#filmisnotdead. Photos from Japan.
My second first impression of the film medium: complacent.
I was more confident after getting better-than-I-thought result with the first four film rolls. Looking at the second batch of films, I realised being paranoid had actually done me good.
I was generally not satisfied with this batch as many of them were either out of focus, not properly composed, under exposed or a combination of the three.
Yes, I’m showing you the ‘better’ ones here…ha ha.
Talking about second first impression, I remember vividly my first experience of snow. It was a typical early-winter night in New York more than eight years ago; there were dust-like particles falling out of the sky. It stopped after a few minutes.
I could barely tell it was snowing as that was certainly not what I had in mind.
There were also no white powdery particles on me or on the ground.
My encounter with snow in Karuizawa however was a textbook experience. It was on a freezing morning, there was already snow on the ground from the snowfall a few days ago and people were flocking to a ski resort nearby.
All of a sudden, glittering-white crystals filled the sky. It continued for a few hours.
It was a flawless second first impression.