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    Holga Playground

    Trying to think of a good spot for my first real outting with the Holga, a local playground came to mind. We won't go there anymore due to the amount of profanity and lewd images carved into it. Thought it might make for an interesting pictorial though. I was in for a bittersweet surprise when I arrived to find it had been completely cleaned up since I was last there this past Summer. Still decided to shoot it anyway. Here's a few of the shots...

    PS- I accidentally kinked my roll in a couple frames as you can see. Was a long day of processing several rolls and was a little impatient with this, my last roll DOH!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Holga Playground-12262007-1.jpg   Holga Playground-12262007-2.jpg   Holga Playground-12262007-3.jpg   Holga Playground-12262007-4.jpg   Holga Playground-12262007-5.jpg  

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    Re: Holga Playground

    Here's a couple more just playing in the snow there...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Holga Playground-12262007-6.jpg   Holga Playground-12262007-7.jpg  
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    Re: Holga Playground

    Great results Aaron. I have to get one of those bad boys.LOL
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: Holga Playground

    Thanks Greg. You should go pick one up. Only run you about $30 shipped for the bone stock one like I have. Good fun so far. It's a bit different from shooting my Rolleicord but, I think I'm getting a better feel for it. I'm thinking I might try some negatives abuse next roll with the Holga Now where did I put that sand paper?...LOL
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    Re: Holga Playground

    Those scans look nice. Did you run them through NR and what film did you use?
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    Re: Holga Playground

    These weren't run through anything. Just resized in Lightroom. Otherwise no editing. Shot with Neopan 400 and overdeveloped about 10% to add more contrast.
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    I heartily approve!

    Though the graffitti would have been neat, I think you did a good job.
    I did some Holga-ing over the holidays, now I just need to get paid for some freelance to actually *develop* it.

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    Re: Holga Playground

    I like these!
    The fourth one is my favorite, but I feel it would have had been much better in color.
    Don't forget the color!
    I know someone else who used to shoot B&W all the time, but thanks to me urging, she started shooting color!
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    Re: Holga Playground

    Thanks Megan and Brian Brian, there will be color a little bit down the road, just need to recover from the holidays first :cryin:
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    Re: Holga Playground

    I like that last one a lot, Aaron. As for the film kinks - with Holga photos I think those are just bonus additions :-D
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    Re: Holga Playground

    Thanks John Went out shooting with it again today and now I'm thinking it will be a bit more difficult to shoot with than I originally thought. Took it out hiking and a lot of the shots I would normally take just didn't seem like they would work with the Holga
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    Holga Style

    Quote Originally Posted by Xia_Ke
    Thanks John Went out shooting with it again today and now I'm thinking it will be a bit more difficult to shoot with than I originally thought. Took it out hiking and a lot of the shots I would normally take just didn't seem like they would work with the Holga
    I know what you mean. I think you have to learn to see things differently and look for a different kind of subject matter for good holga photos. I struggled with it and eventually put it aside to concentrate on what I knew. But I have a real appreciation for good Holga work. I really like the aesthetic. And a nice print from a Holga is a wonderful thing.
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