So this week, I didn’t feel I had too many bloopers (still a few dusty bits on the scans, despite trying to be as clean as possible), but these were shots I felt didn’t thematically go with the others I picked for the 52Rolls.net posting.
This first one I metered off the snow, plus I opened a stop for the yellow filter, and I wanted the snow in about Zone 7, with some detail but still close to pure white. So I opened up two more stops. Meter always reads Zone 5 + 2 stops for my snow + 1 stop for the filter. I decided to just let the rest of the scene fall where it may. Exposure-wise I am pretty happy with the results, I still see some detail in the dark parts of the driveway, but I think my shutter speeds might be a bit off as the snow got a little blown out. Subject-wise it just ok, I mean its just a wet driveway and some snow. Still as a newbie attempting to wrap my head around zones and such, I think it was a good exercise.
So this next one also metered basically at the same level, but I wanted a narrower depth of field, so I put it at f4, 1/60. I seem to have lost a little snow detail, but got a bit of swirly bokeh in the background, something I always like. But my weakest shot of the roll.
This last one I was trying for some snow/shadow play on the back deck. The lens on my Yashica tends to distort quite a bit near the edges, and I am still a little rusty with my TLR alignment.