first roll from the holga 135BC

I finally got the first roll shot in my Holga 135BC — a belated Christmas present from the ‘rents — developed, and was pleasantly surprised. I thought they were going to be underexposed, because I stupidly believed the sunny weather forecast and loaded a roll of Kodak Ektar 100, and of course it turned out to be totally overcast. I did open the aperture up to the cloudy/flash setting, which seems to have compensated enough.

Verdict: I like this camera. The focus is pleasantly off, making your subjects appear as if emerging from a slight fog; and the vignetting is subtle but definitely present, not always the case when shooting 35mm. The viewfinder that’s cut into the flip-up eyeshade appears to be true to form too, because I shot a couple of verticals with it and they’re framed how I remember them being with that viewfinder.

AHHH THERE’S SOMEONE IN THE WINDOW!!!… I don’t know why that’s creepy. It just is. I didn’t notice them when I took the shot.

I like this photo a lot. I just like reflections in water.

You can’t go to St. Martinville and not take a photo of the Evangeline Oak. I’m pretty sure it’s against the law.

Church clock tower.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. victoria evans
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 01:28:21

    I really like the soft, dreamy look to these photos. My fav is the clock tower. I like the spindly tree silhouettes against the solid tower. But I agree with you: I like the reflection photo a lot.

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