Posted in 35MM CAMERAS, SLR by Nicole Gelinas on April 10, 2012

These portraits were taken the same day that we found the pretty cat on the beach! It was very overcast that day, so there were no harsh shadows to worry about. That being said, the overcast day kind of made the photos lack contrast, or at least the amount of contrast that I really like in my photography. Anyway, after scanning, I did a small amount of levels work in photoshop (mostly on the top image), but I don’t see that harm in that because it is nothing that a little dodging and burning in the darkroom would not solve, but this way it is much faster to do it digitally!

Again, I shot with my Asahi Pentax K1000 using my 75-300mm Albinar-ADG telephoto lens loaded with Kodak BW400CN!



Posted in 35MM CAMERAS, SLR by Nicole Gelinas on April 3, 2012

My friends and I were hanging out down by the local beach when this beauty passed by. This cat had the strangest meow I have ever heard. It was if it had one of those shock collars on that is used for dogs. It was really strange. The cat looked like it was owned by someone around the beach area though because it was very well taken care of and had a beautiful coat. I told myself it’s name was Ombre because of it’s gradation of light to dark fur. I could not help but snap a few shots of the pretty kitty.

For these photos I used my Asahi Pentax K1000 loaded with Kodak BW400CN (which means you get black and white images, with iso 400, and the negatives are processed in color negative chemicals *C41 process). I used my 75-300mm Albinar-ADG telephoto lens on this one because the cat did not stay close to us for long periods of time and I wanted to get a more up close and personal shot of the cat. Also this lens makes a really nice blurry background so the cat really stood out (see first image for example). The small black borders are actually from when I was scanning the negatives. I decided not to crop the photos all the way in because I liked the way the small borders looked around the images. Just a personal choice of aesthetics!