Street Shots with Nikon FM 35mm

In January I purchased a 35mm Nikon FM at Kerrisdale Cameras and then a Nikkor 50mm prime on eBay. So far I have used only Ilford XP2 400 B&W and Fuji Superia XTRA 400. Without autofocus and all the other features of my D800e street shooting is much more challenging but I am enjoying developing a better feel for light and paying very careful attention to framing.

The images are from negative scans made with a fairly low-end Canon 9000F-II and VueScan followed by LR5 for simple negative inversion and some white balance. I avoid cropping and messing around with the colour. The scanning process is a puzzle as I lose control of the image without monitor and printer calibration.

Next month I start learning how to make my own B&W prints and enlargements at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Colour processing will have to wait.

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Aidan in Hellen’s Grill. We have been going there to chat since he was five.
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Saw this guy playing with a remote control truck on Pender Street in East Vancouver.
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Judy and Jackie in Pacific Spirit Park on a rainy Sunday morning.
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Tunes at Hellen’s Grill
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Li Xiaolong (Little Dragon) outside one of the older generation gift shops in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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One thought on “Street Shots with Nikon FM 35mm

  1. There is the most powerful sense of nostalgia about these photos. It’s like something is gone forever. Painful yet irresistible.

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