Sunday afternoon. A bit of sun. A simple camera. A lot of fun!
My life is starting to fall into a routine now, leaving me a bit of time for photography. So, on a recent Sunday, I loaded up some expired Agfa APX 100 film into my Pentax Spotmatic SP fitted with one of my favorite Pentax lenses—the SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and took a photo walk around Yountville, CA.
I found this cool old Vespa Piaggio scooter parked outside of one of the shops.
I had fun cloning myself in this mirror.
I like this shot of a little market in town. I am impressed with the detail of the lamps inside the shop which are visible through the transom above the main doors. Eric Hendrickson CLA’d this Spottie and calibrated its meter. It thrills me to no end when a 55 year old camera works like the day it left the factory!
There’s a nice memorial featuring some large dog tags in Veteran’s Memorial Park.
When I got home, I clicked off this unremarkable shot of a lamp outside my door. It’s a simple shot, but it shows the pleasing tones this old emulsion delivers. I love Agfa APX 100 and will be sad when my last rolls of the original are gone.
Taking pictures with my Spotmatic is like pulling on the most comfortable pair of jeans you own or a favorite t-shirt. It just feels good!