Friday, February 8, 2013

shooting with {very} expired film.

I went to an estate sale in the neighborhood a few weeks ago, and I stumbled across some old film. It expired in 1991 and 1992, so I had no clue if it would be any good. I ended up getting eight rolls just to see what happened. They didn't cost much, so if it didn't work it wouldn't be a huge loss. But if they did show up, they'd probably look pretty cool.

I shot two of those rolls a few weeks ago. One was Kodak and the other was K-Mart brand. I clearly had higher hopes for the Kodak roll, obviously. I read a little about using expired film, so I tried a few things like keeping the shutter open longer, or using a bigger aperture than usual. I was surprised (but happy) that many pictures came out.

These were Kodak:


Monday, February 4, 2013

words for Monday.

I've just finished reading through Ecclesiastes, and I came across this verse:

If the anger of the ruler rises against you, 
do not leave your place, 
for calmness will lay great offenses to rest. 
-Ecclesiastes 10:4

I believe the last part of this verse is applicable even in situations unrelated to government issues. "Calmness will lay great offenses to rest."  Please remember that. Our sin has offended more than we ever could imagine, but God forgave us. Jesus died for us. The least we can do is be forgiving and patient with others despite the offense. Be calm, be humble, stand for what is right, and do not be irrational

This life is not about you, it's about Him.