Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halfsies

Really amazingly busy these days trying to wrap up a software development project that will either a) be met with ovations, accolades, and all manner of praise or b) hobble along in a semi-functional state, hiccuping violently at the first sign of a bug. I'm hoping for a) but planning for b). No time to play with typewriters, but I was able to slip free of the surly bonds of my desk for a few lunch hours and play with my half-frame Olympus Pen. Not all of the photos were winners, and the processing mightily confused the gal at Walgreens ("I think your camera's broken") but as hoped, I got some interesting results, including a few unexpected juxtapositions brought on by me either mis-counting frames, or by deliberately just pointing the camera in a direction and snapping the shutter (distressing to my inner control freak.)



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3 comments:

travellingtype atgmaildotcom said...

That mirror-image horizon is a treat, MP. As is the contrast of soccer wide and close up. I can't understand why PENs died out. They're twice the fun. Or half the responsibility.

mpclemens said...

Or twice as surprising. I suppose it never took off with the casual photographer, though there's a good deal of precedent for offering different negative sizes on a roll of film. Medium-format (120) cameras offer 6, 10, or 12 shots per roll, after all, or double that if you're using 220. Why not subdivide a roll of 135 in the same way? Seems logical, but I guess it never took off. Oddly, the panoramic format did, or at least seemed to persist longer.

I like how I'm forced to not over-plan when I'm snapping with it. A number of shots where I thought I was being clever turned out to be not so.

Strikethru said...

I'm with you on the busy. Glad to see you were able to sneak out and take these shots. I love the one of the gate.