This is my new baby! A Pentax Spotmatic F with a Takumar 55mm 1.8 lens! I LOVE it! I ran my first roll of film through it (Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800) and the pictures are gorgeous! These are my very first film photos and I am just thrilled to bits that I actually got the exposures right! They aren't the look I'm going for, but I know now that I can properly expose the pictures with the settings I was using. I'm so proud of myself! I was totally expecting for a lot of extremely over and under exposed images.
Here is the very first photo I took with the Pentax. This is my sister helping cook Christmas dinner at my mom's. The colors are dead on to what it really looked like.
A close up of the Christmas tree...
Here is my african violet. I've had it for almost a year now and it is finally blooming!
A heart I drew in the snow on our driveway. I tried to overexpose this one a little so the snow wouldn't be so grey.
Same with this one...
Here is the aftermath of Christmas morning. No more presents and pine needles everywhere! I love how this picture was exposed.
So, in summary, I'm in love with my new camera! I can't wait to develop some more rolls of film! Now I have to do some research and hunting around to find the best photo lab with the lowest prices. :) I'm still trying to figure out how to best scan these into the computer. The originals are better, but you get the idea.
Hope you all had a very merry Christmas! Mine was, well, not so good due to the whole family getting the flu just in time for Christmas day. I think the worst day was actually Christmas day. Uggghh. Hopefully next year will be better. I don't want to complain but I you can't imagine how depressing it was. I didn't get sick because I was the only one who got the flu shot. I can guarantee that EVERYONE will be getting the flu shot this year and every year from now on.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and have a Happy New Year!! Next up will be my OTHER new camera!! Didn't know I had another one, did you? I've lost count of how many cameras I have now, but that's a good problem, right? :)