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    Canon EF with the Canon FD 200mm F4 lens, on Kodak Portra 160.

    1/15th of a second at f4, yikes, got a little bit lucky that not much was moving fast, including me. Bringing only this slowish lens and iso 160 film was like bringing a knife to a gun fight in this drearily-lit high school gymnasium. I was told it (graduation) would be outdoors, and I'm a one camera, one lens kind of guy these days. Good thing I'm not working or I'd have to be better prepared :) Truth is I could probably underexpose Portra by 2 stops and still have decent negs, without even bothering to have the film pushed -- problem solved. This day though I was happy to endure enjoy the ceremony from my seat and attempted few pictures.


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    1. Catcher Of Dreams 22 months ago | reply

      Great idea, great shot wonderful DOF

    2. Hameediii 22 months ago | reply

      well seen,Dave like how you composed this one.Thank you so much for your kind words.

    3. Alana Molloy 22 months ago | reply

      Haha! This is great! Perfect capture of modern times, everyone taking photos/filming with their phones! Made me smile!

    4. xbacksteinx 22 months ago | reply

      Now that's a great capture. But why did you crop it? Not happy with the framing?

    5. linlaw39 22 months ago | reply

      Really like the composition and bokeh background and foreground Dave - nice image well taken :-)
      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    6. ıusnɾ@w|©kedf|lm 22 months ago | reply

      Love the selective focusing here. The shallow DoF rendered fine bokeh creating dreamy feel in the frame.
      Have a nice day!

    7. Om Ganpati Namoh 22 months ago | reply

      Very Very interesting shot ... love your creativity

    8. Soléa 22 months ago | reply

      Great sense of humour !

    9. Thofo 22 months ago | reply

      Thats great - picturing life. It makes me smile.

    10. Cordia Loretta 22 months ago | reply

      What a great shot. Wow, the world has really changed since I was a kiddo.

    11. MaikenVL 22 months ago | reply

      Very cool capture!

    12. Frontier Foundation 21 months ago | reply

      Nice shot.
      I've used your photo on Bongchhi Newsletter.
      Thanks for sharing it with a CC license!
      Good credit to you.

    13. Sule Turem 20 months ago | reply

      interesting shot
      _______THE RED Group - award________

      First ---- Group ---- tsriF--- Post 1, Award 4

    14. kennyfan63 19 months ago | reply

      A Sign Of The Times <Wonderful Capture !

    15. lgberriman 18 months ago | reply

      Love it! So 2012!

    16. Nuuttipukki 18 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. Says everything! Btw: did you upload this with your smartphone? :)

    17. webweisend media company 15 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this photo via CreativeCommons! It was just perfect for our media company blog -

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