Working with Expired Film

When the clouds come out I love to put a polarizing filter on my Nikon F3 and shoot with slide film.  Film looks less crisp than digital, a bit more like a painting, it seems to me.  Plus, I love to work with a well made classic metal camera.  It’s a slower, more meditative way of photographing.  Below are some recent Spring photos I took within a five minute walk from my back door.  I used Kodak Elite 200.  It has expired, but the former owner kept it in a refrigerator, and so have I, so it produces nicely saturated exposures.  The “Fire in Spring” photo is a double exposure of Crocus blossoms superimposed on the bark of a Tulip Poplar tree.

About: TCDavis

Since 9-11 I've had a strong commitment to interfaith peacemaking. I recently founded the interfaith social network: interfaithtechassociates.ning.com. I run a small company that helps community groups with inexpensive, easy-to-maintain websites, and produces photos and videos, mostly for Web use. My home page is: http://web.mac.com/tcd123 I'm also an avid photographer. Please visit my nature photography gallery for prints and cards at: www.shutterfly.com/pro/TCDavis/tdphotos I write an interfaith peacemaking blog called RuminOcean, about spirit, faith,and politics. You'll find it at my home page: web.mac.com/tcd123 I'm the owner of cyberkenblog, LLC (http://www.cyberken.teledavis.com), which helps faith and community groups improve the Web literacy of their members and to design websites that are inexpensive and easy to maintain. I'm a retired pastor with experience in cross-cultural work, pastoral psychotherapy, and graduate teaching. Last but not least , I'm a proud grandpa!


2 thoughts on “Working with Expired Film”

  1. Hi Davis. I liked your pictures very much. I am praying for the day they start putting your pictures in museums.

  2. Thanks, Nihat. You are very kind. I have lots of fun taking photos, and I try to pass along the beauty that I see in God’s creation.

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