand on a curb in front of Nashua North High School in the hopes of seeing President Barack Obama.  Photo by Matthew Healey

Boston, MA - January 1, 2010: The Boston skyline looms over Fenway Park as the Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2010 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park.  Photo by Matthew Healey.


Alexis said...

cool! makes the images look 100 years old - in a good way

Matthew Healey said...

Thanks Alexis. I just looked at your site again and hadn't seen that NYC weather pic before. That's gorgeous.