Red Fence

Red

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During a lunch break while working from home, I dropped off some film at my local film place, Photolounge. I brought along my Olympus XA loaded with Kodak Ektar. I had shot about half the roll and wanted to get closer to finishing it.

Since I was on my lunch break, I didn’t have a lot of time so didn’t expect to finish the roll. Photolounge is close to where we live so I’ve taken a lot of pictures between home and there. To make taking photos in such a familiar area more interesting, I somewhat arbitrarily decided to take pictures of red things. Luckily, there were so many red things that I was easily able to finish the roll quickly.

Café - Bar À Vins
Café – Bar À Vins
Low Mass
Low Mass

Other than a couple images with focusing issues (I’m still getting used to the XA), I was rather happy with how this impromptu project turned out.

When I got the roll developed, I was pleased to see that many of the pictures I had previously taken also unintentionally featured red.

Mural at Tamalex Restaurant
Mural at Tamalex Restaurant
Cloud Refelctions on FMC Tower
Cloud Reflection on FMC Tower

Coincidentally, my “first of the roll” photo I took while loading my film also prominently features red with a red back of a cookbook on the shelf, the box from this roll of Kodak Ektar, and the end part of a box of Kodak Color Plus inserted into my Minolta X-700.

First of the Roll
First of the Roll

There were a handful of photos that didn’t have red or had red in brick buildings which I didn’t really count since red brick buildings are so common in our area that it seemed unfair to include them.

One Riverside
One Riverside
Truncated Tree
Truncated Tree

This was the third roll I shot with the Olympus XA, and I have really enjoyed using it and have been mostly pleased with the results.

I was intrigued by using a color theme as a guiding principle for going out to take pictures, and I would imagine I would try it again with other colors. But the cool thing about starting with red is that it comes with a theme song:

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