It had been a few years since I picked up the old Zeiss folder and whenever you pick up a camera that you haven’t worked with recently, it takes a little bit to get in the flow. The zone focus thing was pretty easy for me to accommodate but I forgot how poor the viewfinder is on my particular camera.
It’s so cloudy and scratched up it, can make composing an image a bit difficult, but you learn to see the picture in other ways after a few shots. I mostly just messed around on this roll to get a better feel for what sort of exposure settings I will use moving forward.
I forgot how flat hp5 can be without a yellow or red filter, so for the next roll, I will grab a clip-on filter to give my images a little more pop. As a result, I did adjust the contrast a touch in Snapseed as well as fixed a couple of off-kilter horizon lines.
I always try to limit any edit of my photos but it was necessary on nearly every photo I took. I also played with double exposure a little bit on the roll and I really liked the results on one picture. I may experiment with this later on in the year. One of my goals of the project is to produce a complete contact sheet of 12 images, in theme and well exposed, to serve as the end product.