Smugmug redesign…

Smugmug redesign…

I was kind of skeptical to see what kind of an update smugmug had in store, but this is a pleasant change. A change for good…

One can customize their site pretty easily, with most of the stuff being just drag and drop. Witching 20 mins I had a great looking site… much better than what I had previously. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure there is plenty of room for improvements, but the current set of changes was a breath of fresh air…

I would love to see the site become more customizable with more templates available for those of us who are not pros yet and cant afford the more expensive subscriptions as yet. The displaying of images in the galleries could use more formats and the slideshows could use more options (randomize for one)…

SFO in film…

SFO in film... Street car waiting for passengers in San Francisco

Just out of sheer excitement i took my family on a day trip to SFO (San Francisco) to try out the film camera. I did tag along my small Pentax Q as a light meter :), but didnt need to use it. The metering on the otherwise fully manual Mamiya 645 seems to work just fine 😀

Here are a few more from the trip:

In the tram:
view from inside a tram in San Francisco captured on medium format film

Walkin by the sea:
San francisco in film, walking along the coast

Here’s one in color :
San francisco in film, color photo of my wife and kid
It was the last exposure on the color film in my camera. I (on a hunch) put in the B/W film to get street shots from SFO. I think i like the shots i got form the trip in B/W… the images seem to lend themselves to monochrome much more than they would have to color.

Here’s another one in color I captured biking around the Bay trail in Mountain view.
bay trail mountain view ca in film

This time i scanned the negatives at 3200 DPI (on my Epson V600) and imported the files at 48DPI as tiff files. Each negative scans in at a cool 32MP… Beats the pants off my NEX7 or 6d in terms of both sharpness and resolution… This is indeed going to be fun 😀

Have fun..

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Heres a link to the rest of my film gallery…