I usually stay away from people when I shoot. If I catch someone’s eye, maybe I smile, but I usually try avoid eye contact, if I can help it, and I almost never think to ask for a portrait on the rare occasions that I interact with strangers on the street.
I’m not sure what it was I read, maybe this post on the MastinLabs blog, but I decided to shoot a roll of Porta 160 at 320… I’m not sure I see a huge amount of difference between 160 and 320, and I didn’t a/b it or anything, and I haven’t shot a huge amount of Porta 160, but I think I prefer it pushed a stop.
This isn’t an in-depth post or anything: just a couple of random shots. Sorry in advance if you were looking for or expecting something different. Continue reading “Porta 160 at 320, outdoors and in”
When using the sports finder on your TLR, remember that, much like the viewing lens, it doesn’t show you what the taking lens sees, and so you need to make sure things aren’t protruding into the frame, like the strap did here.
Today, I’m thankful for quality craftsmanship, for people and businesses that take time to do things right, to make things that last, to produce things they can be proud of, that don’t waste the precious resources we’ve been blessed with. May Allah guide us to return to a time where we cared about what we made and what we bought, and respected the things enough to take good care of them, Ameen. Continue reading “Quality Craftsmanship”
Today, I’m grateful for rain.
اللَّهُ الَّذِي يُرْسِلُ الرِّيَاحَ فَتُثِيرُ سَحَابًا فَيَبْسُطُهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ وَيَجْعَلُهُ كِسَفًا فَتَرَى الْوَدْقَ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ خِلَالِهِ ۖ فَإِذَا أَصَابَ بِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ إِذَا هُمْ يَسْتَبْشِرُونَ
It is Allah who sends the winds, and they stir the clouds and spread them in the sky however He wills, and He makes them fragments so you see the rain emerge from within them. And when He causes it to fall upon whom He wills of His servants, immediately they rejoice
Today, I’m thankful for this beautiful house. When I think about it, Allahu Akbar… what did I ever do to land here? Allah is truly great, and He knows best. He knows what we do not know, what we can’t even imagine. Allahu Akbar.Continue reading “this beautiful house”
All praise and thanks be to God, I’ve gotten involved with the Dallas Photo Walk group (not to be confused with the Dallas Photo Walk MeetUp Group). After some months interacting over Twitter and being too busy to get in on some walks, I finally had a chance to attend this year’s #Polarwalk at the Dallas Zoo: I had a great time with some fun people and burned a bunch of film too.
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