A few more from the parade, taken with the Rollei. I have about 300 digital files to edit through before I post those – I switched to the Canon 5D after shooting these because the Rollei was rather labor-intensive and the lighting was rather dim, limiting me to slow enough shutter speeds that I was getting motion blur with a lot of images and I didn’t want to waste film. I think what came out best with the Rollei are images I’d classify as portraits. It excels at shooting people filling the frame at relatively close distances. Or maybe that’s just what I’m good at and I’m confusing the camera’s talent for my own.
A major reason for going to Philly for New Years Eve was to avoid the hassle of driving up and back on the same day to attend the Mummers Day Parade on New Years Day. I decided to try and shoot some of the parade with the Rollei. While not as many images were 100% successful as I would have liked, I’ll put some of that down to needing more experience zone focusing, and some of it down to needing a fill-flash which I didn’t have. But I’m not complaining – I did get some good images, and here is a selection. I’ll follow up with more tomorrow when I’m done scanning everything.