Film Is Not Dead

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But it sure takes a long time to shoot.

Took me all summer to shoot 36 frames of Kodak TMax 400.

Now I have to drop it off to get developed someplace.

Rig of choice for this was my very first “big boy” camera – A Canon Rebel G film camera.

I bought it at WalMart, I think. It’s all plastic so it really does weigh nothing.

Kinda nice, though. I had my “Nifty Fifty” 50 mm lens on with this. Looking forward to seeing what I get.

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2016

Winner Winner Flash Fiction Dinner

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Remember way back when I posted this photo as a story starter for any hardy soul that wanted to craft a piece of flash fiction around it?

Two writer, Bill Baber and Ryan Sayles, took up the gauntlet and wrote two stories. After tallying up the votes…..Ryan Sayles won with Nearly Fifty Years Ago. (PDF of story)

It’s interesting to me that both writers kind of played off the same theme and idea of two men and revenge. And both are noir-ish sort of tales, though I didn’t ask for that genre specifically.

The reason I thought this would make a good story starter, though, are the two people in the right-hand corner. To me, that’s where I had questions: Who were they? Are they arguing? Discussing something? Getting together? Breaking up? And what’s with the white couch on the curb?

Anyway, good stories both. Congratulations to Ryan. He wins a JSP print (not a dinner, as suggested in the title here.)

I also promised a print to someone who left a comment on the original post. After a painstaking process to select a winner (ok, I wrote the names on slips of paper and put them in my Stone Pony baseball cap, and pulled one out…) the winner is…

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Bruce Harris!

See, I didn’t even look at the name on the paper until after the photo was snapped. Didn’t even have it right-side up.

(Bruce is a really good writer himself. He and I appeared in Dark Corners Vol 1 Issue 3 last year. )

Bruce, contact me at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com and we’ll discuss how to select and get your print.

Congrats to Ryan and Bruce. Thanks for joining in the fun, everyone!

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2016

 

Recalibrating

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Oh…wait…TODAY is the first day of Fall?

Really?

I swear Google told me it was September 21 when I checked on the 20th.

I guess that WASN’T the last sunset of summer that I posted yesterday.

Oh well.

Speaking of Fall, the woolly caterpillars are out. Me and my boys found this one back in August, actually, in Boone, North Carolina.

I really haven’t posted about our trip to North Carolina, have I?

Hmmm….one of these days. Lots of good stories…

Anyway, time to re-calibrate.

Let’s get after it.

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography  | 2016

And Just Like That…

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Summer is gone.

But she gave us a nice going-away present last night.

Guess it’s time to turn the page.

(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2016