hasselblad friday: roll #3 (or, i finally found some focus)

Before I left for Salt Lake, I managed to persuade my new film-processing-guy, George, to process my third roll of film. 

(Actually, while I'm on the subject, let me plug him:  if you're in Houston and process any kind of film at all, medium format or otherwise, George is the owner of The Photo Lab, on 1037 Blalock.  Film processors are hard to find in Houston (particularly ones that don't cost an arm and a leg), and George does a great job, does it quickly, and possibly most importantly, does it inexpensively.  I'm loving working with him, and really want to have other people experience his work as well.  Run, do not walk.)

As always, I thought I'd share my learning curve with the Hassie with you.  Honestly:  this is my favourite roll I've shot so far, mostly because I finally figured out how to focus this thing.  For example, when I saw how sharp the wilted tulip petals were above, I almost wept with relief.  Finally.


This is Marcus' "Can I get a moment's peace, woman?!" face.  The answer is no.  No, he cannot.


ALEX'S FACE IS IN FOCUS.  If you've been looking at my past images of Alex from this camera, you'd know that the fact that I managed to get her face in focus earns me a dark chocolate truffle.  At the very least.

And in the next photo ...


... Rufus is in focus.  On purpose. SO happy.


This shot was my experiment in shooting into the light.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  I think I'd like to shoot more like this.

I've got another roll with me here in Salt Lake City, so hopefully next week I'll have some cool Utah shots to share with you.  In the meantime, friends, I'm off to enjoy the rest of the conference, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Have a glass of wine on me.