This shot was taken with a Nikon N60 35mm film camera back in the late 1990’s. Back in December this post over at TheOnlinePhotographer brought up the issue of the demise of film scanners. It provided me with a bit of motivation to pick up a new Plustek OpticFilm 7600i film scanner. Even though it has all of the bells and whistles like IR dust and scratch removal… scanning is a slow, tedious and frustrating process. Most of he prints that looked good as 4×6 prints, start to look blurry and noisy after scanning. I know there are some good shots in my collection… and seeing what the scanner unveils is fun. In the end, scanning really brings out an appreciation for how good digital cameras from the past few years really are.
I closed out the summer in Wildwood NJ with the family. We arrived right after the hurricane, and practically had the place to ourselves for the first few days. I also learned the meaning of “Going Ham” and “Come at me bro!” which were plastered on t-shirts on the boardwalk.
I got off the subway one stop early to take some shots on the way to work. This was the best one that I took. I find myself cropping my shots much more since i’ve been using the GF-1/20mm. I’ve got nothing against cropping, outside of losing pixels. Sometimes it’s just impossible to get the symmetry or composition you want straight out of the camera.