Film Photos of Washington DC- Canon Ixus and APS Film

APS Film
Capitol Building, Washington DC

Washington DC

My one true love is the Capitol Building in Washington DC.  It should clearly by the White House because it’s better, and if I were President I would swap them over. (Less crazy than that stupid travel ban, right?)  We had a great view of it near where we were staying, so I got to see it everyday.  It’s so lovely and symmetrical.  Of course in this image I managed to cut the bottom of.  But the combination of my Canon Ixus and APS film give a much smaller field of vision than a digital camera.  When I was researching APS film I read that that was the reason it was less popular.

Despite my love of the Capitol Building when I think of Washington DC, I think of the beautiful houses.  I think these are ‘town houses’?  We stayed in one via Air BnB, they are very spacious but long and thin.  Although similar, they were all different colours.  In the front yards of most of the houses were Martin Luther King quotes, and things like ‘no matter where you’re from I’m glad you’re my neighbour’.

APS Film
‘Skinny’ Houses Near Capitol Hill

APS Film

Film Photography

The APS film that I used must be several years out of date, as it’s been long discontinued.  Like a lot of film photography it adds a dreamy quality to the images.

The ISO was quite low at ISO 200.  ISO 200 isn’t particularly light sensitive so it should have less ‘noise’ than higher ISO.  But it also means it takes more time to capture an image so there’s more chance of shake and blur.  It’s not the best choice for moving scenes.

I go so long between using my film cameras that I forget these things, often just looking them up again afterwards to figure out why all my pictures are so blurry and rubbish.

The auto focus in the Canon Ixus takes care of much of that so a low ISO is not a problem.  And when I use it I get a very high proportion of my images back.  I also used my Diana camera (pics to follow) which is much harder to use imo and most of the photos come back blurry.

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