O Hai, Internet

The nonexistent rumors of my death being greatly exaggerated, I've returned to this dark corner of the internet to post my film failures.  Turns out the Crown Graphic didn't have a light leak.  The bright blotches popping up in my photos was a result of loading film holders and then not immediately packing them away in the darkness of a photo bag.  So yeah... I learned my lesson, and they'll all look lovely from here on out. If I don't underexpose them.  I shot off the rest of my Velvia and the results were disastrous.  I've decided to finally bite the bullet and buy a spot meter, because Jesus Christ.  Look at this garbage.

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Whoops!  My 40 year old  light meter finally met its maker, so these were completely destroyed.  3 bucks a shot, down the drain.

These turned out a little bit better:

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It's all relative though.  I sort of hate them all.  I'll get better.  I promise!

Oh, and I bought this thing:

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Mamiya RB67 6x7 medium format camera.  I took this bad boy to Pittsburgh for a Premier League friendly and took some pictures.  They aren't fine art, but they at least proved the camera works.

I promise to be more vigilant in the future.  Recently finished two weddings, with two more to go this month.  Also, I just shot a roll of 6x7 Velvia 50 and Portra 400.  Sneak preview:

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Na zdrowie.