In to the Unknown

I discovered a number of older 35mm film cameras that were part of my father’s estate. They are the point and shoot variety and I have decided to give each of them a try. First up is a Canon SURE SHOT with auto focus, 38mm 1:2.8 lens and has built-in flash. My method for keeping track of the images is to take an image with my phone each time I capture an image. This will give me both a visual reference and a geographical reference.

When I finish the roll, I plan to try my own developing using CineStill DF 96. I will then digitize the images by shooting the negatives with my DSLR. I would love to take the images into a wet lab, but don’t have one readily available.

Instant gratification not included!

Strange Lights in the Night Sky

On a recent night when I expected to see the aurora lighting up the skies over Duluth, I got a surprise.  Rather than seeing the northern lights, I captured this unique image, for which I have no explanation.  I took many shots that night, but only this one has what appears to be lights in the sky over the Blatnik Bridge and the harbor.  Other than cropping the image, doing a bit of sharpening and noise reduction, I’ve done no other editing.

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