(Leica M7, Ilford Delta 400, X-TOL 1:1 7.0min @ 75ºF, Summilux 50mm, f/8, 1/250s)
Over lunch, I took a walk. I took with me my M7 loaded up with a roll of Ilford Delta 400. I loaded the film myself so I would have roughly 36 or so frames of unexposed film.
I took a walk to Green Lake — just down the hill from my house. (I was working from home due to the office move)
This was the first time I really experienced truly manual exposure for more than a few shots. I liked it.
It gives one focus. A limit of 36. A destination of 36.
This is in contrast to most digital that I’ve shot in the past decade-and-a-half. There are no practical limits anymore with digital photography; the frame countdown is normally stuck on “999” since it has run out of digits.
There’s no urgency to “finish.” There’s no impetus to think.
I just found it interesting to go on a one-roll photo walkabout.