Second Roll of Film Shot–And possible Problem

Animals, Architecture, birds, Chiswick, England, Film, Historic, Photography, Wildlife

I have had one issue with film I have shot in the used Nikon F80 camera that I purchased. On a roll of Kodak Portra 400 at a family gathering  half of the shots are either half or 3/4 black. There would be good shots before, between and after these shots.

The negative looks blank. A possible shutter issue? But, I am not sure. I have since shot a roll of black and white film that I will pick up on Friday to see if I have the same issue. If so guess I will have to figure out what is causing the problem. 

Now to the images I shot on my second roll of film. These are from scanned negatives and have pointed out in two of them an issue that I cannot figure out what happened. Scanned on Epson V500 using Epson scanning software with Digital Ice selected.

All of these were taken at Chiswick House. Shot using 50mm lens. Film was Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400.

Film Chiswick House

Film Chiswick House2 Film Chiswick House3

The image on the right had something on the negative. I removed a bit of it from the sky but left it on the pillar. Not on the print I received.

Film Chiswick House4

Film Chiswick House5

Green line appeared on the scanned negative. Not on the print that I received.

Film Chiswick House6


Street Photography- Is This the Best I can Do?

Black and White, Chiswick, England, Monochrome, Photography, Street Photography

I wish I could really get this street photog thing down. I wish I had courage to ask people to take their photo. I feel that when I have my big Nikon around my neck people are looking at me like what is she going to do with that camera so therefore worry about taking photos. I find busier streets seem to work better for me. Such places as London, Windsor and even Richmond.

Since I had to go to Chiswick to return a camera wrist strap I purchased as it just didn’t work on my hands for which I exchanged it for a few rolls of film. As one does you take along the camera. Thought I would practice some street shots. This is the second time I have tried shooting the streets of Chiswick. Last time I came away with nothing. This time all I got were 3 shots… but were they even worth it… I don’t know.


I wanted to take his portrait.. I really did.. but when he saw me with my camera he kept covering his face with his hand. This I shot before he noticed me. I guess he wanted to be left alone.


The guy kind of reminded me of Colonel Sanders you know the Kentucky Fried Chicken guy.


He was just going about his own business.

I live to shoot another day.