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    the analog kid Max P D's Avatar
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    Holga, 35 mm, and sprocket holes

    Well, thought I'd post a shot from a roll of expired 35 mm film ran through one of my Holgas. It sure wasn't what I expected but it has some pretty funkadelic colors!

    Hmm, it also messes with my previsualization of what a Holga image might look like - since using 35 mm you have to remember that the top and bottom won't be inlcuded (so forget about the classic vignetting).

    It's a shot taken while mountain biking.

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    Re: Holga, 35 mm, and sprocket holes

    Nice - I've always liked the look with the exposed sprocket holes.

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    Re: Holga, 35 mm, and sprocket holes

    That's some good stuff! Where's the rider?!

    I love the colors. Expired film is a gamble. But when you win, you win big. I think the combination of the format, sprocket holes, film edge info, and funky colors are great here. But I really do wish there was a little more happening in the image. I like the boardwalk but it needs some sort of action, I think - at least a person walking.

    Thanks for posting this. I hope this kind of photo inspires other people to get outside their comfort zone and experiment a bit. Photography really doesn't need to be pictorial and literal. And can be very messy and creative.
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    Re: Holga, 35 mm, and sprocket holes

    Ride On!
    I like this a lot, it's rather dreamy.
    The compostion is EXCELLENT!!
    I like how the bridge meanders through the frame.
    I agree that you have to work it it a little harder to compose the image just right.
    But, sometimes things come together when least expect it and you get a great photograph!
    Keep it up!!
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    Re: Holga, 35 mm, and sprocket holes

    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    That's some good stuff! Where's the rider?!
    Photo-John, This was shot on a solo ride - thought about parking my steed on the bridge in some way, but it just didn't happen. I agree, it bugged me at first, too, that there wasn't a bike riding over this cool bridge. Later I began to enjoy the weird look of it all, minus a rider, and figured this shot doesn't have to be about mountain biking...

    Happy trails,
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    Last edited by Max P D; 07-09-2007 at 06:25 PM.
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    I Understand

    Quote Originally Posted by Max P D
    Photo-John, The biker's holding the Holga.
    I do most of my riding solo. So I understand all about this kind of photo. You are forgiven
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