A FOREST WALK



Last summer my pal Jordan gave me an old Minolta XE-7 camera body, and I finally got around to shooting with it. I really wanted an easy, trusty SLR with some program modes so that I can shoot film without always having to think about metering, and this one is great! I’ve had bad luck with a lot of the popular film cameras (Canon AE-1, Olympus Stylus Epic) and every time I buy one it malfunctions or has weird problems. Maybe this one is lucky because it was a gift! I brought it on a recent Forest Park walk/hike and ended up having to hold the camera shut the whole time because the back swings open, which resulted in some light leaks and probably a few lost frames. No worries though, because the magic of tape totally solves this problem. I’m high-tech.


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  • http://aprilleino.blogspot.com april

    the “sun through the trees” shots are so so SO beautiful! so beautiful!

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    anja Reply:

    thank you, oregon!

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  • http://aghostship.blogspot.com/ CJ

    ah! lucky light leaks. :-)

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    anja Reply:

    Thanks CJ! Busted cameras aren’t all that bad!

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  • http://theawkwardindiegirl.blogspot.com Jenna

    Your shorts are absolutely beautiful. I love the lighting!

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    anja Reply:

    I know you meant shots and not shorts but I’m glad that typo happened anyway, haha. :) & thanks!

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  • http://remplirlesblancs.blogspot.fr anne

    beautiful, that red effect make it looks even more magical!

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    anja Reply:

    Thanks Anne! I’ve thought about trying to do light leaks on purpose but I’m also afraid of totally ruining a roll.

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  • Dave Setchell

    bad ass!

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    anja Reply:

    thanks dude!

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  • http://fernandfrost.blogspot.com/ Rebecca

    Wow, the light streaking through the trees is incredible. Shooting film is such a joy – I was recently gifted a couple old Minoltas and I’ve been really happy with the results so far.

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    anja Reply:

    Awesome! I’ve had good luck with them. My previous SLR was a Minolta SRT 201 from the 70′s and I used it for almost 15 years before it stopped working properly.

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  • Sarah

    so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  • http://charlotterigby.blogspot.com Charlotte

    Such gorgeous photos, they have a real magical forest feel to them! Yay for new cameras, I hope you won’t have any problems with this one!

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    anja Reply:

    Thanks Charlotte!

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  • http://www.twoaftertwenty.com Janice

    Absolutely breathtaking photos. I love the saturation in this film.

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  • http://angybraine.blogspot.com Angy

    Love this. My father gave me his old Minolta SLR – It’s what I learnt on. These days I use a Nikon but I miss that Minolta. Twas stolen and pawned for drug money in a dingy suburb of Melbourne – kind of a cool way to go.

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