A Day in The Bay in Black and White

I don’t spend as much time as I should in actual San Francisco as I should. I feel like just driving across the Bay Bridge from Oakland to SF is just too much for me and just thinking about the toll and traffic makes me angry. This is why I have been making a little more of an effort to try to spend more time stepping out of my little area and exploring the greater places around me.

Earlier in the year I went out with a ton of cameras and took some great pics along the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding area. I took the Yashica-A and managed to take both color and black and white photos. I have yet to develop the color, but here are the black and white ones that I think came out best. It was a somewhat clear day on the San Francisco side of the bay so I think the pictures came out pretty sharp.

San Francisco Bay

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Review – Yashica-A TLR Camera

Yashica-A Camera

Before using this camera I had never used a TLR camera. I do have one of those that are plastic and your put together yourself, but I am lazy and I have not gotten around to building it yet. :/ So there was a bit of a learning curve trying to use this Yashica. I was constantly turning the wrong knob on the side and advancing the film instead of focusing, so my first roll was not used to it’s full potential. I also found the viewfinder pretty dim at times and struggled to see if I was in focus. I was pleasantly surprised when my film scans came back that the camera does take sharp and bright photos.

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