There were a couple other shots I had forgotten about that were a pleasant surprise to see.
I think I may have mentioned earlier that some very good friends of ours returned from a trip to Bulgaria where they were kind enough to pick up a VERY cool old Zorki 4 camera as a present for me. They know me all too well. This is the camera. Isn't it just fun to look at!? Or am I just a huge camera geek... perhaps both.
So I cleaned it up a bit and got it working and just put a roll of expired Kodak Gold 400 through it. It was probably made in the 1950s or 60s so it doesn't have fancy things like auto focus, auto exposure, or even a light meter. So I had to judge every shot by myself and rely on the film being somewhat forgiving if I got the exposure and/or shutter speed wrong. I did alright. I'm excited to get better.
Honestly, most of the shots I got from the Zorki (isn't that a great name?) are pictures that 15 years ago you would have looked at and thought, 'eh, just kinda old looking...' But now, at least to me, these photos have a very cool feel that I would never be able to get by shooting digital. There are old scratches that I don't know if they came from the film or the camera, but I kind of like them. It is not a camera I will use for weddings, but I would defiantly use it for special portraits and landscapes when I want the depth only this camera can capture.