Two Roads…

Welcome to what I hope will be a weekly feature on the blog I’m calling ‘Film Friday’. Since I was recently gifted with a Holga 135, I decided I should probably showcase at least one photo from this cool toy camera every week. The shots I post here on Fridays will be straight negative scans of the film with no modifications…what’s the point of buying a toy camera for all the imperfections if you just fix them in post? I hope you enjoy my little foray back into the realm of film photography!

This shot is from my day trip to Grassi Lakes last week. Upon entering the trail head just up from the parking lot, one is greeted with this sign. Which way do you find yourself leaning when given this choice on a daily basis?

Holga 135, Fujifilm Superia 200

Scott Ackerman - May 20, 2011 - 7:18 am

Love how you’re able to adapt your processing depending on the environment. Great work. And I prefer the trail to the left. Love the feeling of accomplishment after completing a difficult task.

Scott Frederick - May 20, 2011 - 7:31 am

Love your Film Friday idea. So awesome that you are putting that camera to good use. I love this image. For some reason the easy path is calling my name! LOL!!!

Dave DiCello - May 20, 2011 - 7:47 am

This looks awesome man, love the idea! Awesome feature here today too, the two paths are great, love the DoF and that lighting is perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

Chris Nitz - May 20, 2011 - 7:51 am

I’m in love with this idea and it is just starting! I cannot wait to see what you do with the awesome Holga gear 😀 Nice find for the sign, and I’ll take the difficult route if it means I can go swimming afterwards!

Chris Frailey - May 20, 2011 - 7:56 am

Hmm, the road less traveled? Looking forward to seeing your work from such a fun little camera. Nice job Heath.

John Manuel - May 20, 2011 - 8:34 am

Heath, great idea about Film Friday – keep it up! I opened your link and saw the photo and before reading anything that image popped up and I thought, “that looks like film – wow, interesting, wonder how he got that effect?”. 🙂 Good job, and you’re right – it should look like it does and not be “fixed” in post.

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - May 20, 2011 - 9:27 am

“That was easy” Life needs challenges!

Brian Furbush - May 20, 2011 - 10:00 am

Great shot – always love a photograph that poses a question to the viewer subtly. I’m a fan of the Film Fridays idea too!

Chris Kenison - May 20, 2011 - 10:39 am

Great processing on this shot, Heath!

Adam Olson - May 20, 2011 - 10:56 am

Awesome idea with “Film Friday”. Keep it up! Hope you took the more difficult route. They usually are more scenic. Great shot!

Hans - May 20, 2011 - 11:06 am

Nice that the “More Difficult” path is dark and unknown in this shot. Well done. I love the feel of this shot from the Holga.

Jim Nix - May 20, 2011 - 11:59 am

more difficult! well done Heath!

Brei - May 20, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Wow that’s a bit deep for a Friday don’t you think?! One of my favorite shots though:)

Justin - May 20, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Cool! Should be fun.

Rich Williams - May 20, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Nice processing and comp! You’ve already inspired me to explore film. Looking forward to more goodness from the Holga.

David LaSpina - May 20, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Nice shot! I love my Holga – hope you get a lot of enjoyment from yours.

Steve Beal - May 21, 2011 - 5:24 am

Film?? What’s film?? 😉 Great idea and a great shot!

Sean - May 25, 2011 - 12:33 pm

Awesome.

You found the manifestation of a Frost poem.

Added your weekly Holga to my blogroll, looking forward to it!

~Sean

Jesse Pafundi - June 2, 2011 - 8:06 am

This shot has soul. Cannot wait for more Holga shots dude.