Earlier this month Faded + Blurred (a fantastic source of photo inspiration) organized a photo walk of the Getty Center up in LA, with the extra bait of seeing the new Herb Ritts exhibit. I couldn’t pass it up! The exhibit is absolutely lovely, any photography lover in the area should go.
Rather than juggle several cameras, I opted to keep it simple and just brought my trusty 35mm Nikon FM with only the 50mm f/2 lens. (Plus my iPhone, natch.) The camera store was out of my beloved Ektar film so I gave Fujifilm’s Fujicolor Pro 160 a shot, and I like the results, although it’s rather grainy for that speed.
Some of the group (it was a tad blustery that day):
Degas is still one of my all-time favorites:
I should note that unbeknownst – at first – to me, the battery was dying, which meant that my in-camera light meter was lying to me. (I know! The nerve!) Luckily I’ve come far enough in this crazy photography journey that by the time we were down in the gardens embracing the golden light, I realized that it was lying and just started shooting what I knew would be right(ish). And I’m kind of in love with the results. You don’t learn unless you’re pushed, right?
Nikki is an absolutely master at macro nature photography, it was so cool to watch her work. Her whole face lights up and she could spend all day out there.
Nikki and I were practically crooning with delight at all the gorgeous work the master gardeners have done! :)
Such a beautiful day. Thanks for getting me out of the house, Nikki and Jeffery!