unMonday: ocean sparkle

These photos were all taken in Navarre, Florida, on my Canon AT-1 with Fujicolor Pro 400H film. It was a bit bright out for this speed of film, but it’s what I had loaded in my camera so I went with it. One of my favorite types of shots over the ocean is catching the sunlight glittering off the water, making it just sparkle out there. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to capture this correctly with my film camera… most of these were taken with my light meter showing I would be overexposed, but I was using the fastest shutter speed and adjusting the aperture as much as I dared to still have the photo I wanted. Happily, they all turned out (even if a few were a bit washed out). It almost seems to me that film is more forgiving than digital in this sense. Often, I’m surprised by how well my photos are balanced and exposed. Another joy of learning to use film!

All in all, I’m pleased with the Fujicolor Pro 400H. I still prefer the Kodak Ektar 100, but it may be because I’ve been shooting mostly outdoors with bright light and this Fuji film would be better suited for a cloudy day or diffused light indoors. I have a few more rolls of it, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to try it out in a more proper setting soon.


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