talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

Alameda Long & Wide

Published 20 Nov 2017 – Updated 5 Dec 2017

with the Kowa

For my own testing, as well as an article here, I wanted to shoot a roll of film through the Kowa using exclusively each the wide 55mm lens and the long 150mm lens. For a subject, I picked the College Park neighborhood off The Alameda near my house, since the streets are lined with massive old trees and the lots filled with historic older homes. The film I used was more of this expired Kodak Portra 160VC, which has been working nicely.

This gallery has the best results, but unfortunately many of the photos were ruined by camera shake (whether from the mirror slap or my poor technique, I'm not sure) or lens flare. Also, a number of the 150mm photos lacked contrast – resulting in flat, uninteresting images.

Anyway, here's the good ones.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".