UVA on 35mm

June 02, 2022 1 min read

I took a basic photography class my Sophomore year of high school. It was all 35mm film-based. I had to shoot my film, develop the negatives, and use a dark to create and develop my prints. I really learned a lot. That was almost a decade ago, however. Recently, I wanted to try again. So, I picked up an old Canon AE-1 Program off eBay with some Kodak Gold 200 film. To warm up again, I walked around grounds and the surrounding area and took pictures of anything I found interesting. Below are the ones that I felt turned out the best.

University of Virginia Rotunda on the lawn.
I really liked the angle of this shot. It hides the people and provides a peaceful scene.
Jefferson Park Avenue and Lane Road intersection
I loved the way the color of the brick turned out on the West Complex. Also, I am not sure where that lady is running.
Fry Springs Station
The way I was able to capture the green hills in the back with the rough-looking scenery of Frys Spring Station looked cool to me.
Stairwell foliage
I just liked the exposure of this one. Also, the quality of the scan is really nice.
Stream on the Rivanna Trail
This is on the Rivanna Trail near the end of Sunset Ave.
Rivanna Trail
More Rivanna Trail. I love the sun streaking through the trees.
Jefferson Park Avenue at Night
I wanted this to be one of those cool long-exposures, but it ended up just being underexposed and blurred.
Jefferson Parl Avenue
More JPA!