The Garden of Hope & Point Prim

A few weeks ago I purchased an old Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SLR 35mm camera, it came with a few lenses for only $60.  I’m not a photographer and had never really used a manual camera before, but I decided to give it a go.  My first few rolls involved an expired roll of Kodak Gold 200 and a couple rolls of Kodak ultra-max 400.  Both of which turned out nothing I was happy with.

A couple of weekends ago I got a chance to drive out to Eldon, PE for work.  I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the Point Prim lighthouse, and beach.  I got a few shots that I like.  I also stopped by at “The Garden of Hope” in New Glasgow, PE not too long ago.  I was able to get some shots of various flowers, and a few landscapes by the river.  I used Kodak Gold 200 on both of those dates.

I think I’m starting to get my head around exposure.  I’m still having some struggles with getting the proper depth of field I’m looking for.  My composition certainly needs a lot of work as well.  However, here’s what I got so far:

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One thought on “The Garden of Hope & Point Prim

  1. Bravo for picking up a manual control, film camera. Looks like you’ve got a base going, just keep building on it. It all just takes time and practice. Also view work by those who’ve been successful beyond their lifetime, as well as your peers/predecessors, and take note of what you like/dislike as far as subject matter and composition. Experiment. Remember to have fun.

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