It’s a good thing I saved so many photos. Almost all are taken last week.
So what’s happening when it comes to the submarine hunt? Well the latest news says our ships have made contact with something on the bottom of the sea. The military says nothing though but why should they until they are certain of what it might be. It could after all be some old wreck but I doubt that since these waters are very well known. The mysterious man dressed in black that was seen walking in shallow waters outside an island is however identified, it is a retired man who often stands there fishing :-) I guess we’ll all know if they have something at more or less the same time because that would be so big news that all the world will know it exactly the same second :-)
I got the cd with my Hasselblad photos and I can say those photos are rather bad :-) :-) :-) To my defence: I had no light meter but followed an old cheat sheet and I guess the photos would have been better if I had used my brain more :-) The cheat sheet said dark objects should have a different setting than light and black dogs are dark no matter how much the sun shines on them :-) :-) If I had done as it actually says that first photo You’ll see today is the one with all dogs and one with only Nova. I made the same mistake in both those photos. I’ll also show how much I manage to edit those two photos but they are still rather bad. Those photos are shown just beneath here.
This is the original first ever photo. I totally missed that black dogs never are bright no matter how much the sun shines on them :-)
The edited version isn’t much better, I guess one needs a much more advanced editing program to make it look good than I have.
Same problem here, black dog towards dark background :-)
The edited version is slightly better I guess. These two were the worst photos in my opinion. More will come later this week.
But I can now happily tell You all that I have a functioning old light meter, it arrived in the mail and I’ve checked it with my Nikon and it shows just the same readings. It’s a Zeiss Ikon Ikonophot T and has no tiny pins that sooner or later will break, it works by lamps. I put in what kind of ISO the film has and when reading the light the entire circle lights up when it’s right. I then look at the meter who tells me what kind of shutter speed I should have to what aperture. So simple but still so ingenious! I now have two rolls of film waiting to be mailed and I have followed the cheat sheet when taking those photos but hopefully used my brain some more this time. From now on I can’t blame anything but myself when I take bad photos :-)
My “new” light meter. I think it’s from the nineteen sixties or something like that. Works on a nine volt battery.
Another thing I must think of is that these lenses I have, have no zoom function, I’ll get a clear photo if I manage to adjust the lens good enough but I really can’t zoom in on anything special. That is a challenge because I need to go much closer to what ever I want to photograph unless I don’t mind getting much of the surrounding in the photo as well. It’s also rather hard to see through the seeker in this kind of camera since I need to look from above the camera and even if there is protection against the light it still makes it hard to see what I’m looking at when I use the longer lens. I now understand why they used to have a black blanket over themselves when looking through the seeker, it’s the only way to actually be sure if the motive is sharp or not.
I do have fun though :-) but taking just one photo takes so much time that I’ve so far walked out without my dogs, they don’t have the patience to wait and I don’t have the patience to keep them calm while waiting :-) and since it is rather expensive now days to use film I won’t take too many rolls of film each month. I won’t buy any more ISO 100 films, it just demands too much light to be honest. I rarely have my Nikon on that ISO unless it is a very bright summer day or winter day with lots of white snow. It would be nice to be able to go out with the camera without any tripod, it’s just in the way when I don’t take any photos.
It’s time for another pot of tea and lots of honey too, I’m still not especially sour in my throat but I’ve started to become hoarse. Still no news whether they have found something on the bottom of the ocean or if it was a false alarm.
Have a great day!