New York Camera of Princeton

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I’d love to hear more about your editing regiment. Also how/where do you get your film processed/scanned.

I have, for the last few months, sent my film to The Darkroom for developing and scanning. Perhaps it was COVID isolation but, despite the proximity, I had not been to downtown Princeton for several months and had forgotten that we still had a camera shop, which is odd, because I bought an M42 lens there last year. COVID fog? ?????

In any case, I called the shop (New York Camera), and they offer full film services. I’ll spend my money locally from now on. I also bought an Epson V600 film/print scanner to help my wife’s family archive old family photos. We’re at the age when elders are dying, and we want to preserve some history for our children. I want to scan some of the negatives myself and compare to the professional scans.

My film edits are minor, usually involving perspective correction. Unless I use a tripod, I tend to lean. I may also do some lift shadows/highlights as needed. For digital, I tend to play with the sliders in Lightroom, shifting shadows, mid-tones, and highlights more because digital is more forgiving.

The hardest job of the photographer is seeing the way the camera sees. ~ David duChemin

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Winter is tolerable when I don’t have to go outside.

Winter becomes more tolerable for me when I can avoid venturing outdoors. The comfort of staying inside, away from the biting cold and icy conditions, makes the colder months bearable. Being cocooned in the warmth of home transforms winter's harshness into a more bearable experience.

It's four in the morning, the end of December
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening ~ Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen

snow on the ground, view from a window
Thursday 17 December, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/11 | ISO 400
snow on the ground, view from a window
Thursday 17 December, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/11 | ISO 400

Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.