I joined Kenneth Wajda and a small group of photographers in a weekly photo game a while ago. Kenneth wrote a prompt each week and tasked us with creating a photograph that met the prompt. Unfortunately, Kenneth's photo game is taking a break.
Since I'm not prepared to give up the game, my wife graciously agreed to provide me with a surprise prompt each week so that I can continue.
The rules are still the same:
- All submissions must be scans of film, no photos from digital cameras
- Images must be captured, processed, and submitted by 8 AM each Saturday
- Miss a week, and you're out
My goal in playing is simple. Get out and shoot film.
This week I finally got the roll of Ektachrome slide film back from the photo lab. It took slightly less than a month to process, but I'm pleased with the results.
I've never used slide film before, so seeing my positive images when I hold the developed film to the light is fantastic! It gives me the same feeling I had when I developed my first roll of film at home. Pure F***ing Magic!
Note: Pure F***ing Magic is a term I borrowed from a pilot describing how airplanes work. It's the only phrase I've heard that captures how analog photography feels. Freezing an image of a moment in time using chemistry sounds like a potion lesson in Harry Potter.
Anyway, this week's submission show's the local Rotary Club's Ducky Derby, a fundraiser where rubber ducks float down a river in a race for cash prizes. With all of the green foliage, it's hard to tell that this scene is in Colorado, not a tropical rainforest.
Other Photos from the Roll