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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
On Photography #4
On Photography: On 2nd Avenue (1) Snow Ride. Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f/2.8, #8 (K2) yellow filter. Fomapan 400 developed in Diafine.
During skyway walks I usually expose complete rolls of film. On this snowy morning I had one frame of film left in the camera when the parking meter expired and I jumped into the car to go home. Turning onto 2nd Avenue put me behind a bicyclist riding through the squall. The camera sat on the passenger seat and I started thinking that this might be a pretty good photograph…the last frame exposed was from a skyway looking down 2nd Avenue in this same direction, the shutter speed and aperture were set for this photograph. At the next intersection I slowed a bit to make sure the red light would turn as I arrived and while stopped there at 5th Street exposed the last frame while the bicycle pulled away.