2/16/11

Grandpa's 80th birthday



I don't typically break out the flash unit, but I always get excited when I do. It multiplies the uncertainty of the pictures by about a billion.

This was my Grandpa's 80th birthday party at the Elks club in Keizer. I still sort of want to join one of these fraternal organizations, but I'm afraid I'm alone in my generation in that desire. I think even our parents' generation abandoned these clubs. Bowling Alone!

I think the flash worked pretty much exactly as I wanted it to, which is a little shocking. I now wish that I'd have been shooting a film more interesting than that medium Ilford HP5. I like it better when there are really dark, milky black areas.

Grandpa looks pretty good for such an old timer, huh?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

look how big the shadows are in the first picture. 80 years get you a big ass shadow.

Drake said...

I have wanted to join an Elk's club for a long time now. They offer great services and cheap food/booze. Plus, its just a great networking group.