may 2017—roll 7

For Mother's Day weekend, I flew down to Charleston to see my parents (and my brother, who was on leave and back in the states). I had a bit of free time, so I took the ferry out to Ft. Sumter, which was a first for me. It's a neat little trip, but there isn't much as far as photography goes, especially when you're handholding medium format film. It was mid-afternoon, and I tried to shoot images that emphasized the hard shadows of a hot South Carolina sun. You see some of that in the first two, of which I like the second photo most, as there's a bit more abstraction in the relationship of the structure to the rest of the picture.

In general, however, I'm not thrilled with this roll. Then again, I wasn't thrilled with the last two rolls either. Some of this was a lack of inspiration that carried through the month. But some of it is the focal length. This camera, the Fuji GSW690, has a wide-angle lens, equivalent to roughly 28mm. I'm not great with that perspective, and it shows—I'm never sure of what to excise from the frame to tell a story or build a visual. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.