Drove out to Grand Rapids on Thursday, leaving at around 4 or 5 and arriving at Bellknap Park to each the sunrise. I wanted to take the drone up a few hundred feet for what I assume would have been an awesome view of the city, but it was a bit too windy (and the wind would only pick up later in the day, making the outdoor photo taking somewhat of a nightmare).
I primarily shot on the Mamiya, using up most of the polaroids (just got another box in today, another $20 down the drain) and going through almost 3 rolls of film (2 black and white and one Lomochrome Purple XR).
Shooting film gives me a considerable amount of anxiety. I'm sure that the people I was shooting with were getting a bit tired of having to take several minutes at a time just to set up one or two shots. I meter at least twice, make sure the dark slide is out multiple times, make sure I'm shooting on a new piece of film, make sure the shutter is loaded, the settings are right, the focus is as good as it can be, etc. etc. It’s not that there’s a lot more to worry about, it’s that each missed exposure is money down the drain. Having shot on film all day and really really enjoyed it, I’m hoping either my interest in film goes away or I somehow manage to get decent exposures with an iffy meter. Can’t wait to mail in the film and get the stuff developed (also very anxious about that process, too).