Project 365 – Day Three Hundred and Sixty – Chilly Canalside Walk

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It was a pretty murky and cold day today, but I was determined to get out somewhere to shoot a few photos. I managed to persuade Michelle to come along with me and we set out for a short walk by the canal at Foxton Locks.

I do like her cardigan, hand knitted for her by her great aunt Stella. It’s so colourful, fits a treat and suits Michelle’s “lively” character. There is a matching hat to go with the cardigan, but Michelle didn’t want to wear that today.

Michelle was taking photos with my little Fuji point and shoot camera and I was using both my EOS 7D and my dear old EOS 500N 35mm film camera, which I’d not used in about 10 years. I picked up a couple of batteries for it today and I had already discovered some very out-dated Fuji Superia 400 colour negative film to try. It has a “process before” date of December 2002, so I’m expecting all kinds of weirdness when I do get it processed. Everything seemed to be working fine, but I won’t really know about about the state of the shutter until I get the film processed.

It felt very strange to be shooting on film again, I kept catching myself glancing at the back of the camera after each shot. I might well use my old Canon film SLR a bit more in future, but I’m also on the look out for an old medium format film camera to use, something that uses 120 or 220 roll film. I think a Twin Lens Reflex might be the way to go, I like the idea of having something with a waist level viewfinder. As soon as people spot you lifting a camera up to your face they know you’re about to take a photo, if you can just glance down to compose your shot instead then it’s nothing like as much of a giveaway.

I’ve just realised that this will be the last weekend of my Project 365, I managed to get out to shoot today, hoping I manage to get out somewhere tomorrow too.

Canon 7D, EFS 15-85mm IS, 1/50 at f5.


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