Memorial Day, 2012- Nikon F3HP, Portra 160

Took these, out in the midday sun, with Kodak Portra 160. This is the view on Fitchburg Common, Fitchburg, MA. Portra is a gorgeous film, but I did struggle a bit yesterday with overexposure and “hot” images. “The Golden Hour”, while in principle a great rule, is not always practical, or realistic. I have been trying to train myself to shoot away from the sky, and sunlight, but when doing landscape, urban landscape, things of that nature, does not always work. For this walk, I took the newly CLA’d and serviced Nikon F3HP. I also had a brand new LCD display installed, as after 20 plus years, the panels started to dim. Nikon USA service is indeed great, as they had the camera for less than a month. In July, Nikon will no longer sell parts to the general public, or independent service techs. So, if you need coupling prongs, screws, etc, this might be a great time to do it.

One WWII veteran visiting this site said to me “there are almost too many here to photograph”. Sad, but true.

Each memorial has a flag.

Each memorial has a flag.

White subjects under the bright sun did present quite a challenge to photograph.

White subjects under the bright sun did present quite a challenge to photograph.

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