I didn’t realize that the Tall Ships Festival isn’t an annual occurrence in Halifax until after it happened. Thankfully, I still made it out a few times to see this amazing spectacle – and an amazing spectacle it was! I’m so glad we were lucky enough to be living in Halifax this summer to see the tall ships fill the pier and to share in the celebrations, fireworks, music, and more.
Here are some of the photos I took from one evening down by the water.
If you ever ask me if I want to go visit the ocean, go the beach, be near any body of water, the answer will always be YES! And (an important consideration in Nova Scotia), it will be an extra enthusiastic yes if it’s sunny.
Every time I visit the salt water I’m hit with the realization that I now live on the east coast. Somehow it still hasn’t sunk in, even after 9 months. I am on the edge of Canada and it’s pretty neat. For those that aren’t here, and thus may be enjoying the heat of elsewhere, here are some photos of the ocean for you to enjoy! In the coming weeks we’ll be developing the film so keep an eye out for those, too.
On another note, I just scored a huge bundle of rhubarb! As mentioned in previous posts, rhubarb is one of my favourites. Actually, a lot of things are my favourites, but rhubarb’s definitely up there. Any brilliant ideas for what I should bake with it? I was thinking lemon-rhubarb squares, but I want to explore some other ideas. What are your favourites?
My other film camera, a Mamiyaflex C, was given to me by my father who got it from his father.
It’s a great camera, shoots amazing photos, but I haven’t used it too much. It doesn’t have a light meter, which makes it difficult to accurately expose each image, and the manual isn’t super clear about loading the film, so I’m always nervous about starting a new roll. Also it takes 120mm film, so that provides another challenge in finding somewhere to get it developed.
All that said, I’ve decided to run another roll through it, having downloaded a light meter app for my phone. I know, cheating a bit, but whatever. I want to use the camera and this should help me get used to recognizing light settings and, to be honest, I’m not going to be buying a pro light meter any time too soon.
So, stay tuned! Since there are only 12 shots on a roll, I’ll hopefully be sharing some photos soon.
In the meantime, here are some photos (including some double exposures) I took with this camera the last time I put a roll through.
I was surprised and thrilled to get a new camera, a Pentax K1000, for Christmas. Seriously thrilled!!!!
Here are some shots from my first roll, Lomo 800:
If you’d like to see more photos you can check out my KittEliz Flickr account here. I have two accounts, the one linked to this blog that features all things edible and my personal account for photography as a hobby.
Do you ever shoot in film? What camera (digital or not) are you using? I’ve only shot one roll in film so far, but I’m enjoying it so much. It really forces you to think about the composition and settings, rather than just being able to shoot 30 frames to get a good photo. We’ve been getting our film processed at the store, but we scan and convert the images ourselves. Kevin James built this negative scanning box and it’s working pretty well for us. We’ll be building a new one soon that can be used for 35mm and 120mm (I have a Mamiyaflex that shoots 120). We also picked up a film developing tank and will soon be getting the chemicals to process our film ourselves. More on this later!
** Also! I’ve started a new twitter account for the blog. I had my own account, but that’ll be replaced by the new one: @60percentbaking