We got back from the Grand Canyon to find two kids who managed to thoroughly tire out their Grand Parents and might be a little sad that Mommy and Daddy are back (after all, Grand Parents are always more fun :D). We took tons of pictures at the Grand Canyon. My count was 8 rolls and 284 pictures and my wifes was ~500. Roll 1 is scanned and 4 rolls are developed. My goal is to finish the first 4 rolls this week and the other 4 rolls next week and be totally done, blogs and all before labor day weekend. Sadly slow going, but its a lot to scan and process. For faster updates, see my wife’s blog http://talesoffruitandcake.wordpress.com/
A note, for those with film cameras especially, its always a good idea to periodically compare notes on light meter accuracy. Especially with OM cameras. I don’t know what silver oxide battery behavior is near the end of life of the battery, but with zinc-air the voltage is pretty steady until the very end, when it drops…but consider the several month life span of the batteries without heavy use, and the batter may be working, but the meter inaccurate because of low voltage for several days up to a couple of weeks. I recommend either relgiously replacing the batteries monthly (they are cheap) or periodically checking the accuracy. It was about half a day in to the trip when I noticed that my Sekonic light meter readings were about 2 EV higher than my OM-1 readings. Replaced the battery in the OM-1 and the readings were nearly identical. Goes to show, check the accuracy periodically. Downside, I should have checked earlier and then half a roll of pictures wouldn’t be 2 stops overexposed.
First up will be the remainder of my Shenandoah trip and then Grand Canyon pictures. As a note, we didn’t manage to do Havasupai. The backpacking trip down Bright Angel and back up was just too hard. If we had a day, or better yet two to recover we might have managed, but we were just too burned out and sore.
Here is just a very small taste from the Grand Canyon trip