Journey Into Analog: Wide with a patch of color

Day flash

Ever bought a camera just for the lens? I picked up a Minolta SLR at the Alemany Flea Market just for the fantastic wide angle lens… and I’m in love. With the lens mostly, but it’s nice to have a Minolta SLR with auto-exposure. Over the course of the weekend, I started messing around with using a flash while shooting daytime objects… which ended up pretty weird. I was using colored gels with the flash, which explains the colors, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why the light never hits the frame. My friend Joe says I need to lower my shutter speed, but I’m wondering if it’s not some result of using a wide screen lens with a flash that might not be quite as wide… That wouldn’t explain why the “light areas” tend to move around though. Got any ideas? Share them in the comments below.

Day flash

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Eddie can dance

Day flash

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